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Associate of Arts in Languages and Humanities

Korean Studies

Programme Code: AD 107 3416 6338 2305 5315 aalh-korean@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : AD107

Applicants who wish to apply for this theme should submit a separate application. (Application Code: AD107)

 

Programme Aims & Features

The programme features 6 themes. Upon completion of the first year curriculum, students will specialize in one of the four themes in the second year of their study (except Japanese Studies and Korean Studies themes), and, at the same time, select a combination of courses offered by the other themes.

Korean Studies

This programme aims to provide students with a broad-based arts education as well as a strong foundation in Korean. Students are able to acquire basic Korean language skills, develop communicative competence in everyday situations and gain valuable insight into 
Korean culture and contemporary Korean society.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2020 Overall Progression Rate: 89%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 69%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of recent years have articulated to*:
 
The University of Hong Kong
BA 
BA Chinese Language and Literature 
BA English Literature
BA Japanese Studies
BA Korea Studies
BA Philosophy
BA & BEd Language Education - Chinese (Double Degree) 
BA & BEd Language Education - English (Double Degree) 
BA & BSc (Double Degree)
BA & BSc Social Data Science (Double Degree)
BA Conservation
BA Education and Chinese
BSc Information Management
BSocial Science
BNursing

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA Anthropology
BA Bimodal Bilingual Studies
BA Chinese Language and Literature
BA Chinese Language Studies & BEd Chinese Language Education (Double Degree)
BA Conservation
BA Cultural Management
BA Cultural Studies
BA English
BA History
BA Japanese Studies
BA Linguistics
BA Philosophy
BA Religious Studies
BA Translation
BSc Community Health Practice 
BSSc Gender Studies
BSSc Global Studies

City University of Hong Kong
BA
BA Chinese
BA Chinese & History
BA Creative Media
BA Digital Television & Broadcasting
BA English
BA Linguistics & Language Applications
BA Linguistics & Language Technology
BA Media & Communication
BA Translation & Interpretation
BAS New Media
BBA Business Analysis
BBA Global Business Systems Management
BEng Electrical Engineering
BSc Creative Media
BSocSc
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics 
BSocSc Asian & International Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
BA (Hons) Chinese & Bilingual Studies
BA (Hons) English Studies for the Professions
BA (Hons) Language & Speech Sciences
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
Broad Discipline of Hotel & Tourism Management
Broad Discipline of Language, Culture & Communication

Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Chinese Language & Literature
BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) English Language Teaching (Double Degree)
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) History and BEd (Hons) Personal, Social & Humanities Education Teaching (Double Degree)
BA (Hons) Humanities
BA (Hons) Religion, Philosophy & Ethics
BA (Hons) Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Translation
BA (Hons) Visual Arts
Bachelor of Communication (Hons)
BSSc (Hons)
BSSc (Hons) European Studies - French Stream
BSSc (Hons) European Studies - German Stream
BSSc (Hons) Geography

The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Creative Arts &  Culture &  BEd (Hons) Music (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Creative Arts &  Culture &  BEd (Hons) Visual Arts (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Language Studies - Chinese Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies - English Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies & BEd (Hons) English Language (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
BEd (Hons) Chinese History
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) (Primary) - General Studies / Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - English Language
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - History Major
BSSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
        
Lingnan University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Chinese
BA (Hons) Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Philosophy
BA (Hons) Visual Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Social Science
 

HKU SPACE International College

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

University of the Arts London

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

The University of Western Australia, Australia

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in the civil service and other public institutions and services, and the private sector. You will find openings in fields such as journalism, translation, media, education, public relations and copywriting.

  

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.  Excluding Japanese Studies and Korean Studies themes.

Generic Skills
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • English for Arts and Humanities

Experiential Learning

  • The Journey of Self-Discovery
SPECIALISM

Core

Year 2

Bilingual Communication

  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Professional Communication Strategies
  • Introduction to Translation
  • Practical Writing for Marketing and Public Relations
  • Reading and Writing in Chinese

 

Chinese Language, Literature and Culture

  • Classical Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Chinese Literary Criticism
  • Studies of Classical Texts and Culture
  • Studies of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Reading and Writing in Chinese

 

English Studies

  • Introduction to Literature in English
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Literary Linguistics
  • Professional Communication Strategies

 

Humanities​​

  • Aesthetics: Art, Beauty, and Contemporary Life
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • From A Barren Rock to Asia’s World City: A history of Modern Hong Kong
  • Civilisations, Ideologies and Politics: The Making of Modern Europe since 1850s
  • Selected Topics in Philosophy

 

Japanese Studies

  • Japanese I
  • Japanese II
  • Contemporary Japanese Society
  • Introduction to Japanese Studies (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Popular Culture in Japan (Year 1 course)

 

Korean Studies

  • Korean I
  • Korean II
  • Contemporary Korean Society
  • Introduction to Korean (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Korean Culture (Year 1 course)

 

Specialism Electives

 

Year 1

Choose TWO from the following

 

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Chinese Literature
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Modern Chinese Language

 

Year 2

Students of a particular theme (except Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme) can choose ONE out of three options listed below.

 

Bilingual Communication

  • Language, Society and Culture
  • Studies of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Introduction to Literature in English

Chinese Language, Literature and Culture

  • Language, Society and Culture
  • Media Publishing Industry and Production
  • Advanced Chinese for Business and Commerce

English Studies

  • Creativity and Creative Industries
  • Aesthetics: Art, Beauty, and Contemporary Life
  • Questioning Cultural Identity

Humanities

  • Questioning Cultural Identity
  • Gender and Society
  • Introduction to Literature in English

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • Choose THREE courses from the Core Curriculum
The Specialism Electives courses do not apply to Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme.
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.
Yiu Lai Yam
Yiu Lai Yam
  • 2019-2020 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)
  • 2020 香港中文大學 (翻譯學)
  • 其他取錄︰香港城市大學 (翻譯及語言學)

光陰似箭,昔日徬徨迷惘的心情與現在興奮雀 躍的心情形成強烈的對比。這一年,歷經波 折,但亦能遇到一群志同道合的朋友以及循循 善誘的老師,大家互相勉勵,共同渡過短暫而 忙碌的副學士生活。有時候,繞一條較長的路 未必是壞事,只因它可能會為你帶來意外的收 穫。

Leung Kin Shing Ken
Leung Kin Shing Ken
  • 2019-2020 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)
  • 2020 香港大學(文學學士)

感恩一進來就遇到不少良師益友,令我很快可以適應下來。學習當然有辛苦既時候,但只要肯捱肯拼搏,有謂天道酬勤,必定會有美好的成果。
The road to happiness is paved with adversity.

Wat Tai Sze
Wat Tai Sze
  • 2018-2020 Associate of Arts in Languages and Humanities (Korean Studies)
  • 2020 BSocSc, Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong (Senior Year)
  • Other offer received: BA (Hons), English Studies for the Professions, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
  • Other offer received: BSocSci (Hons), Global and Hong Kong Studies, The Hong Kong Education University

別以為副學士就是「低人一等」,在這裡體驗的人生觀用錢也買不到,因為大家都希望可以「成功上岸」,每天都竭盡全力溫書,不希望因懶惰而失去上大學的機會。另外,多虧遇上細心的講師和積極進取的同學,全賴他們的幫助我才可以走到這一步。這兩年並不可以說很順利,但一切都是值得的。

Chan Sheung Wah
Chan Sheung Wah
  • 2017-19 (Korean Studies)
  • 2019 HKU Bachelor of Arts (Year 3)

I am grateful that CC has provided me a chance to enter university and to accomplish my goals. Lecturers and services provided by SDCS gave me a lot of opinions and information concerning my study path. As a student at CC, although you may experience hardship and difficulties, your hard work will pay off and you will achieve what you want.

馮鎧澄
馮鎧澄
  • 2015-17 文學副學士 (語言及人文學科)(韓語及韓國文化)
  • 2017 就讀香港城市大學 (語言學及語言應用)學士課程三年級

曾經想過自己的大學夢是不是距離現實太遠。然而,這兩年卻成了我人生的轉捩點。我讀書的態度一直都很散漫,直至在修讀副學士時,因為同學的啟發,我開始發奮讀書,最後成功升上大學。回望過去,感謝在這兩年遇過的人和事,他們都是很寶貴的經歷。