In the Broad-based programme, students will spend their first year of study in exploring difference arts disciplines. Then, students can choose their Major programme towards the end of their first year of study. The Broad-based Admission programme consists of six Major programmes: (1) Chinese Language and Literature, (2) Creative and Professional Writing, (3) English Language and Literature, (4) Humanities, (5) Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, and (6) Translation.
(1) Chinese Language and Literature
The Programme is committed to provide thorough training in research methods, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills in Chinese language, literature, and culture. It aims to enable students to achieve academic goals, build moral character, promote personal growth, and initiate a commitment to lifelong learning in preparation for their future careers.
(2) Creative and Professional Writing
The Programme is the first government-funded undergraduate programme among Hong Kong tertiary institutions dedicated to creative and professional writing in both Chinese and English.
(3) English Language and Literature
The Programme offers you the chance to develop disciplinary expertise in the English language and in literatures in English in multilingual and global contexts across time. You will realize your professional ambitions through a training that is both intellectually vigorous and holistic in the spirit of whole-person education.
The Programme is the first undergraduate programme in Hong Kong dedicated to providing a broad liberal arts education. Apart from training students to think critically, write logically and speak confidently, the Humanities Programme also nurtures students' ability to solve problems, to sympathize with humanity and to appreciate life, qualities which are indeed essential for a successful career as well as a full meaningful life.
(5) Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
The Programme, specializing in three different but closely related disciplines of religion, philosophy and ethics, is the first of its kind not only in Hong Kong, but also in Asia. We study the analysis of underlying moral values, social values and cultural values in current issues. Students will benefit from writing, public presentation and critical thinking skills, as well as a close student-teacher relationship.
The Programme is specifically designed to train bilingual and bicultural communicators to operate in local and national markets in the 21st century. Since the Programme started in 1990, our graduates have taken up a whole range of rewarding careers, and have been contributing to society by applying the knowledge and experience gained from the Programme.
Only The Faculty of Arts offers Double Major Programmes at Hong Kong Baptist University. Students may choose to take a Double Major Programme which consists of two Majors in one Bachelor’s degree. Students can choose any two Majors from (1) Chinese Language and Literature, (2) English Language and Literature and (3) Religion, Philosophy and Ethics or Double Major in Translation and English Language and Literature.
Student Learning Experiences
Students can join the internship programmes and exchange programmes organized by the University.
Apart from the University’s programmes, some of our Departments offer Major-oriented internships to their students. For example, the Creative and Professional Writing Programme offers a writing internship to their Major’s students, and the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Programme offers a summer internship with NGOs.
In addition to the internship and exchange programmes, some of our Departments will organize study tours to broaden students’ horizons. For example, the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Programme organized study tours to Europe and Dunhuang-Xinjiang, and the Humanities Programme has organized summer study tours to Germany and Taiwan.