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1. Course Title: 文学概论
2. Course Title: Introduction to Literary Theory
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4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese Studies,freshmen
6. Course Description:To deepen the students’ understanding of the features of the nature of literary activities and works, enhance their cognition about the rules guiding the literature evolution, creation and reception, and lay a foundation for further studies on literary history. Teaching contents include the following issues: study on literary activities, study on literary creation, study on literary works, study on literary consumption and reception, etc. The teaching is mainly conducted in lectures, facilitated by classroom questioning, out of class discussion, assignments. Multimedia course work is employed in some sessions.
7. Textbooks: Tong Qingbing (ed.) (2008) A Guide to Literary Theory. Higher Education Press (4th Edition)
8. Credit and Hours: 3 hours per week, 54 hours in total, 3 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学史(一)
2. Course Title: Ancient Chinese Literary History (I)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese Studies,freshmen
6. Course Description:To study the literary history of ancient China (from pre-Qin to modern times) through being introduced to the evolution of ancient Chinese literary thoughts, analyzing the representative works by those prominent writers, expounding the significance and aesthetic values of these ancient Chinese literary works, so as to enhance their appreciation capabilities and literary cultivation, to deepen their understanding of ancient Chinese culture. The course is mainly conducted though lectures, facilitated by classroom discussions.
7. Textbooks: Zhu Dongrun (1980) Selected Works of Chinese Literature across Dynasties. Shanghai Classics Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 108 hours in total, 6 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学史(二)
2. Course Title: Ancient Chinese Literary History (II)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese Studies,sophomore
6. Course Description:The course covers the literary history of Han dynasties and Wei-Jin South-North dynasties. Han literary history: West-Han prose, Han fu (rhapsody) and Sima Xiangru, Sima Qian and Records of the Historian, Han yuefu (Music Bureau) folk songs, Han Shu (Han Book) and East-Han Prose, poems and Nineteen Old Poems by the literati of East Han. Wei-Jin and South-North dynasties: Jian’an style and three Caos and seven talents, zhengshi literature, East-West Jin poetry, Tao Yuanming, Yuefu folk songs of South-North dynasties, Xie Lingyun and Bao Zhao, Yongming style and Qi-Liang poetry, Yu Xin, Shi shu xin yu and novels of Wei-Jin and South-North dynasties periods.
7. Textbooks: Yuan Xingpei (ed) (2005). Chinese Literary History (vol. 1), Chinese Literary History (vol. 2). Higher Education Press
8. Credit and Hours: 4 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学史(三)
2. Course Title: Chinese Literary History (III)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese studies, sophomores
6. Course Description:The course is about the literary history of the periods of Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties (907-960), Northern Song, Southern Song, Liao, and Jin dynasties: constellation of the talents of prosperous Tang dynasty, poetry of mid-Tang and reforming movements, New music bureau movement, late-Tang poetry, ci of late-Tang and Five Dynasties, Wen Tingyun and Five Dynasties’ huajianci (ci in florid language and mainly about love), ci of Souther Tang and Li Yu. Northern Song, Southern Song, Liao and Jin period: ci by Liu Yong, Ouyang Xiu and poetry reform; Su Shi and his poetry, ci, fu (rhapsody), and prose; Huang Tingjian and poetry of Jiangxi School; ci by Li Qingzhao; patriotic literature of Southern Song; the poetry during the initial period of Song Gaozong’s retreating to the South in the third year of Jian yan); Lu You and four great poets during Song’s zhongxing period; Xin Qiji and the poets of Xin School; Late-Song poetry and Wen Tianxiang; Yuan Haowen and Jin poetry.
7. Textbooks: Yuan Xingpei (ed) (2005). Chinese Literary History (vol.2), Chinese Literary History (vol. 3). Higher Education Press
8. Credit and Hours: 4 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学史(四)
2. Course Title: Chinese Literary History (IV)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese Studies, juniors
6. Course Description:To make international students have a basic knowledge about Chinese literary history (Yuan, Ming, Qing and modern times), to have a general knowledge of the development of literature about these periods and to be familiar with and be versed with important works; the main form of the course is classroom lecture in the order of dynasties of Yuan, Ming, Qing, and modern times and classified by genres, including novels of Ming and Qing and novels, dramas/operas, poetry and non-dramatic songs of modern times. The class will focus on the analysis of the works of important writers and be facilitated by relevant other works.
7. Textbooks: Yuan Xingpei (ed) (2005). Chinese Literary History (vol.1), Chinese Literary History (vol. 2). Higher Education Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 4 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学作品选(一)
2. Course Title: Selected Works of Ancient Chinese Literature(1)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, freshman
6. Course Description:
In this course, students are to learn the main achievements of pre-Qin literature, master the content and general artistic features of The Book of Songs, Songs of Chu and essays written by various ancient thinkers. The teaching begins with the reading and analysis of specific works with a view to cultivating students’ awareness of their literary styles, means of artistic expression, formal features as well as subject orientations.
7. Textbooks:
Zhu Dongrun (ed.). 1999. Selected Works of Chinese Literature. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学作品选(二)
2. Course Title: Selected Works of Ancient Chinese Literature(2)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course teaches the literary history of the two Han Dynasties, Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties. The Han literary history covers: essays of the Western Han Dynasty, Han prose poetry and Sima Xiangru, Sima Qian and Historical Records, Yuefu poetry of the two Han Dynasties, Han History and the Eastern Han prose, poems of the Eastern Han literati, and Nineteen Ancient Poems. The literary history of the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties includes: Jian’an style, Three Cao and Seven Zi, Zhengshi literature, poetry of the two Jin Dynasties, Tao Yuanming, folk songs of the Northern and Southern Dynasties, Xie Lingyun and Bao Zhao, Yongming poetry and poetry of Qi and Liang, Yu Xin, New Notes on Chinese Gentry, and novels of the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties.
7. Textbooks:
Zhu Dongrun (ed.). 2002. Selected Works of Chinese Literature throughout the Ages (Book 1 and 2 of Part 1). Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学作品选(三)
2. Course Title: Selected Works of Ancient Chinese Literature(3)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course teaches selected works from the Sui, Tang and the Five Dynasties, to the Song, Liao and Jin Dynasties, which include: Sui Dynasty poetry, early Tang poetry (Four Jie), Prime Tang Dynasty poetry and splendid Stars (Li Bai, Du Fu, Dali poems), Mid Tang poetry reform and New Yuefu Movement (Han Yu and Liu Zongyuan, Liu Yuxi, Li He, Yuan Zhen and Bai Juyi), Late Tang (Du Mu and Li Shangyin's poems), rhymed verses of Late Tang and the Five Dynasties (Wen Tingyun and Hua Jian Ci, South Song and Li Yu). Other selected works/authors include Xi Kun style, Liu Yong, Ouyang Xiu, Su Shi, Qin Guan, He Zhu, Huang Tingjian, Zhou Bangyan, Li Qingzhao, Yuan Haowen and the Jin Dynasty poems.
7. Textbooks:
Zhu Dongrun (ed.). 2002. Selected Works of Chinese Literature throughout the Ages(Book 1 and 2 of Part 2). Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国古代文学作品选(四)
2. Course Title: Selected Works of Ancient Chinese Literature(4)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course focuses on the reading and interpreting of literary works, with a view to fostering students’ ability to appreciate the important literary works and understand the literary achievements and characteristics of the addressed period.
7. Textbooks:
Zhu Dongrun (ed.). 2002. Selected Works of Chinese Literature throughout the Ages(Book 2 of Part 3). Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
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1. Course Title: 中国现代文学史
2. Course Title: A History of Modern Chinese Literature(4)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course systematically introduces the development of modern Chinese literature during the past three decades. Topics cover the artistic trends involved, literary movements and literary genres in various periods. Emphasis will be laid on the analysis of representative writers and works. The teaching objectives are three-fold: 1. to achieve a systematic understanding of the history of modern Chinese literature and important writers and works; 2. to nurture students’ interest in literature and their appreciation ability by means of classroom instruction and extensive reading; 3. to enhance student’s appreciation and judgment ability through classroom discussion so that they can be better prepared to enter the stage of literature research.
7. Textbooks
Qian Liqun et al. (eds.). 1999. Thirty Years of Modern Chinese Literature. Beijing: Peking University Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国当代文学史
2. Course Title: A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course is to enable students to master the basic course of literary development since the founding of New China in October 1949. The teaching content mainly concerns Seventeen-Year Literature, Cultural Revolution Literature, New Period Literature, Post-New Period Literature, and 90s’ Literature. 
7. Textbooks
Hong Zicheng. 1999. A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature. Beijing: Peking University Press.
Lu Wenbin (ed.). 2003. Archives and Essays on Contemporary Chinese Literature. Beijing: China Federation of Literature Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 3 hours per week, 54 hours in total, 3 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
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1. Course Title: 写作
2. Course Title: Chinese Writing
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, freshman
6. Course Description:
This course is to improve student’s ability of literary appreciation and actual writing. Under the guidance of basic writing theories, the course focuses on the appreciation, discussion and production of several common literary and applied writing styles. Teaching content mainly includes prose, poetry, fiction, film and television plays, news, advertisements, documents, papers, etc.
7. Textbooks:
Liu Junru. 2008. Contemporary Writing. Hefei: Anhui Education Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 语言学概论
2. Course Title: Introduction to Linguistics
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Chinese language and literature major, junior
6. Course Description:
In this course, students will systematically learn the basic concepts, theories and research methods in linguistics so as to improve their level of linguistic theories and lay the necessary theoretical basis for further and in-depth study of other linguistic courses. Teaching content covers the basic properties of language, phonetics, lexicon and semantics, structural rules and transformation, language contact, evolution of the language system, etc. 
7. Textbooks:
Ye Feisheng and Xu Tongqiang, 1997. Essentials of Linguistics. Beijing: Peking University Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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Course Title: 现代汉语(一、二)
Course Title: Contemporary Chinese (I, II)
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese major, freshman
Course Description:
This course consists of systematic instructions on the preliminary knowledge of contemporary Chinese. Students will develop a wide academic view and be able to analyze language facts, correct language mistakes and discriminate the language use of given works. The teaching content covers an overview of contemporary Chinese, and the phonetics, vocabulary and grammar of contemporary Chinese.
Textbooks: Huang, Borong & Liao, Xudong (eds.). 2003. Contemporary Chinese (3rd edition). Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 古代汉语(一、二)
Course Title: Ancient Chinese Language (I, II)
Course Code: 3109063,3109073
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Chinese major, freshman
Course Description:
Students will learn to read ancient Chinese books in this course. Readings include an anthology of classic works in pre-Qin, Han, Wei, the Southern and Northern Dynasties, Tang, Song, and Yuan dynasties, and general knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and phonetics of ancient Chinese, as well as elementary knowledge of Chinese characters, the use of reference books and ancient annotations.
Textbooks: Wang, Li (ed.). 1999.Ancient Chinese. Beijing: Chinese Publishing House.
Credit and Hours: 4 hours per week, 144 hours in total, 8 credits
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 外国文学史(一、二)
Course Title: A History of Foreign Literature (I, II)
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Chinese major, junior
Course Description:
Students will be acquainted with the history of foreign literature and classic works in the East and the West and be provided with a necessary knowledge framework of foreign literary history. Lectures will cover the general situation and classic works of foreign literature, from the Ancient East and West to the mid- 20th century. Stress will be laid on European and American Literature, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman literature to the various schools and styles of modernistic literature.
Textbooks: Zheng, Kelu (ed.). 2006. A History of Foreign Literature (revised edition). Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 比较文学原理
Course Title: Introduction to Comparative Literature
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Chinese major, junior
Course Description:
The course is an introduction to the history of comparative literature, and its fundamental theories and methods. Students, having learnt the history of Chinese and foreign literature and having acquired the basic ability of general literary analysis, will be trained to view the Chinese and Western literature in a new, comparative perspective.
Textbooks: Yang, Naiqiao (ed.). 2006. A Survey on Comparative Literature (3rd edition). Beijing: Beijing University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 美学概论
Course Title: Introduction to Aesthetics
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Chinese major, junior
Course Description:
Students will be acquainted with the history of aesthetics as a discipline and the features of researches on aesthetics and general humanities, and be able to understand aesthetic appreciation and artistic phenomena. This course attaches importance to basic theoretical categories, the grasping of propositions and training of theoretical thinking, and try to integrate them into the appreciation of specific artistic and aesthetic phenomena. Topics addressed are aesthetics, beauty, aesthetic feelings, aesthetic forms, aesthetic categories, arts, art education, etc.
Textbooks: Ye, Lang. 2009. Principles of Aesthetics. Beijing: Beijing University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 38 hours in total, 2 credits
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 形式逻辑学
Course Title: Formal Logic
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Chinese major, junior
Course Description:
This course provides students with a systematic knowledge of formal logic and training on logical thinking, acquaints them with the fundamentals of general logic and its important role in thinking, enables them to grasp the basic principles and knowledge of general logic, and helps them develop their ability of logical thinking, cognition and language use. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply principles and laws of conception, judgment and reasoning to everyday life and learning, and solve practical problems using relevant theories and knowledge. The course is made up of 6 major parts.
Textbooks: Wu, Jiaguo (ed.). 2000. Basic Principles of General Logic. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 中国古代诗歌专题
Course Title: Special Topics on Ancient Chinese Poetry
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduates of Chinese major, junior
Course Description:
This course aims at improving students’ knowledge about ancient Chinese literature and their attainment level of Chinese traditional culture. The content of teaching includes topics on styles, themes and schools of ancient Chinese poetry, and the Xingling Poetry School in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Textbooks: Handouts
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
Test Mode: Term paper
 
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Course Title: 中国古代词曲专题
Course Title: Special Topics on Ancient Chinese Ci and Qu (Tunes)
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduates of Chinese major, junior
Course Description: This course aims at improving students’ knowledge about ancient Chinese literature and their level of attainment about Chinese traditional culture. The contents of teaching include: 1. Stylistic features of Ci; 2. Evolution of the artistic quality of Ci; 3. Artistic schools of Ci; 4. Stylistic features of Qu; 5. Evolution of the artistic quality of Qu in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties; 6. Artistic schools of Qu in the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Textbooks: Handouts
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
Test Mode: Term paper
 
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Course title:中国文学批评史
Course title:History of Chinese Literary Criticism
Course code
Category:Optional course
Students:Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
Course Description
A survey of the development of ancient Chinese literary theory and literary criticism along with their basic evolving rules, and the reading and understanding of a certain amount of basic literature about ancient Chinese literary theory.
Textbooks:Wang, Yunxi & Gu Yisheng (eds). 1989. A History of Chinese Literary Criticism. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House.
Credit and Hours:2 hours per week, 36 hours in total
Text mode:Written examination
 
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Course title:唐宋古文研究
Course title:Study of Ancient Chinese in the Tang and Song Dynasties
Course code
Category:Optional course
Students:Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
Course Description
This course is to enable foreign students who are interested in Chinese culture and equipped with preliminary knowledge about and the necessary reading abilities in ancient Chinese to further study and understand ancient Chinese prose. The focus will be on the prose works by famous prose writers from the Tang and Song Dynasties, the development and major theories of the prose in the two dynasties.
Textbooks: Handouts
Credit and Hours:2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
Text mode:Written examination or term paper
 
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Course title:中文工具书
Course title:Chinese Reference Books
Course code
CategoryOptional course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, sophomore
Course Description
This course enables foreign students who are interested in Chinese culture and equipped with preliminary knowledge about it to establish a solid basis in bibliographic knowledge, and to develop the ability to further study and conduct academic research. The focus will be on the basic theories and methods for the retrieval and application of literature about Chinese social sciences (especially Chinese literature), the basic ways and methods for transmitting, keeping, classifying and applying literature; the function, value and application of Chinese reference books; and the retrieval and application of specific branches of literature.
Textbooks: Handouts
Credit and Hours:2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
Text mode:Written examination or journals
 
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Course title:诸子讲读
Course title:Reading and Understanding Ancient Chinese Philosophers
Course code
Category:Optional course
Students:Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, senior
Course Description
The objective of the course is to develop a deeper understanding of the core values of different schools of ancient philosophy and the development of their ways of thinking so as to comprehend the spiritual gifts of Chinese culture. Specific topics include Mercy by Confucianism, Inaction of Taoism, Conformity of Mohism, Punishment of Legalists” Strategies of Military Strategists, and Concept and Entity of Logicians. The discussion on every specific topic consists of an introduction to core values, and the reading and analysis of original literature, with the focus on the influences of different schools on the development of Chinese society and history. A comparative perspective will be adopted to draw upon the features of these theories and examine their significance for current society.
Texts: Handouts.
Hours and credits: 2 hours per week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
Text mode: Written examination
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Course title:中国现代诗歌研究
Course title: Modern Chinese Poetry Study
Course code:
Category: Optional course
Students:Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
Course description:
This course is to help the students to have a comprehensive understanding of the development of modern Chinese poetry and to improve their ability of poetry appreciation. The focus will be on the important poets, different poetry schools, poetry criticism and poetry theory, tracking the formal and content development of new poetry over a history of 30 years, with special attention paid to the important poets and poetic phenomena.
Texts: Handouts.
Hours and credits: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Text mode: Term paper
 
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Course Title: 中国现当代戏剧研究
Course Title: Contemporary Chinese Drama Study
Course code:
Course category:Optional course
Students:Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, senior
Course description:
This course will enable students to achieve a comparatively systematic understanding of the basic concepts, theories and knowledge about drama, as well as the basic methods and ideas about drama appreciation, drama criticism, drama performance and drama creation so as to establish the theoretical basis for the students to improve their appreciation abilities and further their study and research on Chinese and foreign dramas. The topics cover the basic nature of dramatic art and dramatic language, the brief history of drama, drama appreciation, drama criticism and theory, drama creation and understanding and analysis of classic dramas, and the primary knowledge about drama performance.
Texts: Handouts.
Hours and credits: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Text mode: Written examination
 
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Course title: 写作与欣赏
Course title: Writing and Writing Appreciation
Course code:
Course category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
Course description:
The course is a combination of writing with its appreciation, with the latter aimed at improving the former. Literary works of different genres will be used for appreciation, especially those that will inspire student directly in terms of writing abilities. Comments will be made on the students’ writings in class.
Textbooks: Handouts
Hours and credits: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Text mode: Written examination
 
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Course title: 影视与文学
Course title: Film, Television and Literature
Course code:
Course category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
Course description:
Film and television have a close relationship with literature. Film and television tend to contain such elements as the beauty of photography, picture composition, images, montage, etc., which are in the meantime closely related to advertising aesthetics, the experience of creative advertising and the training of imagination.
Textbook: Handouts
Hours and credits: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Text mode: Term paper
 
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1. Course Title: 女性文学研究
2. Course Title: Study on Women’s Literature
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
6. Course Description:
Through a close study of classic texts in women’s literature, students will be guided to understand women writers’, especially contemporary Chinese women writers’ life attitudes, gender awareness, and aesthetic pursuits, so that students can grasp the basic features of women’s literature. The course will focus on the reading of classic works in women’s literature, covering those in modern and contemporary Chinese women’s literature as well as in ancient Chinese women’s literature and foreign women’s literature; along with the basic theories about women’s literature and the history of women’s literature. Both literary theories and gender theories will be adopted to approach the texts, centering upon the elaboration of the life attitudes, gender awareness and aesthetic pursuits embodied in the creation of women writers, as well as paying attention to the comparison between female and male writers, and that between different women writers, through which the ideas and arts of the texts will be perceived.
Textbooks: 
Qiao Yigang & Lin Danya (eds.). 2007. A Course Book of Women’s Literature. Hebei:Hebei Education Press.
Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 20 hours in total. 2 credits.
Test Mode: term paper or journals
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1. Course Title: 西方文论导读
2. Course Title: Introduction to Western Literary Theories
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior 
6. Course Description:
The course enables students to have a deeper understanding of the development of western literary theories, classic theoretical works and literary phenomena. It will focus on the influential classic works in the history of western literary theory, combing the evolvement of western literary theories in the context of literary history, cultural history and the development of the society.
7. Textbooks: handouts.
8. Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 36 hours in total. 2 credits
9. Test Mode: term paper
 
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1. Course Title: 西方文学经典
2. Course Title: Western Literary Classics
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, senior
6. Course Description:
Students will be guided to analyze literary works through the study of western literary history, literary theories and literary criticism, which will improve their research abilities. The assortment of research materials and the format of research papers will be covered as well to help students with the accomplishment of their thesis writing. Multiple perspectives will be adopted to approach the texts, focusing upon western literary classics in the three major genres like drama, fiction and poetry, with examples analyzed by contemporary western critical theories and methods.
7. Textbooks: handouts.
8. Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: term paper
 
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1. Course Title: 中国文化经典导读
2. Course Title: Introduction to Classics in Chinese Culture
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
A direct exposure to the charm of the most representative classics in Chinese culture. The course will focus on the most representative Chinese classics, introducing their historical periods, their major contents, thoughts, significance and historical influence. Detailed analysis will be given to selected chapters, centering upon their status in the history of Chinese culture and Chinese thoughts, as well as their persistent influence in current society.
7. Textbooks: handouts.
8. Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中外文化交流史
2. Course Title: A History of Cultural Exchange between China and Foreign Countries
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
6. Course Description: 
The course will focus on the historical events in the history of cultural exchange between China and foreign countries and their cultural influence, through which students will know more about the national character of Chinese history and culture, its status in history and its influence.
7. Textbooks: handouts.
8. Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 40 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 新闻学概论
2. Course Title: Introduction to Journalism
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
6. Course Description: 
The objective is to help students establish correct journalistic views and practices, inspiring them to adhere voluntarily to the rules concerning journalism and communication while engaging in activities of journalism and communication. The focus of this course will be on the essential features of journalism, the basic rules in journalism and communication, the function and status of journalism in society, the social functions and features of journalism, the working principles of journalism as well as its methods and common rules.
7. Textbooks:
Liu Jianming. 2007. The Course on Journalism Theories. Beijing: The Press of Communication University of China.
8. Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 中国新闻传播史
2. Course Title: A history of Journalism and Communication in China
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, junior
6. Course Description: 
The objective is to guide students to pursue the origin of the earliest form of Chinese Journalism and communication and its development, tracing the driving force behind the movement of Chinese journalism from the lower level to the advanced level. The course will focus on the ancient Chinese journalism and communication, the introduction to modern journalism, the history and climax of foreigners establishing newspapers in China and Chinese people’s similar practices, the history of the establishment of newspapers by Chinese capitalists, journalism in the New Democratic Revolution, journalism after the establishment of P.R.C., the reforms in journalism in 1990s and the newest developments in the media industry.
7. Textbooks:
Fang Hanqi.(ed.). 2002. A History of Chinese Journalism and Communication. Beijing:The Press of People’s University of China.
8. Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 外国新闻传播史
2. Course Title: A history of Journalism and Communication in Foreign Countries
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese Language and Literature major, senior
6. Course Description: 
The objective is to help students correctly understand the deficiency of the development of Chinese journalism and communication, and grasp applicable skills in journalistic engagement, through introducing to them the development of journalism and communication in western countries and thus to help them correctly understand the development of Chinese journalism and communication. The course will focus on journalism and communication in western countries before 17th century, the creation and development of news corporations in developed countries (especially Britain, France, U.S.A., Germany and Japan) in modern and contemporary periods, the development of journalism in Russia, the creation and current situation of journalism and communication, contemporary radio and TV broadcasting industry, and the development of international journalism and communication. 
7. Textbooks:
Zhen Chaoran. 2000. The History of Journalism and Communication in Foreign Countries. Beijing:The Press of People’s University of China.
8. Credits and Hours: 2 hours a week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: written examination or term paper
 
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Course Title:初级采访写作
Course Title: Elementary News Gathering and Writing
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of overseas-Chinese teaching major, junior
Course Description:
The course is designated to teach students some relevant theories about journalism and mass media so that they can gain systematic knowledge about the new concept of news gathering and its practice. On this basis, students are expected to understand China’s policy of journalism, mass media system, and the elementary theories about news gathering. Classroom teaching covers main points of news gathering, including its basic principles, elementary requirements, key links, ethical and legal issues, classified news gathering as well as the interaction between the Internet and mass media.
Textbooks: Liu, Haigu. 2002. A Course Book in News Gathering. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits.
Test Mode: Written examination
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Course Title:高级新闻采访写作
Course Title: Advanced News Gathering and Writing
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of overseas-Chinese teaching major, junior
Course Description:
The course is designated to teach students some basic principles, methods, requirements as well as basic skills about news gathering and writing so that they can grasp the major points related to news stylistics and news writing. Students are expected to apply what they have learnt in class to practical writing. The course mainly covers news writing, special reports, feature articles, in-depth reports, etc.
Textbooks: Liu, Minghua, Xu Hong and Zhang Zheng (eds). 2002. A Course Book in News Writing. Beijing: People’s University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits.
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title:新闻评论
Course Title: Journalism Commentary
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese language and literature major, senior
Course Description:
The course is designated to teach the basics in journalism commentary so that the students can be able to analyze journalistic works and write journalistic articles. Classroom teaching involves the basic concepts of journalism commentary, including its definition, features, functions, origins, etc. The course also attempts to cover the writing techniques of journalism commentary, such as the choice of subject, title, structure, modes of argument, and diction. In light of this, the course extends its scope to the comparison between journalism commentaries of different styles and mass media.
Textbooks: Qin, Gui & Hu Wen (eds). 2006. A Course Book in Journalism Commentary. Beijing: People’s University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits.
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title:广告学概论
Course Title: Introduction to Advertising Studies
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese language and literature major, senior
Course Description:
The course is designated to teach students the basic principles of advertising studies so that they are able to grasp the process of advertising activities and possess the capacity of advertising design and writing. Classroom teaching involves introducing the basic principles and knowledge of advertising studies, including a brief review of advertising, its definition, requirements and psychological research, design and pattern, media institutions and writing techniques, as well as international advertising and advertising laws, with the focus on advertising design and writing.
Textbooks: Ni Ning. 2004. A Course Book in Advertising Studies. Beijing: People’s University Press, 2004.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits.
Test Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 传播学概论
Course Title: An Outline of Communication Studies
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese language and literature major, junior
Course Description:
The course is designated to teach students some basic points about communication studies, its origin, development, and future prospects so that students are expected to have a general knowledge of the major figures of communication studies and their respective ideas and concepts. Students are required to apply communication theories to specific cases, in which way they will be able to grasp the methodology of communication studies and obtain the independent research capacity. The course is theory-oriented.
Textbooks: Chen Lidan & Yan Yimo. 2007. An Outline of Communication Studies. Beijing: People’s University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits.
Test Mode: Term paper
 
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Course Title: 新闻编辑
Course Title: News Editing
Course Code:
Category: Optional course
Students: Undergraduate students of Chinese language and literature major, senior
Course Description:
The course is designated to teach students some basic principles about news editing. The students are expected to develop some practical abilities, such as choosing some specific news for editing, analyzing the environment for news broadcasting, searching for facts, arranging materials, and learning to ensure the safety of news broadcasting.
Textbooks: Wu Fei. 2005. A Course of News Editing. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 48 hours in total, 3 credits.
Test Mode: Written examination
 
 
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