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Core Course
Course CodeCourse Name
Semester 1
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LANG 7110Research Methodology
LANG 7401Introduction to the Study of Language: Part I
LANG 7510Language in Society
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Semester 2
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LANG 7402Introduction to the Study of Language: Part II
LANG 7610Discourse Analysis
Elective Course
Course CodeCourse Name
LANG 7390Special Topic in Language Studies
LANG 7530Language Curriculum
LANG 7540Language for Specific Purposes
LANG 7550English as a World Language
LANG 7570Language and Education
LANG 7580Language Development
LANG 7590Advanced Topics in Discourse Studies
LANG 7600Comparative Studies of English and Chinese Grammar
LANG 7630Pragmatics in Language Learning and Teaching
LANG 7640Grammar of Modern English
LANG 7650Advanced Seminar in Language and Gender
LANG 7660Linguistics and Liberal Thinking
LANG 7670Linguistic Analysis of Children's Literature
LANG 7680Language, Politics, and Identity


LANG 7660Linguistics and Liberal Thinking
This course aims to provide students with a clear conception on the thinking processes behind theorizing in language studies in relation to a number of real-life situations as well as to other disciplines in both the humanities and the sciences. Students will thus gain broad awareness of the tools and strategies that are useful academically and practically, especially in the area of teaching liberal studies in the Hong Kong secondary school classroom. The course will develop in the students a critical awareness on how to evaluate knowledge and beliefs, thus making it a foundational course in fostering independent thinking in language studies. Through this course, students should be able to see in a more informed and profound way the relevance of language studies to everyday life.
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