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19th Century American Fiction

Course Code
ELIT9112
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
9 hours
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$1,800
About the teacher

Dr Max Hui-Bon-Hoa was born and raised in Hong Kong. He went to the U.S. for college and obtained his B.A. (English), and three M.A.s (English; TESOL; Education) from Stanford University. After a short stint in Taiwan, where he taught at Tunghai University (one year) and then National Taiwan University (three years), he returned to Hong Kong. He started his long teaching career at the University of Hong Kong in 1985, and was there until he took early retirement in 2012. In 1991, he obtained a Certificate in Advanced Study (Education) from Harvard University. After that, he pursued his doctorate at the Institute of Education (now merged with UCL) at the University of London on a part-time basis, and received his PhD in 1997. His specializations are: the teaching of literature, teaching language through literature, American literature, and the Bible as literature. Besides working at the university, he is also a teacher-trainer and a translator. He has trained high school and college teachers in Hong Kong, Macao, the China Mainland, and has translated 15 books.

The short 9-hour course aims to provide all who are interested in literature, particularly, teachers who are interested in using literature in their language classrooms, with the chance to read, appreciate and critique the works of 3 important American novelists.

Some of the most well-known novels in the world were written in the 19th Century. American writers also contributed to this phenomenon.  This 9-hour course will look at the shorter works of three important American novelists who were active in their writing career during the first half of this great century.

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne: “Young Goodman Brown”; “Rappaccini’s daughter”
  2. Herman Melville: “Bartleby”
  3. Edgar Allan Poe “The fall of the house of Usher”; “Ligeia”
Days / Time
  • Monday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Duration
  • 3 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting
Venue
  • Hong Kong side (To be confirmed)
Tutor
  • Dr Max Hui-Bon-Hoa, BA, MA, MA, MA Stanford; PhD London

Applicants are expected to have a good reading knowledge of English in order to enjoy the course.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$1,800

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Enrolment Method
Online Application

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

By Post / In Person

Applicants are required to complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26. Either take or post the completed form, along with the appropriate course fee and supporting documents, to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course fees in the form of a cheque, and supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

NOTES TO APPLICANTS
  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.
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