Minor Programmes in Cantonese

I. Aims
  The aims of the Minor Programmes are to:
 
  • enhance non-Chinese speaking students' competences in Cantonese communication
  • help non-Chinese speaking students prepare for their career development in Hong Kong
  • enrich non-Chinese speaking students' linguistic knowledge of Cantonese and cultural understanding of Hong Kong community
II. Learning Outcomes
  Students will gain:
 
  • communicate effectively in Cantonese in various social and academic contexts (PILO 1)
  • Analyze significant cultural knowledge and connotations beneficial to their living and career in Hong Kong (PILO 2)
  • Apply useful linguistic skills to improve Cantonese proficiency throughout school, community and workplace (PILO 3)
III. Eligibility - All UGC-funded non-Chinese speaking undergraduate students
   
IV. Content
 

Required Courses:

  • LANG1035 Foundation Cantonese I (Level 1)
  • LANG1036 Foundation Cantonese II (Level 1)
  • One course from Level 3

Elective Courses:
Two of the following courses:

  • LANG2066 Intermediate Cantonese I (Level 2)
  • LANG2067 Intermediate Cantonese II (Level 2)
  • LANG3035 Advanced Cantonese I (Level 3)
  • LANG3036 Advanced Cantonese II (Level 3)
  • LANG3037 Selected Topics on Cantonese Culture (Level 3)
  • LANG3045 Selected Readings in Cantonese Studies (Level 3)
  • LANG3046 Cantonese Shuo-Chang Literature (Level 3)
  • LANG3047 Evolution of Cantonese: Linguistic Cultural and Social Perspectives (Level 3)
   
V. Enquiries - Language Centre (Tel: 3411 7589 | Email: lc@hkbu.edu.hk)




Minor Programmes in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish

I. Aims
  The aims of the Minor Programmes are to:
 
  • better prepare students for their careers
  • make them more competitive in the job market
  • enrich their linguistic, intellectual and cultural development
II. Learning Outcomes
  Students will gain:
 
  • cultural knowledge of a country or region
  • the ability to communicate effectively in a range of social and academic contexts in the target language
III. Eligibility - All UGC-funded undergraduate students
   
IV. Content
  Each minor programme will consist of a total of 15 units. The lists of courses under each programme are as follows:
 
French Language Minor * German Language Minor *

Required Courses:

  • FREN 1005 French I
  • FREN 1006 French II
  • FREN 2005 French III

Elective Courses:
Two of the following courses:

  • FREN 2006 French IV
  • FREN 3005 French V #
  • FREN 3006 Contemporary French Society
    Through its National Cinema #

Required Courses:

  • GERM 1005 German I
  • GERM 1006 German II
  • GERM 2005 German III

Elective Courses:
Two of the following courses:

  • GERM 2006 German IV
  • GERM 3005 Business German #
  • GERM 3006 Creative Writing in German #
  • GERM 3007 German Language, Culture and Society #
  • GERM 3015 German V #

Japanese Language Minor Spanish Language Minor

Required Courses:

  • JPSE 1005 Japanese I
  • JPSE 1006 Japanese II
  • JPSE 2005 Japanese III

Elective Courses:
Two of the following courses:

  • JPSE 2006 Japanese IV
  • JPSE 3005 Japanese V #
  • JPSE 3006 Business Japanese #
  • JPSE 3007 Japanese VI #

Required Courses:

  • SPAN 1005 Spanish I
  • SPAN 1006 Spanish II
  • SPAN 2005 Spanish III

Elective Courses:
Two of the following courses:

  • SPAN 2006 Spanish IV
  • SPAN 3005 Spanish V#
  • SPAN 3006 Spanish Language, Culture and Society#
 

* Remarks: Students in the French Stream of the BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies programme are not allowed to claim the Minor in the French Language while those of the German Stream are not allowed to claim the Minor in the German Language.

# In accordance with prevailing Minor policy, students are required to complete at least one 3-unit course at the upper level (Level 3 or 4) to claim the Minor.

   
V. Enquiries - Language Centre (Tel: 3411 7589 | Email: lc@hkbu.edu.hk)