This course aims at training students’ ability to translate Chinese texts into English. While priority will be given to literary translation, some more practical translations, such as business and legal translations, will be included in the course.
This course addresses challenges of translating English into Chinese. In this course, you will consider and respond critically to questions in translation theory and practice in guided class discussions and translate diversified English texts into Chinese as weekly out-of-class assignments.
This course is intended to help the first-year English majors to deepen their understanding of English words from the perspectives of lexical semantics and syntactic semantics. Topics to be discussed include but are not confined to word formation, collocation, word meanings, sense relations, and rhetorical devices. Topics and foci may vary each time it is offered and are subject to change with notice.
History of English Literature and Selected Readings
Excerpts or full texts of important literary works will make up the basic assigned readings of the course, through which students will be expected to gain some basic views of how literary history develops, how ideas evolve, and how authors interact with their world. A long historical period will be covered, from the Old English period to the end of 18th, represented by more than a few literary giants, such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Pope.
Intensive Readings for English Majors
<Intensive Reading>intends to help the freshman students improve their English. Gradually the texts students are required to read are getting more difficult and more thought-provoking. Students are encouraged to read, reflect on and think independently and critically of the problems or concerns that the texts center on.
To provide an opportunity to develop English speaking skills using various methods and activities such as group discussion, pair work, speeches, debate and role playing.
Theory of Literature
English Writing is taught with these specific goals in mind – to develop students` English writing ability in a variety of forms, instill confidence and excitement in their writing ability, and improve their capacity to express thoughts and opinions through the written word. The course focuses on developing essay writing skills involving order, logic, efficiency and purpose. Students will become familiar with the types of essays most utilized in academic and literary writing, discuss a variety of important issues we face every day in life, and enhance their ability to share ideas through writing and classroom discussion. The course will explore the key features writers employ to effectively express ideas and connect with their audiences.
English Listening Comprehension
Introduction to Linguistics
This course is designed to provide basic concepts and theories of Linguistics, and methods of linguistic analysis. The textbook is Yuyanxue Gangyao (Introduction to Linguistics) by Ye Feisheng and Xu Tongqiang. Students will learn basic knowledge of Linguistic systematically, getting familiar with the principles of linguistic structure, linguistic change, the nature of writing systems, and the relationship between language and society.
English and American Drama
A semester-long course designed to give students a general understanding of the history of British and American Drama while introducing them to the simple techniques of drama performance as a unique and engaging way of understanding Dramatic Literature.
British and American Drama have been for centuries in the West not only a vitally important part of Western creative literature, but such works have played, and continue to play, an enormous role in the cultural, educational, and often political, development of Western societies. This class seeks to explore those roles and their impacts.
This course is intended to help the first-year English majors to understand the complexity and diversity of the syntactic structure of English by offering the students a detailed outline of various syntactic constructions in English. Topics to be discussed include but are not confined to types of sentence construction (declarative, imperative, interrogative, etc.); adverbial constructions (condition, cause, result, concession, purpose, manner, degree, proportion and comparison, exception, place, time, restriction, etc.); attributive construction; apposition; co-ordination (special co-ordinate conjunctions, adversative co-ordination, arrangement and analysis, etc.); the WAY construction, the cognate object construction, and the THERE construction. Topics and foci may vary each time it is offered and are subject to change with notice.
History of The English Language
To introduce the history of the scientific study of the English language and to provide a survey of the development of English phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon.
Survey of American Literature And Selected Readings
Writing for Practical Purposes
This course is designed to help you learn to communicate with people in the real world. Then, who are the "people" you are writing to? And how do you perceive yourself, when writing to people? What is the "real world"? Are such questions important? In fact, when writing for practical purposes, you must take care of more things than just word assembling-- to communicate effectively with people. In taking this course you are expected to complete your weekly writing assignments and participate in class discussions. Our goals: (1) to understand major text types in practical writing and (2) learn rules for good writing in English.
Introduction to French-Speaking Countries
"University-level Chinese" is a core course for the cultivation of university students, and a most direct way to deepen the students` education in humanities and enhance their skills for writing and expressing themselves. With this purpose in mind, the course will train in a systematic way the students` skills of appreciating Chinese and foreign literary works, and further their level of writing and speaking in Chinese.
Foundations of Computer Application
The basic knowledge of computer, computer operating system, multimedia technology, graphic image processing base, the application of office software, computer network and Internet application.