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					                              LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
           Office of Mainland and International Programmes
      Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)

                                         IMPORTANT NOTES

Please read the following carefully before you fill in the application.

1    Use of Information in the Application
     The information provided by an applicant will be used for the following purposes:
     (a) As a basis for selection for admission to undergraduate programmes offered by Lingnan
           University and for other relevant purposes;
     (b) For transferring the relevant part of the applicant’s personal data to the student record
           system of Lingnan University upon successful application.

2    Basic Admission Requirements
     Application will be entertained only through the nomination submitted by partner institutions. The
     applicants must be full-time students other than first-year or final-year-final-semester students.

     For those whose native language are not English, are generally required to have a TOFEL score of
     213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based), or an IELTS score of 6.

     A cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) or above is generally required.

3    Deadlines for Application
     A completed set of application should reach the Office of Mainland and International Programmes
     (OMIP) on or before the deadline listed below:
        Deadline for Application for the 1st (Fall) Term: 30 April
        Deadline for Application for the 2nd (Spring) Term: 31 October
        Deadline for Application for the entire academic year: 30 April
        Deadline for Application for the Summer Term: 15 March

4    Student Visa Application (to be submitted together with your application for student
     exchange programme)
     All applicants should make sure that they are eligible to apply for a proper student visa to
     study in Hong Kong. The University is not responsible for obtaining visas for non-local students
     but will render all necessary support to admitted students.

     The form and guidance notes on application for visa/entry permit for Hong Kong can be
     downloaded from the Immigration Department website, respectively, at:
       Application Form: http://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID995A.pdf
       Guidance Notes (for English version): http://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID(E)996.pdf
       Guidance Notes (for Chinese version): http://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID(C)996.pdf

     Please complete only Part “A” of the visa application form. Please provide the evidence of your
     financial standing as stated in section 7 of Part A of the visa application (e.g. latest bank
     statement, certificate of deposits or payroll slip of the applicants or their supporting family
     members, documentation of financial aids), and a clear copy of your passport/travel document
     (the page containing personal particulars and issuance and expiry dates), as we need to make sure
     that the passport/travel document is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in
     Hong Kong. For Mainland students, please provide a clear copy of your identity card (both
     front and rear sides).


       OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                             LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
          Office of Mainland and International Programmes
     Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)

                                        IMPORTANT NOTES

    Return the student visa application form and the above documents with an amount of HK$400,
    covering the non-refundable fee for student visa application (HK$160) and the postage (HK$240),
    either by sending us a bank draft or providing the credit card details on the Credit Card
    Payment Authorization Form (Page 8). Failure to do so will incur a late fee upon arrival. Lingnan
    University will submit the visa application to the Immigration Department of Hong Kong as a
    sponsor. Once the approval is granted, the University will collect it from the same Department
    and send it to the applicant through international courier. Please be reminded that the visa
    processing time may be affected if there are any follow-up questions regarding your visa
    application, so please complete Part A of the application form with special care.

5   Study Load
    Students are welcome to take either 1 course or maximum 2 courses. Most courses offered are
    credit(s) bearing and each of them carries 3 credits (unless otherwise specified). Students are
    advised to consult their academic advisors at home institution regarding their course selection at
    Lingnan University and confirm their course selection when they submit their application.

6   Accommodation Requirement
    All exchange students are required to live on-campus and share room with a local student
    during the entire period of study at Lingnan University. There are six student hostels in Lingnan
    University providing residential places to 1,500 students in air-conditioned rooms, each of them
    shared by two students.
    Please visit http://www.ln.edu.hk/ssc/campuslife/hostel/index.html for details of the hostels.

7   Payment of Tuition, Accommodation and Other Fees
    Depending upon the exchange agreement between Lingnan and the respective home institutions,
    an exchange student is normally required to pay tuition fee to his/her home institution. For other
    fee such as hostel (dorm) fee, please check with your home institution. For students who are
    required to pay accommodation fee to Lingnan, the fee is required to be settled upon arrival and it
    costs approximately HK$2,000 for Summer Term, exact amount to be confirmed upon admitted.
    For students who are required to pay accommodation fee to their home institution, they are
    required to pay HK$150 per Summer Term as air-conditioning fee.

8   Caution Money
    All exchange students are required to sign a credit card payment authorization form, namely
    “Authorization for Direct Debit to Credit Card on lieu of Advance Payment for Caution Money”.
    The purpose of this caution money is to cover any utilities expenses, e.g. library fines, key loss,
    furniture damage, etc., incurred by the students. The form will be kept by the University without
    clearing until the actual amount of deduction (if any) is confirmed at the end of the term. Students
    will be informed by email of the amount to be deducted (if any) and the form will be destroyed
    within two months after the completion of the exchange. The University may withhold the
    student’s transcript should he/she has any unsettled account due to the University.

9   Information on our exchange programme, application and visa application procedures are
    available at “Inbound Exchange Students” of the following website: http://www.ln.edu.hk/omip.
    For enquiries, you may also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions
    (http://www.ln.edu.hk/omip/inbound/faq.php) or email us at exchange@ln.edu.hk.

      OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
               Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                                                                                                                 Office Use
                                                                                                      Application Number_____________
                                   LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
            Office of Mainland and International Programmes
         Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)


PART A PERSONAL PARTICULARS
Full Name (as listed on Passport, type or use BLOCK letters; surname first, then first and middle names)
                                                                       (in Chinese, if any)

Gender        Height (cm)       Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)          Place of Birth          Marital Status
                                                                                                                  RECENT
                                                                                                                  PHOTO *

Passport No. /
                                                Passport Expiry Date           Country of Citizenship
Identity Card No. (for Mainland student)


Postal Address in English (and Chinese if the postal address is in Mainland China):
Please ensure the validity of the address throughout the period of application as your admission correspondence and
visa will be mailed to this address by courier.




                                                         Home Phone Number                      Mobile Phone Number
Email Address                                            (with country code)                    (with country code)



* Please affix a photo on this form and send a digital photo (with BLUE background) to exchange@ln.edu.hk for
  your Student ID Card.

PART B EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Home Institution


Current Level of Study
Year 1/Year 2/Year 3/Year 4* (of 3-year/4-year curriculum*)
Expected Degree                                                                      Anticipated Date of Award


Major Field                                             Minor Field(s)



Cumulative Grade Point Average (on a 4-point scale)
(Please submit along with your official
transcript)


* Delete as appropriate



          OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                   Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                              LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
          Office of Mainland and International Programmes
       Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)


PART C LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Native                 English
Language:
                       Others, please specify __________________
                    English Language Proficiency (if native language is not English):
                       TOEFL score _________, or
                       IELTS score _________
                    (Please submit along with your official TOEFL/IELTS score report or letter from your
                    home institution certifying you possess sufficient English knowledge to carry out studies at
                    Lingnan University)
Can you speak          Cantonese?                              Yes                              No
                       Mandarin/Putonghua?                     Yes, with                  No
                                                              Level ______ /
                                                              Certificate _______________


PART D COURSE REGISTRATION

You are welcome to take either 1 course or maximum 2 courses for the Summer Term and course
descriptions are available at “Courses on Offer” of the following website: http://www.ln.edu.hk/summer.
The tentative course list and course descriptions are also attached in this application form for your reference
(Attachment II and III).

I wish to take * one / two course(s). * Delete whichever is inapplicable


Please indicate your preferred course(s) in priority order. You may select 5 choices at most.
     Course Code                                     Course Title                                 No. of Credits
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Basically, students are welcome to choose any courses from the course offering list for Summer School 2011.
However, some courses do have pre-requisite requirements/language requirement. In such cases, students are
required to provide proof of fulfillment of equivalent course(s) (e.g. transcript and course syllabus, etc.) and
enrolment will be subject to the approval of the course instructor(s) and the availability of the course(s).




        OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                 Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                                LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
           Office of Mainland and International Programmes
        Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)


PART E INSURANCE

Starting from Fall Term 2009-10 academic year and onwards, the University requires all exchange students to
have suitable and adequate insurance covering travel, personal accident, medical expenses (accident and non-
accident), hospitalization and emergency evacuation/repatriation throughout the entire-period of their study at
Lingnan. Students are required to send us their proof of insurance coverage prior to their departure.
For those who fail to do so prior to their arrival are required to do so after their arrival to Hong Kong
and provide proof to OMIP before they can register as students at Lingnan.

      I will arrange my own insurance at my home country and provide the details of the coverage to Lingnan
      University. (All students should send a copy of the insurance policy and coverage to OMIP by fax at
      (852) 2465 9660 prior to their arrival to Hong Kong.)
      I will arrange my travel insurance at home and will purchase adequate insurance locally upon my
      arrival. I will provide proof to OMIP before my registration at Lingnan University and I understand that
      I will bear my own risk and be responsible for any consequences that may arise for not able to arrange
      my own insurance, including travel insurance, prior to my departure for exchange at Lingnan University.


PART F OTHER INFORMATION

 Extracurricular Activities and Awards                                                    Date




Working Experience (if applicable)
 Name of Company                                 Nature of Work                           Date




Interests/Hobbies/Talents (Students are cordially invited to share their talents to the university community during the
International Day. Please bring along with you the instrument(s) if you are interested in giving a performance)

________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________


PART G SPECIAL CONCERN OR NEED

Any special concern or need (e.g. health condition, special dietary requirement) that you would like to
bring to the attention of the University (if applicable):

________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________



         OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                  Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                               LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
           Office of Mainland and International Programmes
        Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)


PART H EMERGENCY CONTACT (for the whole period at your study at Lingnan)

Name                                                          Relationship

His/Her E-mail Address                                        His/Her Mobile Number



His/Her Home Telephone Number                                 His/Her Fax Number




PART I PAYMENT METHOD

You are required to pay the following fees together with your application, otherwise they will be regarded as
late payment and 10% late charge will be incurred.

Please indicate your payment method below:

1. Student Visa Application Fee and Courier Fee (Non refundable)
     By bank draft (HK$400)
     By credit card (HK$412 including bank charges)*

2. Air-conditioning Fee for a Term (only for students who are required to pay accommodation to
   their home institution)
     By bank draft (HK$150)
     By credit card (HK$155 including bank charges) *

3. Linen Set (include a pillow, a pillow case, a bed sheet and a comforter) for living in hostel
   You can choose to bring your own or to buy a full set from Lingnan. It will be refunded if your
   application is unsuccessful.
   Late requests may not be entertained, or an extra 10% will be charged as late fee.
     Buy a full set- pay by bank draft (HK$430)
     Buy a full set- pay by credit card (HK$443 including bank charges) *
     Bring my own set


Remarks:
* If you choose to pay by credit card, please fill in the attached Credit Card Payment Authorization Form (Page 8).
  If you choose to pay by bank draft, please send us a bank draft payable to “Lingnan University” together with the
  completed application form.




         OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                  Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                               LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
            Office of Mainland and International Programmes
        Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)


PART J DECLARATION

I authorize Lingnan University to use my data to carry out checks on records of my studies. I understand
that, upon registration in the Student Exchange Programmes, the data will become a part of my student
record and may be used for all purposes relating to my study in accordance with the procedures of Lingnan
University. I declare that the information given in support of this application is accurate and complete, and
understand that any misrepresentation will result in disqualification of my application for admission and
subsequent enrollment in Lingnan University. I understand that if admitted I am responsible for applying to
the Immigration Department of Hong Kong (via Lingnan University, Office of Mainland and International
Programmes) for a student visa to study in Hong Kong for the entire period of exchange at Lingnan
University. I understand that it is my responsibility to meet the course requirements (if any) before I enroll
for the courses. I understand that it is also my responsibility to cover myself with appropriate insurance
package. Should I fail to do the above, I am liable for any consequences that may arise. I give my consent
for Lingnan University to release my official transcript to my home institution.


Signature                                                             Date



PART K ENDORSEMENT FROM HOME INSTITUTION (To be completed by the International
/Exchange/ Study Abroad Office of home institution)

I have reviewed the completed application and hereby endorse the applicant for participation in student
exchange programmes at Lingnan University.

Name                                                                     Title

Signature                                                                Date



PART L APPLICATION RESULT (FOR LINGNAN OFFICE USE)

The applicant is / is not* admitted to study at Lingnan University for the Summer Term 2011.



Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs)
                                                                                         Date
and Registrar
                                                             Signature
* delete as appropriate




         OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                  Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                              LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
         Office of Mainland and International Programmes
      Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)



                         Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form

Personal Information:

Family Name: ________________________ First Name: ______________________________

Lingnan Student ID: ___________________ Home Institution: __________________________
                          (to be completed by Lingnan)

Telephone No.: _______________________ Email Address: ___________________________

Type of Credit Card: (Please tick as appropriate.)

  1. Visa Card                                    2. Master Card

Credit Card No.:
                   -                          -                    -
Expiry Date: ___________________ (at least valid until May 2011)
                    MM / YY

Card Holder’s Name: ______________________________________________(in English)

Payment Item(s): (Please tick as appropriate.)

  1. Visa Application (Application Fee + Courier Fee + Bank Charges) :
     HK$(160+240+12) = HK$412
  2. Air-conditioning Fee (HK$150 + Bank Charges) :
     HK$(150+5) = HK$155
  3. Linen Set
     Buy a full set (HK$430 + Bank Charges) :
     HK$(430+13) = HK$443

Total Amount: HK$___________________

* Please note that 10% late charge will be charged if you do not settle the above payment or make
your request before arrival.

Card Holder’s Signature: ______________________ Date: ____________________

Note: Please submit this form to Office of Mainland and International Programmes, Lingnan
University together with your application form.




       OMIP, Room AD-208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
                                                    Page 8 of 9                                                Jan 2011
                                          LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
                           Office of Mainland and International Programmes


             Application for Student Exchange Programmes (Summer Term 2011)
                                                       CHECKLIST
       Please return this page along with your completed application form and other required documents.
          * Incomplete application form and/or with missing supporting document(s) and signature(s) will not be processed.


               Please check against the following by putting a in all the boxes provided below:

I.    Application Form for Student Exchange Programmes

         Have you read and understood the terms and conditions before you fill in your application form?
         Have you affixed your recent photo on your application form?
         Have you provided Lingnan a valid mailing address for the period of Jan 2011 to May 2011?
         Have you attached your official TOEFL/IELTS Score Report (if native language is not English) OR a
          letter from your home institution certifying you possess sufficient English knowledge to carry out studies at
          Lingnan University?
         Have you attached a copy of your Official Transcript in your application form?
         Have you completed Part D Course Registration?
         Has the International/Exchange/Study Abroad Office of your home institution endorsed and signed the Part
          J Endorsement From Home Institution in the application form?
         Have you filled out the Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form (if the payment is settled by credit
          card)? / Have you attached a bank draft payable to “Lingnan University” (if the payment is settled by bank
          draft)?

II.   Hong Kong Visa Application Form

          Have you read and understood the terms and conditions listed in the Guidance Notes?
          Have you affixed your recent photo on your application form?
            Have you provided the proof of your Financial Standing as stated in section 7 of Part A of the visa
               application (e.g. latest bank statement, certificate of deposits or payroll slip of the applicants/your
               supporting family members)?
            If your proof of Financial Standing does not belong to yourself, have you attached a supporting letter
               signed by the account holder?
            Have you attached a clear copy of your Travel Document (the page containing personal particulars and
               issuance and expiry dates)?
            Is your travel document valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay in Hong Kong?
            Have you signed your name at the bottom of all pages as requested (i.e. Page 1 to 4)?

III. Authorization Form for Caution Money

          Have you completed the form of Authorization for Direct Debit to Credit Card in lieu of Advance
           Payment for Caution Money?




              OMIP, Room AD208/1, 2nd Floor, Wong Administration Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
                       Telephone: (852) 2616-8990, Facsimile: (852) 2465-9660, Email: exchange@LN.edu.hk
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                                                                                                      Attachment I

                                                                                   Office of the Comptroller
                                                                       AD 105 Wong Administration Building
                                                                        8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, N.T.

     Authorization for Direct Debit to Credit Card in lieu of Advance Payment for Caution Money

Part A : To be completed by students who have Credit Card
I hereby agree that Lingnan University is authorized to charge my unpaid bills owed to the University to
my credit card with details as below for any amount in settlement of any utilities, key loss, furniture
damages, and etc. I further understand that Lingnan University reserves the right of collecting money
from me by other methods if appropriate.
Personal Particulars and Credit Card Details
Family Name:                                                           First Name:


Home Institution:                                                      Student ID No:

Email Address:                                                         Contact Phone No :

Name of Card Holder:
(Please print in English capital letters)
Type of Credit Card:            Visa                                     Master Card
(Please check either one)

Credit Card Number:
(The credit card number should be exactly 16 digits)

Signature of Card Holder:
                                                                         Expiry Date:                        (mm/yy)
                                                                         Maximum amount
Payment Description:           Caution Money                             to be charged:          HK$500
Notes:
1.     Lingnan students who reside in student hostels are required to pay HK$500 as Caution Money (Hostel
       Deposit).
2.     For incoming exchange students, instead of cash or cheque payment, the University will hold this credit card
       payment authorization without clearing until the actual amount of deductibles is known. The University will
       inform all students (regardless of the amount) by email of the amount to be charged to their credit card. This
       payment authorization will be destroyed within three months after the completion of your study or upon the
       settlement (if any) whichever is earlier..
3.     In case the amount of charge is over HK$500, incoming exchange students will be informed by our Office
       of Mainland and International Programmes (OMIP) for your authorization of credit card payment once the
       amount outstanding is confirmed.
4.     Incoming exchange students are required to keep their credit cards valid for at least three months after
       completion of the exchange program.
5.     The University may withhold the issue of any transcript or testimonial to a student who has unpaid account
       due to the University.
6.     This form should be submitted to the Office of Mainland and International Programmes.

Part B : Declaration by students who do not have credit cards
     I, _____________________ (name of student), student ID number _______________ will settle
any fees incurred by me (library fines, key loss, furniture damages and etc), if any, by a bank draft in
Hong Kong dollars payable to “ LINGNAN UNIVERSITY”
Remarks : (a) The OMIP will contact you through your home institution for the settlement of bills once the
                  amount outstanding is confirmed.
              (b) The University may withhold the issue of any transcript or testimonial to a student who has
                  unpaid account due to the University.


Signature :                                                           Date:



CO/1031(08.2008)
                                                                                                                                 Attachment II
                                                           Lingnan University
                                                 Summer School 2011 - Course Offering List
                                                          (Updated as at 20 December 2010)


    Type                      Course Title                 Credits                                          Remarks
              1   Introduction to Literature (CHI107)         3      Language of Instruction: Chinese
              2   Mode of Chinese Writing (CHI114)            3      Language of Instruction: Chinese
              3   Art And Society: Photography and            3      Course Instructor from Carroll University, USA.
                  Cultural Change (GEC362)
              4   Man and Heaven in Chinese Philosophy        3      Prerequisite(s):
 Humanities       (PHI364)                                           (a) PHI112 History of Chinese Philosophy: From Pre-Qin to Han; and
                                                                     (b) PHI116 History of Chinese Philosophy: From Wei Jin to Ming.
              5   Theories of Justice (PHI372)                3      Nil

              6   Literary Translation A (E-C) (TRA206)       3      Nil

              7   General Interpreting (P-E and E-P)          3      Nil
                  (TRA224)
              8   Financial Accounting (BUS103)               3      Nil

              9   Marketing Management (BUS205)               3      Nil

              10 Management Science (BUS207)                  3      Prerequisite: BUS102 Statistics for Business.

  Business    11 Business Ethics (PHI205)                     3      Nil

              12 Managing Personal Finance (GEC326)           3      Nil



              13 Statistics in Modern Society (GED111)        3      Nil

              14 French (Beginner Level) (FRE101)             0      Nil


              15 Japanese (Beginner Level) (JAP101)           0      Nil


              16 Chinese Language as a second Language I      3      For beginners only
                 (LCC111)                                            Language of Instruction: English and Putonghua
  Languages   17 Enhancing Putonghua Proficiency Skills       1      Language of Instruction: Putonghua
                 (LCC303)
              18 Enhancing English Proficiency Skills         1      Nil
                 (LCE303)
              19 Russian (Beginner Level) (RUS101)            0      Nil

              20 Spanish (Beginner Level) (SPA101)            0

              21 Counselling Psychology (BEH310)              3      Prerequisite(s): BEH206 Abnormal Psychology

              22 Intermediate Microeconomics (ECO201)         3      Prerequisite(s):
                                                                     (a) ECO101 Introduction to Economics, or
                                                                     (b) Grade D or above in AL Economics, or
                                                                     (c) BUS105 Microeconomics for Business and BUS108 Global Business Environment.
              23 Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO202)         3      Prerequisite(s):
                                                                     (a) ECO101 Introduction to Economics, or
                                                                     (b) Grade D or above in AL Economics, or
                                                                     (c) BUS105 Microeconomics for Business and BUS108 Global Business Environment.

Social Sciences 24 Fundamental Econometric Methods            3      Prerequisite(s):
                   (ECO203)                                          (a) ECO101 Introduction to Economics, or
                                                                     (b) Grade D or above in AL Economics, or
                                                                     (c) BUS105 Microeconomics for Business and BUS108 Global Business Environment;
                                                                     plus
                                                                     (a) SSC111 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences, or
                                                                     (b) SSC116 Introduction to Research Methods in Social Sciences, or
                                                                     (c) BUS102 Statistics for Business.
              25 Government and Politics of Hong Kong         3      Nil
                 (POL214)
              26 Society and Social Change (SOC204)           3      Nil
                                                                                       Attachment III

                             Lingnan University
                    Summer School 2011- Course Descriptions
                                 (Updated as at 20 December 2010)


(I) Humanities
                                               Course Descriptions
  1   CHI107 Introduction to Literature 文學概論 (3 credits)
      (Language of Instruction: Chinese)
      The main characteristic of this foundation course is its team-teaching mode. Offering an
      introduction to the basic concepts of literature, this course is designed to enhance students‟
      understanding of the characteristics and development of major literary genres, namely
      poetry, prose, fiction and drama. The course also addresses the interrelationships between
      literature and culture, art, history, religion, philosophy as well as aesthetics.
      本科採取集體教學模式,發揮不同老師的專長。課程內容包括:介紹文學之基本概念
      及理論;探討詩歌、散文、小說及戲劇四大文類,以及討論文學與文化等問題。本科
      授課與討論時,同時採用中國及西方資料。

 2    CHI114 Modes of Chinese Writing 各類文體習作 (3 credits)
      (Language of Instruction: Chinese)
      This course offers an introduction to various kinds of Chinese writing through practice. It
      aims at enhancing students‟ writing skills, enabling them to acquire the capability to write
      with a sense of propriety as well as personal style.
      本科旨在透過各體文類的寫作,提高學生的書寫能力。課程內容包括:各體文類的介
      紹及寫作;文學創作類如詩歌、散文、小說;論說文類如說明文、議論文、書評;實
      用文類如新聞稿、演講辭、特寫的寫作訓練等項。

 3    GEC362 Art And Society: Photography and Cultural Change (3 credits)
      This course will investigate contemporary visual art and its role in society. Art has always
      defined the values, mores and identity of a society. The unique role of photography in
      forming and reflecting modern culture will be studied. Emphasis will be placed upon the
      impact that photography has had upon changing the way art is made, and the world is
      perceived.

 4    PHI364 Man and Heaven in Chinese Philosophy 中國哲學中的天人關係 (3 credits)
      (Prerequisites: (a) PHI112 History of Chinese Philosophy: From Pre-Qin to Han and (b)
      PHI116 History of Chinese Philosophy: From Wei Jin to Ming)
      In the history of philosophy, Western and Eastern, the problem of ontological being and
      sensible being, and that of their relationship have always been central themes. In Western
      philosophy, ontological being (“Heaven” in Chinese thought) and sensible being (“Man”)
      belong to the world of substance and the world of phenomena respectively, and it is
      generally held that there is a strict boundary forbidding sensible beings to “transcend” to the
      world of substance. In contrast to this, Chinese philosophy holds that certain ways of
      “transcendence” are possible. In this course, students will study the idea of Heaven, the
      possible ways of approaching it and further discuss the status of man in the cosmos as this is
      defined by different schools of thought.



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(I) Humanities (Cont’d)
                                           Course Descriptions
 5    PHI372 Theories of Justice 公正理論 (3 credits)
      Justice and its discourse is primarily concerned with the ethics of who in society ought to
      receive what benefit or suffer which burden. Plato tries to answer this question with the
      view that justice is about giving people what is due to them. How this issue is to be
      addressed has been a problem for philosophers from the ancient Greece until the present
      day. The idea of the social contract, utilitarian, laissez-faire and socialist political
      philosophies have all addressed themselves to the problem of justice. This course seeks to
      examine several views of justice and evaluate the historical important theories of justice.

 6    TRA206 Literary Translation A (E-C) (3 credits)
      This course introduces students to approaches to the translation of English literary works of
      a readerly nature. Students will learn to identify the linguistic, stylistic and cultural features
      of such texts and their Chinese counterparts, and to formulate appropriate translation
      strategies in accordance with the purposes of translation.

 7    TRA224 General Interpreting (P-E and E-P) (3 credits)
      Building on students‟ knowledge and practice of consecutive interpretation from their first
      year of study, this course exposes students to interpreting between Putonghua and English.
      The course is designed to cater to the potential needs of a workplace where oral
      communication and mediation between Putonghua and English are necessary. The content
      covered in this course ranges from general encounters in social situations to business
      negotiations in commercial settings.


(II) Business
                                     Course Descriptions
 8    BUS103 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
      Financial accounting is primarily concerned with the recording and reporting of the
      economic activities for a business to shareholders, creditors, government agencies and the
      public. This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how
      accounts are used to record and summarise the financial effect of business transactions and
      how financial statements are prepared. The accounting concepts that students learn in this
      course should help them make good personal and business decisions.

 9    BUS205 Marketing Management (3 credits)
      The course develops from the first year courses and introduces the fundamental concepts of
      marketing management. Marketing management is seen as a major business function and a
      social process affecting proprietary and public organisations alike. Students are to become
      familiar with organising, planning and controlling the various marketing activities along a
      practical framework, commonly known as a marketing plan, and this is done through a
      variety of teaching methods such as case study, role playing, class discussions and
      presentations, and computer simulation game. The course fits in the liberal arts education
      philosophy of the University that it emphasises on self-learning and gives students a holistic
      view on how marketing functions in an organisation as a philosophy and as an activity.


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(II) Business (Cont’d)
                                     Course Descriptions
10   BUS207 Management Science (3 credits)
     (Prerequisite: BUS102 Statistics for Business)
     With millions of users, computer software is quickly becoming a universal decision making
     tool in the business world. This course focuses on creating effective and efficient
     computerised business models. It will use cases and examples extensively to introduce the
     various techniques in computerised decision making and modelling.

     The process of creating computerised models is not a spectator sport it is like experience it
     must be learnt not taught. Every study has shown that creating computerised models is
     much more fun, effective and less painful if it is based on a strong foundation backed up
     with numerous “real life” examples.

     It is through a series of these examples that students will gain the experience of using
     computer software to make business decisions.

11   PHI205 Business Ethics (3 credits)
     This course introduces ethical issues and dilemmas concerning various aspects of business
     and management, and provides a foundation of ethical concepts and a wide range of
     perspectives that are relevant to resolving and preventing such problems. Topics include
     ethics in business, using ethical principles in business, causes of ethical problems,
     establishing ethical safeguards, ethics in the marketplace, ethical issues related to investors
     and stockholders, ethics of consumer protection and marketing, and ethical issues related to
     employment.

12   GEC326 Managing Personal Finance (3 credits)
     The course is designed to provide students with general knowledge that would enable them
     to manage their own finance in a smart way. Topics include personal risks, personal
     financial planning, personal insurance products and strategies, cash and debt management
     skills, investment strategies and main products, and tax basics. This is a self-contained and
     non-technical introductory course to all students interested in having a better control over
     their financial life.

13   GED111 Statistics in Modern Society (3 credits)
     Wells, H.G., the celebrated English author and historian, noted more than 100 years ago
     that “statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability
     to read.” Modern society is becoming so complex that there is an ever increasing need for
     citizens to possess an array of analytical skills. This course will help students develop
     skills in statistical thinking and reasoning through the use of real world examples from the
     fields of economics, business, psychology, sociology, and political science. For example,
     does daycare breed bullies? Is your lifestyle healthy? Who benefits from a tax cut? Are the
     rich getting richer? Are we smarter than our parents? This course will address such issues as
     these in order to illustrate „user friendly‟ approaches to statistical studies. The course is
     specifically designed for non-statistical majors.




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(III) Languages
                                          Course Descriptions
14   FRE101 French (Beginner Level) (non-credit-bearing)
     The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to
     preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with
     an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for
     them to discover the new culture and practice using the language.

15   JAP101 Japanese (Beginner Level) (non-credit-bearing)
     The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to
     preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with
     an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for
     them to discover the new culture and practice using the language.

16   LCC111 Chinese Language as a Second Language I (3 credits)
     (Note: For beginners only)
     (Language of Instruction: English and Putonghua)
     This course is designed to enable students to master Hanyu-Pinyin (Chinese Romanisation
     System) in order to acquaint them with Putonghua phrases and expressions, enable them to
     communicate in Chinese with confidence, and to teach them to recognise 200 characters as
     well.

17   LCC303 Enhancing Putonghua Proficiency Skills (1 credit)
     (Language of Instruction: Putonghua)
     Putonghua Proficiency Test (PPT) has won recognition and authority on the mainland
     Chinese and in Hong Kong lately. It is acknowledged in The National Common Language
     Law. The syllabus and contents of the course are based on the requirement of the Guideline
     of Putonghua Proficiency Test. The aim of the course is to help prepare students with the
     necessary skills and techniques needed to take the PPT (national level).

18   LCE303 Enhancing English Proficiency Skills (1 credit)
     This course is designed to help students prepare for the Common English Proficiency
     Assessment Scheme (CEPAS) which is currently the International English Language
     Testing System (IELTS) examination. Students will be introduced to the component papers
     and the regulations related to IELTS and will be able to practise and fine-tune their reading,
     writing, listening and speaking skills through practice examination papers. This course lasts
     for 7 weeks. Priority on this course will be given to final year students.

19   RUS101 Russian (Beginner Level) (non-credit-bearing)
     The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to
     developing their awareness of the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students
     with an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities
     for them to discover the new culture and practice using the language.




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(III) Languages (Cont’d)
                                          Course Descriptions
20   SPA101 Spanish (Beginner Level) (non-credit-bearing)
     The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to
     preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with
     an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for
     them to discover the new culture and practice using the language.


(IV) Social Sciences
                                         Course Descriptions
21   BEH310 Counseling Psychology (3 credits)
     (Prerequisite(s): BEH206 Abnormal Psychology)
     This course is an introduction to counseling psychology, designed to help students to
     understand the theories behind counseling approaches and interventions, as well as to
     examine, experience, and apply a variety of therapeutic intervention strategies that promote
     personal growth and change. In this course, students will be exposed to therapeutic
     interventions which will increase their awareness of common themes/principles that evoke
     client change and growth.

     This course will be experiential in nature. Topics include assessing client problems,
     evaluation of mental status, counseling for people in crisis situations, assessment of suicide
     risk, problem solving and the process of behavioural change. Major theories of counseling
     such as cognitive-behavioural, existential/humanistic and positive schools of psychology
     and psychotherapy are presented and evaluated. Core facilitative skills of counseling are
     acquired and demonstrated via experiential coursework.

22   ECO201 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)
     (Prerequisite(s): (a) ECO101 Introduction to Economics, or (b) Grade D or above in AL
     Economics, or (c) BUS105 Microeconomics for Business and BUS108 Global Business
     Environment)
     This course provides a higher level study in microeconomics. Basic mathematical equations
     (linear functions) which help students understand microeconomics at the intermediate level
     will be introduced (during the first lecture). Diagramatical analysis is emphasised in this
     course. Lots of practices (hands-on exercises) will be conducted in class tutorials.

23   ECO202 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 credits)
     (Prerequisite(s): (a) ECO101 Introduction to Economics, or (b) Grade D or above in AL
     Economics, or (c) BUS105 Microeconomics for Business and BUS108 Global Business
     Environment)
     This course provides a modern convergence for intermediate macroeconomics both in the
     short run and in the long run. It analyses the issues on economic fluctuations and examines
     how the macroeconomic policies can be used to stabilise the economy such as reducing
     unemployment and controlling inflation. It also investigates the theory and empirics of
     economic growth. Further, this course offers an introduction to open-economy
     macroeconomics and the microeconomic foundation of macroeconomics.


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(IV) Social Sciences (Cont’d)
                                           Course Descriptions
24   ECO203 Fundamental Econometric Methods (3 credits)
     (Prerequisite(s): (a) ECO101 Introduction to Economics, or (b) Grade D or above in AL
     Economics, or (c) BUS105 Microeconomics for Business and BUS108 Global Business
     Environment; plus (a) SSC111 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences, or
     (b) SSC116 Introduction to Research Methods in Social Sciences, or (c) BUS102 Statistics
     for Business)
     This course introduces students to the art and science of econometric modelling as applied
     to economics, business, and all other branches in social sciences. Students could easily
     apply it to many other areas such as the natural sciences. They are going to learn how to
     develop, statistically test, and apply econometric models. This course emphasises intuitive
     understanding of econometrics, as opposed to a more abstract and theoretical approach.
     Hands-on experience with econometric computer software is an important part of this
     course.

25   POL214 Government and Politics of Hong Kong (3 credits)
     This course is an introductory course on the basic political institutions and the evolving
     political system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The
     fundamentals of the Basic Law and its impacts on the political life of the HKSAR will also
     be examined. This course explores the behavioural and cultural aspects of Hong Kong
     politics, such as the changing political culture and pattern of political participation, and the
     problems that the HKSAR government encounters.

26   SOC204 Society and Social Change (3 credits)
     This course is about one of the most important concerns of our time: social change. Given
     that social change is happening everywhere and at times dramatic feature of society, the
     course will introduce the nature of social change and fundamental concepts related to social
     change, illustrated by real-life case examples in Hong Kong context, mainland China and
     the region in general. This course will also deal with questions of how society changes, in
     what direction, and by what forces this change occurs.




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