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Associate of Arts
Programme Code: 8C110-AA
Programme Leader: ZHAO, Estella Yongbing 趙咏冰
Assistant Programme Leader: CHU, Po-ying 朱寶盈

Admission Score for this programme (2016/17 Cohort): 10-22
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What is this programme about?

Why this programme?

Articulation rate nearly 93% in 2016
Flexible programme for exploring aptitude ...

Graduate sharing

I have had a keen interest in Chinese culture since childhood and have long aspired ...

Why this programme?

  • Articulation rate nearly 93% in 2016
  • Flexible programme for exploring aptitude and interests
  • Three possible areas of concentration for you to choose from, including Chinese Language and Literature, China Studies, and Liberal Studies
  • Provides a wide variety of practical elective subjects, e.g. Chinese Film and Fiction, The History and Culture of Hong Kong, Chinese Creative Writing

 

This broad-based and holistic programme will enable you to gain a better understanding of arts, history, philosophy and cultural studies. Upon graduation, you will be in a position to make an informed choice on further academic pursuit or professional career development.

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure
You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, ...

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates
More than 120 local and overseas bachelor's degree ...

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure

 

You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 22 subjects in total, comprising 12 - 14 General Education Subjects and 8 Discipline-specific Subjects.

 

General Education Subjects

 

8 - 9 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Chinese Communication for College Students@ OR Elementary Chinese~
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Elementary Statistics
  • English for Academic Studies (Humanities and Communication) I
  • English for Academic Studies (Humanities and Communication) II
  • Information Technology for Language Studies
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Practical English for College Students^
  • Putonghua for Cultural and Communication Purposes@

 

@Taught in Putonghua
~Students who are non-Chinese speakers, or whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below are required to take this subject.
^Students with Level 3 or above in HKDSE English are exempted from taking this subject.

 

4 - 5 Elective Subjects*# (from the following cluster areas)

 

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Science, Technology and Environment

 

*Students with Level 3 or above in any one HKDSE subject (other than English) only need to take four General Education elective subjects.

 

For the full list of more than 50 General Education subjects, please click here.

 

Discipline-specific Subjects

 

3 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Chinese for Academic Purposes
  • Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • Introduction to Chinese Literature

 

5 Elective Subjects#(from the following subjects or cluster areas, OR from all subjects offered in the other programmes under the Humanities and Communication Scheme)

 

Subjects

  • China's Economy
  • Chinese Creative Writing
  • Chinese Family and Culture
  • Chinese Film and Fiction
  • Classical Chinese Fiction
  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Poetry
  • Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature
  • Modern Western Thought
  • Selected Readings of Hong Kong Fiction
  • The Role of Chinese Women in Historical Development
  • Wisdom in Eastern Tradition

 

Cluster Areas

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication

 

You can focus on one of the following 3 Areas of Concentration:

 

Chinese Language and Literature

  • Chinese Creative Writing
  • Chinese Film and Fiction
  • Chinese for Business and Administration
  • Chinese for the Mass Media
  • Classical Chinese Fiction
  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Poetry
  • Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature
  • Selected Readings of Hong Kong Fiction
  • The Structure of Modern Chinese

 

China Studies

  • China's Economy
  • Chinese Family and Culture
  • Introduction to Chinese Political and Legal System
  • Social Development in China
  • The History and Culture of Hong Kong
  • The History and Culture of Modern China
  • The Role of Chinese Women in Historical Development

 

Liberal Studies

  • Chinese and Western Cultures
  • Gender Issues
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Modern Western Thought
  • Values and Ethics in Daily Life
  • Wisdom in Eastern Tradition

 

#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.

 
Intended Learning Outcomes
 
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to achieve its intended learning outcomes. For details, please click here.

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates

 

More than 120 local and overseas bachelor's degree programmes have admitted graduates from HKCC's Associate Degree Scheme in Humanities and Communication. For the articulation track record of graduates, please click here.

 

Career Prospects

 

  • Culture and heritage promotion
  • Education
  • Publishing