Aims of the Minor
This Minor is designed to develop students’ Chinese and English translation skills, strengthen their Chinese and English language proficiency, enhance their cultural awareness and train them to become bilingual communicators. It also aims to widen students’ interdisciplinary horizons and broaden their career options.
Upon successful completion of the requirement for the Minor in Translation, students will be able to:
PILO1: demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills required for written translation jobs in related professional fields;
PILO2: show a good level of Chinese and English language competence to appreciate Chinese and English as two languages with distinct features so as to overcome practical language problems in translation; and
PILO3: perform as effective bilingual communicators capable of upholding ethical values to produce translated texts.
Minor Requirements (15 CPs)
This Minor is open to all undergraduate students. To declare the Minor, students are required to take 3 core courses plus 2 elective courses from the following list:
|Domain||Course Code||Course Title||CPs|
|Core||LIN 3015 *||Introduction to Translation||3|
|LIN 3016||Contrastive Analysis of Languages and Translation||3|
|LIN 3023||Practical Translation||3|
(Choose any 2 courses)
|LIN 3031||Culture and Translation||3|
|ENG 2336 +||Intercultural Communication||3|
|CHI 3565 $||漢語修辭學||3|
|ENG 3344 %||Chinese-English Contrastive Grammar||3|
|ENG 4269 %||Comparative Language Studies||3|
|ENG 2325 ˅||English Grammar I||3|
|ENG 3329 ˅||English Grammar II||3|
|LIT 3011||Chinese Literature in English Translation||3|
|LIT 4021 ♦||Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Literature||3|
Note: The courses listed below are Major (Core)/Common Core courses for the programmes concerned and are thus not applicable for students in these programmes to declare the Minor due to the double-counting policy stipulated by FHM.
* Not applicable for both Chinese and English majors of BA(Lang Studies) students [2015-19 cohort and onwards]. Students concerned are required to take 1 more elective (total 3 electives) as substitution.
+ Not applicable for both Chinese and English Majors of BA(Lang Studies) and BA(TCSL) students.
$ Not applicable for BA(Lang Studies) Chinese Major and BEd(CL)
% Not applicable for both Chinese and English Majors of BA(Lang Studies) students [2014-18 cohort and before] and BA(TCSL) Students. For students in both Chinese and English Majors of BA(Lang Studies) [2015-19 cohort and onwards] and other programmes, you could choose either ENG3344 or ENG4269 as elective.
˅ Not applicable for BEd(EL) and BA(Lang Studies) English Major students.
♦ Not applicable for both Chinese and English Majors of BA(Lang Studies) students.
Dr Liu Fung Ming Christy
Tel: 2948 7887
Ms Teresa Yeung
Tel: 2948 7263