Coursework

Coursework:

Students admitted to the Programme after 2012 must take ONE Core Course "CLIT7005 Approaches to Literary and Cultural Studies" and SIX Electives. Students are also required to complete a Dissertation or its Equivalent in their final year.

Students who opt for dissertation-writing must take "CLIT7012 Dissertation Seminar".

CORE COURSE: CLIT7005. Compulsory. Writing workshops also required.

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE: Either CLIT7997* or CLIT7996. Compulsory.

*Students who opt for CLIT7997 are required to take course CLIT7012.


Study Mode

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
Classes on weekday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Occasionally a course may be offered on a weekday afternoon.

The semester courses offered by the programme may vary from time to time. For full-time students, one core course and three electives will be taken in the first semester, and three electives will be taken in the second semester of the programme. For part-time students, one core course and three electives will be taken in the first year of the programme and three electives in the second year.

Students are encouraged to pursue either a LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES stream, or a FILM/SCREEN STUDIES stream within the Programme. Students are also allowed to not pursue any specific streams.

LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES stream elective courses:
Students are encouraged to select any 3 from the following: CLIT7006, CLIT7007, CLIT7008, CLIT7009, CLIT7010, CLIT7011, CLIT7013, CLIT7016, CLIT7018, CLIT7020, CLIT7023, CLIT7024.

FILM/SCREEN STUDIES stream elective courses:
Students are encouraged to select any 3 from the following: CLIT7007, CLIT7014, CLIT7016, CLIT7019, CLIT7020, CLIT7021, CLIT7022, CLIT7023.

Students are required to declare their choice of streams (or not declaring) in the first semester of their academic study. Any request for subsequent change in stream after declaration shall be approved by the Programme Chairperson.


Assessment

CREDIT UNIT STATEMENT

Coursework assessment based on written assignments will count for 100% of the final grade for each semester course.

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  • General enquiry: malcs@hku.hk
  • TEL: 3917 2760 / FAX: 2857 7955
  • Department of Comparative Literature
    Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies (MALCS)
    The University of Hong Kong

    Room 9.58, 9/F,
    Run Run Shaw Tower (Building B, Arts),
    Centennial Campus,
    The University of Hong Kong,
    Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong