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Curriculum

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    Undergraduate

     
    Degree Requirements
     
    1. Requirements for a B.A. in Chinese:
    Students must complete 128 course credits, including 88 credits from required courses, 20 credits from elective Chinese literature courses, and 20 credits from elective courses.
     
    2. Requirements for a Master’s degree in Chinese:
    Master’s students of the Department of Chinese Literature must complete their degree program within 2-4 years. During that period, they must take a minimum of 32 credits, excluding their thesis. Master’s students are not allowed to take more than 15 credits each semester, but need to be enrolled in at least one course per semester. Master’s students are required to take the course “Academic Research Methods.” (This requirement also applies to students who entered the program after the 2006-2007 academic year).
     
    3. Requirements for a degree in Ph.D. in Chinese:
    Ph.D. students must complete their degree within 2-7 years. During that period, they must take at least 18 credits (excluding their dissertation). Students are not allowed to take more than 15 credits per semester but need to be enrolled in at least one course each semester. The Topic of Chinese Academic History is a required course. (This requirement also applies to students who entered this program after the 2006-2007 academic year).
     
    Course Descriptions
     
     
    Undergraduate Courses
     
    A0104 History of Chinese Literature I (2/2): This course is designed to arouse students’ interest in Chinese literary works by exploring the history, characteristics, and styles of Chinese literature.
     
    A0105 History of Chinese Literature II (2/2): This course provides an introduction to the interaction between literary development and socio-political factors in different periods of history and a study of the formation of literary styles and characteristics.
     
    A0150 Chinese Paleography (2/2): This course focuses on the study of the structure of Chinese characters.
     
    A0168 Introduction to Literature (2/2): This course introduces some basic concepts of literature, as well as Chinese and Western literary theory and criticism to develop students’ competence in appreciating and critiquing literary works.
     
    A0294 Chinese Bibliography and Edition (2/2): In this course, students will study the Chinese version of the classical learning and science catalogues.
     
    A0384 Children’s Literature (2/2): This course offers an introduction to renowned authors and works in the area of contemporary children’s literature.
     
    A0394 I Ching (2/2):This course offers a cultural history of taditional China by the book of changes.
     
    A0563 Chinese Semantics(2/2): This course offers an introduction to exegetical methods, regulations, semantic analysis, and classical annotation style.
     
    A0589 Introduction to Chinese (2/2): This course offers an introduction to Chinese culture and literature.
     
    A0715 Readings in Chinese Poetry (2/2): Through analysis of ancient Chinese poetry and classical poetry, students will be able to grasp the spirit of classical poetry and its cultural landscape and thus gain a basic understanding of classical Chinese poetry.
     
    A0804 Yueh-Fu Poetry (2/2): Yueh-Fu Poetry is a general term referring to Chinese folk songs that contain verse poetry. In ancient times, the term “Yueh Fu” denoted the government agency responsible for composing and performing folk music. However, throughout the ages, Yueh Fu verse poetry has been a popular source of entertainment. This course will cover 10 to 15 topics designed to allow students to appreciate and analyze the characteristics of Yueh Fu poetry and verse writing skills.
     
    A0828 Selected Readings in Chinese Literature (I) (2/2): Based on the dignified characteristics of the self-description of “Le Zui” and the hardship of trained procedures, it broke up the superstition of fortune-telling and the fear of death, and thus developed the philosophy of life and death.
     
    A0829 Selected Readings in Chinese Literature (II) (2/2): This course offers an introduction to Pian Wen in the Six Dynasties and an in-depth analysis of Chao Ming's Literary Anthology and its influence on the history of literature.
     
    A0852 Chinese Phonology (2/2): Through the phonology of the media, students will be able to recognize and understand the language of the phonological structure, phonology books, audio systems, understand the link between dialects using phonology, and to appreciate the beauty of Chinese literature.
     
    A0871 The Tz’u of SU& HSIN(2/2): This course by Su Shi, Xin Qiji two writers for interpretation and appreciation, to understand their style, and then palm the Development of the History .
     
    A0991 History of Chinese Philosophy I (2/2): This course surveys the origin and development of Chinese philosophy, tracing the spirit and value of Chinese culture.
     
    A0992 History of Chinese Philosophy II (2/2): This course surveys the origin and development of Chinese philosophy and traces the spirit and value of Chinese culture. It is a continuation of “History of Chinese Philosophy I.”
     
    A1227 Chinese Editing and Interviewing (2/2): Training of critical thinking and news writing is practiced in this course, so as to help students develop concepts of interviewing and news editing.
     
    A1376 Expression in Spoken and Written Chinese (3/0): This course is designed to enhance students’ ability to speak and write Chinese by analyzing theories and case studies, and taking part in exercises and discussions.
     
    A1487 Composition (2/0): This course aims to teach creative, words, text, structure, composition training.
     
    A1638 Hsi Ch’u—Selections (2/2): This course aims to guide students in studying various works of classical Chinese drama.
     
    A1783 Folk Culture and Chinese Literature (2/2): To enable students to understand the relevance of US folklore philology, and thus lead to an interest in folklore and ancient and modern biography for Literature.
     
    A2021 Modern Poems and Creation (2/2): This course focuses ontheinterpretation and comprehension of modern poems and poetry writing.
     
    A2022 Grammar and Rhetoric (2/2): This course provides analyses of semantics, syntax, and common idioms.
     
    A2142 The Study of Literature and Art Edit (2/0): Actual editing and publishing application of various fields will lead students to understand the science and practicality of being a literary editor.
     
    A2333 A Subject’s Program and Interview (0/2): This course introduces students how planning, copy writing theory and writing about tactics and procedures.
     
    A2458 The Selected Readings of English Sinology Writings (2/0): This course introduces students to some Chinese writings translated into English. They are, chronologically, The Analects of Confucius, Tang poetry, Tang and the Ming Chinese short stories, as well as articles concerning modern literature in the May-fourth period.
     
    A2516 Introduction to Mandarin Chinese (0/2): This course is an introduction to some important theories and techniques in teaching Chinese as a second language.
     
    A2517 Modern Chinese Literature and Thought (2/2): This course explores the contents, features and trends of art and literature and explains the relationship between literature and human lives.
     
    A2518 Introruction to Chinese Drama (2/2): The goals of this course are to introduce students to the Chinese drama, including its history, art forms and etc.; to obtain basic knowledge about
    Chinese drama.
     
    A2535 Reading and Writing in Chinese Poetry (2/2): This course will focus on music literature, a state of mind literature, research on Ci characters, scenes, emotional types of change, and the mood of general characteristics.
     
    A2625 Poetry, Calligraphy, Painting and Cultural Creative Industry (0/2): This course describes the relevance of poetry and painting to contemporary times and how to help influence fashion culture. It combines creative content with industry and traditional arts to equip students with extensive knowledge in the area of arts.
     
    A2626 Introduction to Creative Sinology Industry (0/2): This course introduces students to poetry and painting as relevant to current life and their potential to become the art of living of the times, and open up a new fashion culture. This course focuses on linking creative products of traditional culture and arts with industry, and thereby allowing for further social development.
     
    A2740Jin Ping Mei (2/0):Guide students to understand, "Jin Ping Mei" written by the evil of human nature, business collusion social reality, and even women in the era of survival of the human distortion and struggle.I
     
    A2741 The Legend of Tang Dynasty (0/2): This course aims to explore the ancient Chinese literature, characteristics, achievements and influence on later literature and carry out research. At the same time, this course introduces the context of social development, the interpretation of literary works of all times, the writer, social and cultural values and meaning, in order to interpret literary development and inspire the spirit of being a rheological master of contemporary literature.
     
    A2791 English for Sinology (2/2):The course instructs students in sinology by reading English sources.
     
    A2792 Applied Mandarin Writing (2/0): The course is an introductory description of prose, plays, publishing and other fields; practical exercises will promote the students’ writing skill.
     
    A2794 The Chinese Mythology (0/2): The concept of“myth” was introduced by Chinese scholars studying abroad in Japan and has been studied for more than 100 years with increasingly thorough data on mythical texts. This course will cultivate students’ ancient social and cultural imagination and creativity.  
     
    A2897 Selected Readings of Chinese Classical Short Story (2/2):This course aims to explore the impact of Chinese classical novels on novels, their achievements and their influence on later novels.
    Exhibition issues. At the same time, and on the era of social development context, the interpretation of the novels in the era of works in the social culture In the value and meaning, to inspire the ontemporary spirit of the evolution of the novel.
     
    A3390 Basic Calligraphy (1/1): This course will focus on calligraphy teaching and writing exercises. In this semester students will review and strengthen official script of the Han Bei and the Han Dynasty; and practice line, cursive, and relevant information.
     
    A3391 Advanced Calligraphy (2/0): This course takes calligraphy fundamentals as a cornerstone and explores further various types of calligraphy. This course uses textbooks dealing with traditional calligraphy theory to enable students to associate theory with practice in their creation of contemporary calligraphy.
     
    A3394 Introduction to Modern Popular Novels (2/2): The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic knowledge regarding popular novels in the modern era and the Qing Dynasty. This basic knowledge includes an examination of the definition, history, and works of the era.
     
    A3513 Shi Shu (2/2): Through this course, students will learn about basic Confucian moral principles.
     
    A6036 Modern Drama (2/0): The course aims to explore the development of modern drama, and introduce representative troupe works.
     
     
    Master’s Program
     
    A0444 Research Methods (2/2): This course offers a study of the significance and influence of language analysis in contemporary philosophy; it offers a guide to academic research by providing clear concepts and logical arguments.
     
    A2755 Caligraphy as an An Art in Humanities (2/0):This course takes the calligraphy as an important part of the research on the development of humanities in ancient times.
     
    A2830History of Chinese Osophy in The HAN&WEI Dynasties (2/0): This course aims to interpret the ideological theory, structure and characteristics of the Han and Wei dynasties.
     
    A2981Chinese Four Major Categories Science (I) (2/0): Discuss the curriculum and the context of Si Ku Quan Shu and it's influence to the related research area. The research associated with "Quan Shu" is actually including summary, context, index, and bibliography. This lecture also introduce the cultural speciality associated with Si Ku Quan Shu.
     
    A2983Topics on Overseas Chinese Literature- Study Abroad Novel (2/0): This course introduces the Novels written by overseas Chinese specificially from USA. It focuses on the history of overseas Chinese literature as well as the well-known novelists and their works.
     
    A2985 The  Ancient History of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Chinese & Western (2/0): This course takes history as the main axis and introduces the cultural exchanges between China and the West.
     
    A3548 Selected  Topics on The History of Chinese Arts (2/0): 1. understood that the Chinese art development between the survey 2. arthistory and the history of literature, the thinking history relational 3. picturediscusses with the literature theory 4. art theory thought essence 5. seminar
     
    T8000 Thesis (0)
     
    Ph.D. Program
     
    A2413 Selected Topic on Chinese Learning (2/2): This course focuses on the development of traditional Chinese academic trends, ranging from public opinion and rhetorics to textual interpretation.
     
    A1602 Sung And Ming Nec-Confucianism(2/0): The main objective of this course is to provide students with a complete and in-depth understanding of the development of the Neo-Confucianism and the theoretical system criticism.
     
    A2413 Special Topic on The Literary Mind And The Carving of Drago (2/0): This course provides the theory system,research methods,and the meaning of Chinese literature of The Literary Mind And The Carving Of Dragons.  
     
    A2993 Historical  Trends in Literature-Historical Affairs (2/0): Literature and Historical onformity research is a cross study, It is a very important method, to rise the Chinese literature study. First from the literature and the historical conformity of subsequently may extend to the literature studies research the territory with other. In the first semester,I teach 16 subjects, and the second semester, We may be discussing 10 to16 research papers.
     
     
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