*Associate of Arts (Philosophy)

Key Features

  • Providing training in both Eastern and Western Philosophy
  • Developing students in different philosophical traditions
  • Nurturing a creative problem solver to cope with the ever-changing world

Programme Objectives

  • Provides a solid foundation in philosophical traditions, arguments and problems that will enable students to pursue further studies in philosophy in Hong Kong or overseas

  • Enables students to think philosophically about problems that they will meet in their daily and professional lives

  • Develops analytical and critical abilities for solving problems of all types with creativity and flexibility

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate an understanding of both Western and Eastern Philosophy;
  • deal with fundamental questions in life through a philosophical perspective;
  • identify both assumptions and conceptual connections of the philosophical theories;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of English and Chinese languages and communicate effectively for further studies or work;
  • apply creative problem-solving, IT applications, and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuits; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of cross-disciplinary knowledge and possible cross-disciplinary application

Curriculum

General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Academic Purposes I

  • English for Academic Purposes II

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language for Communication I

  • Chinese Language for Communication II

  • Chinese Language for Communication III

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

 

Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Doing Philosophy

  • History of Chinese Philosophy: From Pre-Qin to Han

  • History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Greek Philosophy

  • Basic Problems of Philosophy I

  • Basic Problems of Philosophy II

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

  • Arts Specific Elective (Details)

 

Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)
 

 

Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.
 

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology (Year 2)


Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the local or overseas Bachelor’s Degree
programmes in Arts, such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Religious Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Science Education (Hons) in Greater China Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong

Career Prospects

  • Editing and Publishing

  • Education

  • Journalism

  • Government Organisations

Remarks

  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Student Achievements

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Scholarship

The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan University Faculty of Arts Scholarship
  • Department of Philosophy Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Continued Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).


For details, please refer to "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.

Graduate Sharing

Tsoi Sung Piu

Tsoi Sung Piu

  • Graduate of Associate of Arts (Philosophy) 2020
  • Year 3, Undergraduate, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Awardee of Department of Philosophy Scholarship 2020
  • Awardee of Lingnan Education Organisation Scholarship 2020
  • Awardee of Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020
  • HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship
The Philosophy programme lays a solid foundation in its discipline, including the history of Eastern and Western philosophy and metaphysics. Not only did it sharpen our thinking, it also propelled us to pursue further study in Philosophy. With its high recognition, most of us get articulated to a Philosophy undergraduate programme at any local universities. Being cordial and friendly, our LIFE instructors are responsive at any time. For all the teachers and classmates at LIFE, I owe them a debt of heartfelt gratitude.
謝文軒

謝文軒

  • 2020年人文學科(哲學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學哲學系文學士(榮譽)學位課程二年級
在兩年的校園生活中,雖然學習的過程十分刻苦,但在老師的循循善誘下,最終考獲可圈可點的分數,實在要感激老師為學生的付出。此外在校園中認識到的同學十分友善,學習氣氛也十分良好,同學們互相砥礪的情景在校園隨處可見,這樣的環境無疑對我能順利升讀大學提供了極大幫助。而且學校亦透過LEAP為同學提供了各式各樣的不乏課外知識的活動,使學生有不同的方法為自己增值。最後請容許我再次為教導過我的老師獻上謝意,感謝你們熱心的照顧和付出,謝謝你們。
陳顥庭

陳顥庭

  • 2019年人文學科(哲學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港浸會大學宗教、哲學及倫理文學士(榮譽)學位課程三年級
在這兩年的校園生活中,我獲得的不只是哲學的知識,還有和同學及老師相處的技巧。小班教學雖同學不多,但正正如此同學們的關係十分親密,而老師們亦更易熟悉每位同學的興趣、性格和能力,並向我們作出相應的建議以增添我們對哲學的理解及興趣。而學校亦為我們提供不少自我增值的活動,例如為打算畢業後工作的同學提供人生規劃、寫簡歷的講座等,對於打算繼續升學的同學提供雅思準備課程及英語提升課程等。在此感謝哲學科老師們的教導,為我們沉悶的學習增添無數樂趣。
施伯勳

施伯勳

  • 2018年人文學科(哲學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港中文大學哲學文學士課程三年級
兩年前機緣巧合下入讀嶺南大學持續進修學院的哲學副學士課程,從此我展開一直嚮往的哲學生活。回憶當初老師的切身教授、清晰講學,以至與老師亦師亦友的學習體驗,全都難能可貴。老師亦從不吝嗇與同學討論,更是熱衷解答同學疑難。學院的哲學課程涵蓋多個範疇,除形上學、知識論等必要學識外,更有佛學、政治哲學等供同學選修,可謂相當全面,內容也夠深入。