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Four-Year Curriculum Framework

Major

Minimum 60 units

General Education

38 units

Electives

up to 30 units

Graduation Requirement

Minimum 128 units

 

The 60 major units of the Programme consist of 42 units of Required Courses and 18 units of courses from the two Major Electives of English and Chinese writing. The Required Courses provide fundamental learning in writing and concepts in aesthetics, theories and ideas in creativity, and cultural differences, in order to enhance students’ intellectual cognition and skills. Each of the two Major Electives consists of two Modules—one in creative writing and one in professional writing. There are four Modules altogether. Students are required to select at least one course from each of the four Modules, so that they will be trained both in Chinese writing and English writing, and be skilled both in creative and professional writing.


Required Courses (42 units)

HUMN/WRIT 2015            Writing Seminar: Workshop in Creative Writing

HUMN3016 / WRIT3006    Professional Writing Practicum: Essentials of the Craft ofWriting

WRIT 1005                      Creativity: Theory and Practice

WRIT 2005                      Biography Writing

WRIT 2006                      Food, Wine and Travel Writing for the Leisure Industry

WRIT 2007                      Editing and Publishing

WRIT 3007                      Writing for New Media

HUMN 3005                     Artistic Creativity and Aesthetics Awareness

HUMN4026 / WRIT 4007   The Art of Creating Stories: Writing and Appreciation

HUMN4027 / WRIT 4015   The Double Face of Creativity: Fact and Fiction

WRIT 4005                      Cultural Differences and Creative Writing

WRIT 4006                      Writing Internship

WRIT4898 / WRIT4899     Honours Project

 

Major Electives (18 units)


Students have to select at least ONE course from each of the following four Modules:


1.     English Elective

A.     Creative Module:

ENGL 3015                      Creative Writing

LANG 2006                      English through Creative Writing

LANG 3025                      Creative Writing in Children’s Literature in English

TRAN 3017                      Drama Translation

WRIT 4016                      Writing Diaspora in a Global World

WRIT 2026/3016              Special Topic in Creative Writing  

 

B.    Professional Module:

JOUR 2015                   Introduction to News and Features Writing (International Journalism)

JOUR 2055                     News and Feature Reporting and Writing (International Journalism)

JOUR 3005                     Beat Reporting (International Journalism)

JOUR 3045                      Advanced Journalism: News, Features and Opinion Writing (International Journalism)

JOUR 3095                      Business and Financial News Reporting

TRAN 4026                      Literary Translation

WRIT 2016                      Writing for Science

WRIT 2017                      Writing for Business

HUMN 2025                     Gender Studies

HUMN 2036                     Media and Communication: Issues, Concepts and Theories OR

HUMN 3037                     New Media Cultures


2.     Chinese Elective

A.     Creative Module:

CHIL 3026                        Modern Chinese Fiction Writing

CHIL 3027                        Modern Chinese Prose Writing

CHIL 3055                        Rhymed Chinese Literature Writing

FILM 2015                       Script Writing

FILM 4007                       Advanced Script Writing

HUMN 3025                     Chinese Song Lyric Writing

LANG 2005                      Creative Writing through Masterpieces

LANG 3006                      Creative Writing: Modern Chinese Poetry

WRIT 3015                      Scriptwriting for Theatre

WRIT 3017                 Special Topic in Chinese Creative Writing


B.    Professional Module:

JOUR 2017                     News Gathering and Writing for Print

JOUR 2046                     Advanced Reporting and Feature Writing for Print

LANG 2025                     Chinese Writing for Business and Public Administration

TRAN 3026                     Media Translation

WRIT 2025                      Advertisement Copywriting

WRIT 3005                      Reading Masterpieces and Writing Your Own

HUMN 1005                    The Study of Culture

HUMN 3006                    Great Work in the Humanities





For more information about minor in Creative Writing, please refer to the AR webpage here 





The Study Plan for Creative and Professional Writing Programme


Year 1 

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

GE English I

3

GE English II

3

GE Chinese

3

GE Information Management Technology

3

GE Values & the Meaning of Life

3

GE History & Civilization

3

GE Physical Education

1

GE Numeracy

3

Free Elective 1 

(*WRIT 1005 Creativity: Theory & Practice)

3

GE Physical Education

1

Free Elective 2

3

Free Elective 3

3

U-Life

-

U-Life

-


16


16

*Students who do not take the Year 1 WRIT course WRIT 1005 Creativity: Theory &Practice, but proceed to the WRIT Major, will need to take the Year 1 WRIT course at a later point in their studies.

 

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

HUMN/WRIT 2015

Writing Seminar: Workshop in Creative Writing

3

WRIT Major Elective 1

3

HUMN4026/WRIT 4007

The Art of Creating Stories: Writing and Appreciation

3

HUMN3016/WRIT 3006

Professional Writing Practicum: Essentials of the Craft of Writing

3

WRIT 2005 Biography Writing

3

GE Distribution 1

3

GE Public Speaking

3

GE Distribution 2

3

Free Elective 4

3

Free Elective 5

3

 

 

Free Elective 6

3

 

15

 

18

 

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

WRIT 3007 Writing for New Media

3

WRIT 2006 Food, Wine &Travel Writing for the Leisure Industry

3

HUMN 3005 Artistic Creativity and Aesthetics Awareness

3

WRIT 2007 Editing and Publishing

3

WRIT Major Elective 2

3

HUMN4027/WRIT 4015

The Double Face of Creativity: Fact and Fiction

3

GE Distribution 3

3

WRIT Major Elective 4

3

Free Elective 7

3

WRIT Major Elective 5

3

WRIT Major Elective 3

3

 

 

 

18

 

15

 

Year 4

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

WRIT 4005

Cultural Differences and Creative Writing

3

WRIT 4006 Writing Internship

3

WRIT 4898 Honours Project

3

WRIT 4899 Honours Project

3

WRIT Major Elective 6

3

GE Distribution 4

3

Free Elective 8

3

Free Elective 10

3

Free Elective 9

3

Free Elective 11

3

 

15

 

15