Comparative Literature Courses 2021-22

In order to MAJOR in Comparative Literature, students need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Not fewer than one (6 credits) of the following first year Comparative Literature courses, and obtain a grade C or above: CLIT1001 or CLIT1008: Ways of Reading: Film, Literature, and Culture or CLIT1009: Introduction to Postcolonialism and Culture or CLIT1010: Ways of Thinking about Culture and Society;
  • 12 credits of introductory courses from any Arts programs, which may include additional credits in 1000-level Comparative Literature courses; and
  • not fewer than 54 credits of 2000- and 3000- level Comparative Literature courses, which should include at least one (6 credits) capstone experience course.

MINOR in Comparative Literature shall consist of CLIT1001 or CLIT1008: Ways of Reading: Film, Literature, and Culture or CLIT1009: Introduction to Postcolonialism and Culture or CLIT1010: Ways of Thinking about Culture and Society; and not fewer than 30 credit units of 2000- and 3000-level courses.

To fulfill the credit requirements of the major/minor in Comparative Literature, students can also take the following courses in other programmes:

  • History programme: HIST2082, HIST2083, HIST2085 and HIST2119.
  • Music programme: MUSI2044 and MUSI2055.
  • Faculty of Law: LLAW3141.
  • School of Chinese: CHIN2348 and CHIN2358.
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures: AFRI2007, AMER2022, AMER2033, AMER2035, AMER2048, AMER2052, EUST2011, EUST2030, EUST3020, HKGS2008, HKGS2011, HKGS2012, SINO2008, SINO2012 and SINO2013.

Please refer to the relevant programmes for course details and availability.

All courses offered in the department will be assessed continuously with 100% coursework.  Teaching activities may include film screenings, workshops, and guest lectures.  Assignments may include essay writing, oral presentations in tutorials, and take-home or in-class tests.  Course organizers will provide details of assessment at the beginning of their courses.

FALL 2021

CLIT1009: Introduction to Postcolonialism and Culture

CLIT2007: Film Culture I

CLIT2065: Hong Kong culture: Representations of identity in literature and film

CLIT2089: Culture and Queer Theory

CLIT2095: World, Text, and Critic

CLIT2100: Fugitive Science

CLIT3019 : Internship in Comparative Literature and Cultural Sectors (Capstone)

CLIT3022: Critiques of Modernity

CLIT3025: Asia on Global Screens (Capstone)

SPRING 2022

CLIT1008: Ways of Reading Film, Literature, and Culture

CLIT2001: Comparative Studies of Literary and Visual Narratives

CLIT2008: Film Culture II

CLIT2016: The Body in Culture

CLIT2045: Colonialism/Postcolonialism

CLIT2060: Fiction and Film and Contemporary Chinese Societies

CLIT2069: The Making of Modern Masculinities

CLIT2094: Introduction to critical theory and cultural studies

CLIT3019 : Internship in Comparative Literature and Cultural Sectors (Capstone)

CLIT3027: From states of nature to states of the world: Political theory as literature  (Capstone)