*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 Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Academic Writing

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Evolution of Chinese Language

  • 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 the following overseas university for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programme:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management


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

Graduate Sharing

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。
吳嘉倩

吳嘉倩

  • 2017年人文學科(哲學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學哲學(榮譽)文學士課程三年級
我慶幸自己能夠在兩年前進入學院接受教育。學院的老師教學認真,給予學生悉心教導,這都是我得以順利升學的原因。特別是哲學研習,更是需要老師指導和共同討論,這方面哲學科老師都給予莫大的幫助。另外,副學士課程的學習模式與中學不同,較為鼓勵學生思考。這模式激發我的學習興趣,使我能以另一種方式表現自己的能力,得以升讀大學。
文建森

文建森

  • 2017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系學士課程三年級
在學院的兩年間,既有鞏固基礎知識的科目,如語文、中西哲史等;亦有較為專研的科目,如佛學概論、政治哲學等。學院的人文學科(哲學)副學士課程提供了一個探索自身興趣的機會,亦為我的升學打下了穩固的根基。在配套方面,學院的學生在嶺大校園上課,為我們提供一個理想的學習環境,並能讓我們盡早適應大專生活。在師資方面,學院的老師都十分友善,具有教學熱誠及豐富經驗,會在課業和升學方面給予非常實用的意見。倘若同學能善用學校的資源,定必能滿載而歸!
馮家祺

馮家祺

  • 2016年人文學科(哲學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學哲學(榮譽)文學士課程三年級
在學院兩年,我學習到哲學的基礎知識,為我繼續研習哲學奠下一定的基礎。學院導師樂意幫助學生解決問題。如果你對哲學有興趣,也期望繼續升學,我認為嶺南是不錯的選擇。