Faculty of Arts
Comparative Literature
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://complit.hku.hk/index.php/comparative-literature-courses-202021/ https://complit.hku.hk/index.php/the-comparative-literature-minor/
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? Comparative Literature teaches literary, film, and cultural texts beyond and across national and linguistic divides. We introduce students to critical theories, making them accessible and applicable in working environments and real-life situations. Students learn to see the world around them through diverse texts, mediums, and genres and grasp a set of analytical tools to tackle a wide range of cultural phenomena. Teachers offer instructions in five areas: 1) Film and visual culture; 2) Literary and cultural theory; 3) Gender and sexuality; 4) Hong Kong and Asia; 5) Postcolonial and global studies.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Department of Comparative Literature, School of Humanities.

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Grade C or above in CLIT1001 or CLIT1008 or CLIT1009 or CLIT1010, and 12 credits of introductory courses from any Arts programmes, which may include additional credits in 1000-level CLIT courses.

CLIT1001 or CLIT1008 or CLIT1009 or CLIT1010.

For details, please check with the Department of Comparative Literature.
Career opportunities Our signature Internship Programme places students in film production and distribution agencies, local publishing venues, NGOs in the cultural sector, and art curatorship and management positions as part of their Capstone experience. Many of our graduates have taken up jobs in education, arts management, civil service, journalism, as well as other culture and media industry.
Further information https://complit.hku.hk/
Contact T: 3917 2769
E: complit@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.