History of China Religions
This course is designed to give undergraduate students a general introduction to Chinese religious thought, and to explain the religious belief hidden in the daily life of Chinese people. It is different from the courses like the history of Chinese philosophy or the history of Chinese Buddhism and Taoism. In this course we will try to find out the basic religious ideas or elements from the real life and behaviors in Chinese Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, and construct the coherent tradition of Chinese religion.
History of Chinese Buddhism
an introduction of chinese buddhist history, including important events , main figures and schools.
History of Chinese Islam
This course mainly introduces the historical process of the spread and the development of Islam in China, which includes such topics as the important historical events, sects, Menhuan, Church education and Chinese translation works, in order to train students for their abilities to analyze and understand religious phenomena, and arouse their interests in further studies.
History of Christianity
"A study of the first fifteen centuries of historical Christianity. Includes the rise of the church under persecution, orthodoxy vs. heresy, doctrinal developments, the rise of the Roman Papacy and opposition to it during the Middle Ages, and the events leading up to the Protestant
"This course focus on the arising and spreading history of the Islam, the doctrine of Islamic schools and the culture of Arabian Islam, in order to make the students comprehensive the main points of these above questions, to develop the ability of analyzing and understanding of the phenomena of religion, to arouse the interest in religious research.
Selected Readings of Chinese Buddhism
The History of Daoism
"History of Daoism” was regarded as the most important motif in the Daoist studies in the last several decades in China. However, the historical narrative of sects and Daoist masters in different periods and dynasties in the history of Daoism should not be regarded as the total picture of Daoism, the only domestic belief tradition in China.
An Introduction to Philosophy
In this course we shall examine and assess many different philosophical theories, comparing and contrasting them as we apply their views to different philosophical questions. After a brief introduction to what philosophy is, what an argument is, and the importance of philosophy, we will examine the views of many famous philosophers, including (but by no means limited to) the following: Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, George Berkeley, Rene Descartes, John Locke, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, and others
History of Chinese Philosophy
Motif of the seminar course is to prove student’s interesting to the Chinese Philosophy course, ability for analyzing philosophical problems and result of the teaching, by expanding the reading and discourse at classes.
History of Marxist Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
"The course contains three parts:
Introduction to Marxist Philosophy
As an introduction, the course aims at broadening the research on Marxism philosophy. And it is led with a primary principle.
First, the course applies the method which combines the history, the arguments with the lucubrations, lays the foundation on the history and lucubrations, and focuses on the arguments. By doing so, it introduces the basic knowledge, basic lucubrations and basic theories.
Second, the course stands upon the current situation, it leads the students to seize some central issues of the study on philosophy.
Third, according to the principle that is to integrate the academic and the reality, the course concentrates on some big issues which the social practice has put forward.
Fourth, it is advocated that interaction and communication of the teachers and students. On the basis of debates in class and some reading out of class, it motivates the students to learn and enhances the ability to think and reflect.
Introduction to Religious Studies
The aim of this course is to help you to think clearly and critically about the various human phenomena that we call "religious," and to provide a brief introduction to some of the world's major religious traditions. The academic study of religion takes a global and pluralistic approach, looking at religion critically and analytically, with as much objectivity as possible, while also attempting to develop and maintain sensitivity to subtle and sometimes inexpressible levels of human meaning.
Historical Introduction to Western Philosophy
This course is mainly about the development of western philosophy from the very beginning to the early 19th century and various major schools in modern philosophy during the late 19th century. This course is aimed to introduce a number of great and famous philosophers and their philosophies attributed into four periods, viz. ancient Greek, medieval, modern and German idealism. It focuses on Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas, Empiricists, Idealists, Kant and Hegel.
Through studying the ancient Chinese, the basic aim of the course is to cultivate and improve the students’ ability of reading documents written in ancient Chinese, which helps to found the essential basis of learning and studying knowledge in ancient Chinese linguistic, literature, history, philosophy and so on further, and inheriting our excellent culture better.
Introduction to Logic
The cotents of this course include logic of propositions, logic of terms, logic of predicates, and inductive logic, non-formal logic.
Political Economics is one of the core courses required by all of the majors in School of Economics. The course contains the analysis of the relationship of production and of the development process of the capitalist economy. The purpose of this course is to allow the students to learn and understand the basic methods and theories of Marxist economics.
Introduction to Sociology
This course is designed to introduce students to foundemental concepts, theories and methods in sociology. It will also focus on helping students to learn major topics and perspectives in sociological research in China and wordwide, strengthening their professional identity as well as building a sense of social responsibility
Social psychology includes how to interact with individuals and groups, and how groups interact with each other. Social psychology can explain human behavior by using psychology theories. This course includes main theories and concepts of the mainstream social psychology. This course also analyzes how to apply social psychology knowledge to social lives, including interpersonal relationship development, communication and conflict etc.. This course also introduces culture perspective to explain human behavior.