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Certificate for Module (Islam and Arab Culture)
證書 (單元 : 伊斯蘭與阿拉伯文化)

Course Code
EU027A
Application Code
2185-EU027A

Credit
9
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
12 weeks
Language
English, supplemented with Arabic
Course Fee
HK$4,350
Deadline on 13 May 2024 (Mon)
Enquiries
2975 5681
2548 7027
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Highlights

The programme aims to introduce students to the basic elements of Arab culture and role of Islam in Middle East countries and enable students to grasp the very basics of the Arabic language including greetings and self-introduction, yet excluding the writing system. Besides, some core values and ethical concepts of Islam will be clarified, and students can raise their awareness of cultural differences between America/ western countries and Middle East countries in communication patterns.

Students are provided with brief geographical and historical background information of the Arab world, where the cultural varieties and regional differences are also touched upon. Through discussions and case studies, students will explore Islam, not only as a religion, but also as a way of life with reference to background information given at the beginning of the programme. Common misconception and stereotyping will also be highlighted with different perspectives considered. A site visit to the Kowloon Mosque will be organised to consolidate students’ learning.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. elaborate on at least 5 basic elements of Arab culture;
  2. greet and introduce themselves in simple Arabic;
  3. identify some core values as well as ethical concepts of Islam;
  4. analyse the cultural differences between America/ western countries and Middle East countries.

 

Programme Details

Syllabus

Introduction to the Arab World
• The Arab World (geographical and historical background)
• Elements of Arab Culture
• Varieties in the Arab World


The Arabic Language
• General ideas of the Arabic alphabets and sounds
• Greetings and Self-introduction
• Cultural and religious implications of the Arabic language


Islam: A Way of Life
• Religious life and belief system
• Sharia
• Islam and Conflicts in the Middle East


Cross-cultural Comparison
• Comparison of Arab and American/ western cultures in communication
• Cultural differences in message design

Assessment

Course participants' progress is measured through a number of assessment components including:

  • Group Presentation
  • Assignment
  • Class participation

Award

Students who successfully pass* the programme are eligible for the "Certificate for Module (Islam and Arab Culture)" awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

 *Passing the programme means students have to meet the following requirements:

  • Overall passing mark: 50%, and
  • Attendance Requirement: 70% of the total contact hours.

IMPORTANT Notes to Applicants:

  • ONLINE ENROLMENT IS PREFERRED.  You will need to submit/upload your supporting documents (such as the transcript or certificate) and provide identification proof (e.g., HKID, VISA). The course fees should only be paid after the Programme Team has confirmed your eligibility for enrollment through email.
  • Should you enroll online within one week before the course starts, please contact the Programme Team as soon as possible. 
  • Approximately one week before the course commencement, students will receive an email with all the details including a course schedule. All the course materials will be given in the first lesson. Students should attend the first session of the class at the specified time and place unless any change is made to the advertised details.
  • The course will be confirmed only upon sufficient enrolment.
  • Swapping between parallel groups (if any) is not allowed under any circumstances.
  • No make-up classes will be offered for students’ absence.
  • No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.

 

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Duration
  • 12 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting
Venue

Modules

We offer one class in May 2024 for this Programme:

Class Code 2185-1961AW
Start Date 27 May 2024 (Monday)
Time 6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Venue HPSHCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Fee

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4,350

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree awarded by a recognised institution.
  • Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

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 the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required 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

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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.
  • 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.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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