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CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

Degree Components Credits
Major in Chinese Language, Literature and Culture 90
Professional Core (Chinese Language Education) 120
Language Enhancement courses 18
Common Core courses 24
Electives 48
Total 300

 

MAJOR IN CHINESE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Candidates majoring in Chinese Language, Literature and Culture are required to complete at least 90 credits from the courses below which should include:
1. core courses (30 credits) to be completed by the end of the second year of study;
2. elective courses (60 credits) with:

a. at least 54 credits of advanced courses;
b. no more than 6 credits of introductory courses; and
c. at least 36 credits from the course list of Chinese Language and Literature.

 


CORE COURSES (30 credits)


Candidates are required to complete 30 credits from any of the core courses below by the end of the second year of study:

CHIN1103. Introduction to standard works in modern Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN1116. General introduction to modern Chinese language (6 credits)
CHIN1117. General introduction to classical Chinese language (6 credits)
CHIN1118. Introduction to classical Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN1123. The story of Mandarin
CHIN1119. Introduction to literary studies
CHIN1121. Introduction to contemporary Chinese literature
CHIN1126. Introduction to classical Chinese popular literature (6 credits)
CHIN1127. Introduction to Chinese linguistics (6 credits)
CHIN1206. Introduction to Chinese thought (6 credits)
CHIN1207. Traditional Chinese culture (6 credits)

 


ELECTIVE COURSES (60 credits)


Candidates are required to complete at least 60 credits of elective courses from the following two course lists, with at least 54 credits of advanced courses and no more than 6 credits of introductory courses, including at least 36 credits from Chinese Language and Literature courses.

 

A. Chinese Language and Literature

Introductory Courses
CHIN1103. Introduction to standard works in modern Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN1107. Creative writing (6 credits)
CHIN1109. Introduction to Chinese women’s literature (6 credits)
CHIN1115. Study of the Confucian canons and modern society (6 credits)
CHIN1116. General introduction to modern Chinese language (6 credits)
CHIN1117. General introduction to classical Chinese language (6 credits)
CHIN1118. Introduction to classical Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN1119. Introduction to literary studies (6 credits)
CHIN1120. Global approaches to Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN1121. Introduction to contemporary Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN1122. Chinese literature in the twentieth century (6 credits)
CHIN1123. The Story of Mandarin (6 credits)
CHIN1124. Chinese dialects and sociolinguistics (6 credits)
CHIN1125. Trends of modern Chinese literary thoughts (6 credits)
CHIN1126. Introduction to classical Chinese popular literature (6 credits)
CHIN1127. Introduction to Chinese linguistics (6 credits)
CHIN2121. Prose up to the nineteenth century (6 credits)
CHIN2123. Shi poetry up to the nineteenth century (6 credits)
CHIN2125. Ci poetry up to the nineteenth century (6 credits)
CHIN2127. Classical Chinese fiction (6 credits)

 

Advanced Courses
CHIN2122. Prose: selected writers (6 credits)
CHIN2124. Shi poetry: selected writers (6 credits)
CHIN2126. Ci poetry: selected writers (6 credits)
CHIN2130. Modern Chinese literature (1917-1949): fiction (6 credits)
CHIN2132. Contemporary Chinese literature (since 1949): fiction (6 credits)
CHIN2136. Classical Chinese literary criticism (6 credits)
CHIN2138. Chinese etymology (6 credits)
CHIN2139. Chinese phonology (6 credits)
CHIN2145. Chinese theatre during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing periods (6 credits)
CHIN2146. The “sickly beauties”: gender and illness in late imperial China (6 credits)
CHIN2147. Reading of classical Chinese texts (6 credits)
CHIN2149. Chinese language from social perspectives (6 credits)
CHIN2150. A comprehensive survey of Chinese linguistics (6 credits)
CHIN2151. Gender and sexuality in Ming and Qing fiction (6 credits)
CHIN2152. Literature, modernity and nation in twentieth-century China (6 credits)
CHIN2153. Sinophone literature and film (6 credits)
CHIN2154. Taiwan literature from the Japanese colonial period to the 1990s (6 credits)
CHIN2155. Topical studies of Sinophone literature (6 credits)
CHIN2156. Topical studies of literary theory (6 credits)
CHIN2157. Topical studies of ethnic minority literature from China (6 credits)
CHIN2159. Chinese documentation (6 credits)
CHIN2162. Cantonese linguistics (6 credits)
CHIN2164. The Analects and Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN2168. Modern Chinese grammar (6 credits)
CHIN2169. Modern Chinese rhetoric (6 credits)
CHIN2170. Study of Zuo Zhuan (6 credits)
CHIN2171. Women’s autobiographical writing in late Imperial China (6 credits)
CHIN2172. Hong Kong literature (6 credits)
CHIN2173. Topical studies of classical Chinese fiction (6 credits)
CHIN2174. Literature in late Qing and early Republican China (6 credits)
CHIN2175. Historical-comparative linguistics and Chinese dialectology (6 credits)
CHIN2176. Chinese children’s literature (6 credits)
CHIN2177. Chinese lexicology (6 credits)
CHIN2178. Topical studies of modern Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN2179. Topical studies of classical Chinese popular literature (6 credits)
CHIN2180. Topical studies of classical Chinese literature (6 credits)
CHIN2190. Field trip on Chinese language, literature, and culture (6 credits)

 

B. Chinese Culture

Introductory Courses
CHIN1206. Introduction to Chinese thought (6 credits)
CHIN1207. Traditional Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN1214. Chinese and western cultures: a comparative study (6 credits)
CHIN2231. Religious Daoism and popular religions in China (6 credits)
CHIN2241. History of Chinese civilization (6 credits)

 

Advanced Courses
CHIN2251. Chinese philosophy I: Confucianism (6 credits)
CHIN2252. Chinese philosophy II: Daoism (6 credits)
CHIN2253. Chinese philosophy III: Buddhism (6 credits)
CHIN2254. Christianity and Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN2264. Chinese eroticism (6 credits)
CHIN2266. History education and Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN2268. History of China-West cultural exchanges (6 credits)
CHIN2272. School education in Chinese history (6 credits)
CHIN2274. History of material culture (6 credits)
CHIN2275. The culture of flower in China (6 credits)
CHIN2277. Islam and Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN2278. Travel and economic development in Chinese history (6 credits)
CHIN2279. Neo-Confucianism in Song-Ming periods and contemporary religions and ethics (6 credits)
CHIN2280. Publishing and culture in Chinese history (6 credits)

 

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