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1. Course Title: 综合德语(1-2)
2. Course Title: German: Comprehensive Reading (1-2)
3. Course Code: 1213353,1203363
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, freshmen
6. Course Description:
This course aims at ushering the students into a new language in an efficient way. Emphasis will be attached to the correct pronunciation and a solid basis in vocabulary and grammar. This course provides the students with instructions in German listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating. It also gives them background information about the German nation. The texts are closely related to the students’ daily life on campus, with new words and complex grammatical structures carefully knit into them. Besides classroom instruction, this course also employs such methods as dialogues and oral reports so as to produce capable and confident public speakers in German. Since there are no separate courses of listening at this phase, listening exercises are also provided in this course.
7. Textbooks:
Liang Min & Nie Lixi (eds.). 2008. Contemporary College German (Book 1 and 2). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 14 hours per week, 504 hours in total, 28 credits.
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 德语口语(1-2)
2. Course Title: Spoken German (1-2)
3. Course Code: 1213123,1213133
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, freshmen
6. Course Description:
This course is intended to cultivate the students’ ability to communicate correctly and appropriately and deepen their understanding of the politics, economics, and culture of the German speaking countries. The students will learn how to speak properly in such situations as visiting a friend, asking for directions, shopping, making a phone call, making an appointment, and lodging at a hotel. Also the students are to learn how to make a continuous speech on a familiar topic. The students are encouraged to play an active role in the classroom activities, including pattern drills, dialogues, and discussions.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 68 hours in total, 4 credits.
9. Test Mode: Oral examination
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1. Course Title: 综合德语(3-4)
2. Course Title: German: Comprehensive Reading
3. Course Code: 1213403,1213413
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, sophomores
6. Course Description:
This course helps the students to obtain a better knowledge of German language based on what they have learned in the freshman year. The students are supposed to acquire a correct pronunciation, an enlarged vocabulary and a solid foundation of the German grammar. They are supposed to improve their ability to communicate both in oral and in written form so as to get prepared for the third and fourth year of study in this major. The choice of topics, determination of teaching objectives, and sequencing of new words are made by taking into consideration the national conditions, cultural characteristics, and the social, economic and political reality of the German speaking countries so that the cross-cultural communication ability is cultivated.
7. Textbooks
Liang Min & Nie Lixi (eds.). 2009. Contemporary College German (Book 3 and 4). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 10 hours per week, 360 hours in total, 20 credits.
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 德语听力(3-4)
2. Course Title: German listening (3-4)
3. Course Code: 1213083,1213093
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, sophomores
6. Course Description:
This course helps the students to lay a sound foundation of German listening for cultivating comprehensive communicative ability, including the ability to understand the main idea, to understand explicit or implicit conceptual meanings, to make judgments, inferences, and deductions, and the ability to understand the speaker’s intentions, viewpoints, and attitudes.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits.
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title:德语阅读 (3-4)
2. Course Title: Extensive Reading
3. Course Code:1213303213313
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
By reading articles from newspapers and periodicals as well as resources relevant to the topics in Modern College German, this course aims to improve the students’ reading speed and comprehension, broaden their knowledge and skills, cultivate the right reading habits, make them grasp the methods of skimming, scanning, common reading and learning-oriented reading, consolidate their basic knowledge, enlarge their vocabulary, and widen their scope of knowledge. This course also intends to help the students absorb the social and cultural knowledge of Germany, and get to know the textual structure and language characteristics of German.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 德语口语与写作(3-4
2. Course Title: Spoken German and Writing
3. Course Code: 12131431213373
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
On the one hand, this course cultivates the students’ conversational and communicative ability, enables them to form good habits of oral expression, and enhances their understanding and knowledge of German politics, economy and culture. On the other hand, this course pays attention to improving the students’ ability to write on selected topics related to politics, economy, culture and daily life.
7. Textbooks:Handouts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title:德语国家概况(5-6
2. Course Title:Background to German-speaking Countries
3. Course Code:12134331213443
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior
6. Course Description:
The students are supposed to know comprehensively the geographical, historical, political and social situation of Germany, know about the latest development trend of Germany, and cultivate the ability of cross-cultural communication.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Witten examination
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1. Course Title:德语文学导论(5-6
2. Course Title: Introduction to German Literature
3. Course Code:12131931213203
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course enables the students to know the development of German literary history. It also cultivates the students’ ability to read, appreciate, understand and analyze German literary works, and makes them grasp the basic methods of literary criticism and be well-cultured in literature. Through reading and analyzing famous works by famous writers, this course aims to improve the students’ sensitivity of German language, enhance their basic skills of language, widen their horizon.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination or term paper
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1. Course Title:德语高级听力(5-6
2. Course Title: Advanced Listening
3. Course Code:12134431213453
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course is to focus on listening and understanding passages in political, economic and social fields. It aims at training the students’ listening ability by listening to reports, discussions, interviews, commentary and speeches in German, enlarging their vocabulary, and broadening their knowledge of German politics, economy, culture and society. It requires the students’ to grasp the listening skills, to focus their attention while listening, and to basically restore the original listening texts by taking notes.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
Yao, Xiaozhou. 2008. Deutsch Aktuell. Beijing: Beijing Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title:外报外刊选读
2. Course Title: Newspaper and Magazine Reading
3. Course Code:1213463
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course pays equal attention to both theory and practice, and emphasizes broad knowledge and a large vocabulary. It helps the students to know the major German newspapers and periodicals, to grasp systematically different types of German news and their writing characteristics, the features of news words. The topics involve the national conditions and current affairs of both China and Germany, including politics, economy, culture, science and technology, society, sports, media cultures, special interviews and so on.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
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:翻译理论与实践(5-6
2. Course Title: Translation Theory and Practice
3. Course Code:12132331213243
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior
6. Course Description:
Translation is an important skill in foreign language learning. This course reviews the important translation theories home and abroad, enables the students to know the differences and similarities between Chinese and German styles by comparative reading, improves the students’ reading ability and expressing ability by translation practice and discussion, helps them to grasp basic translation skills, and cultivates their ability of C-G and G-C translation and ability of cross-cultural communication.
7. Textbooks: Handouts
Gui, Qianyuan. 2004. Introduction to German-Chinese Translation. Shanghai: Tongji University Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1.Course Title: 科学工作方法
2.Course Title: Working Techniques for Humanists
3.Course Code: 1213473
4.Category: Compulsory course
5.Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior
6.Course Description:
This course intends to provide an academic framework for senior students and to lay a foundation for the preparation of the BA thesis. This course aims at enabling the students to have a good command of the working techniques: note taking, preparing and making oral reports, and writing and revising research papers. Classroom training will be offered to improve the comprehension and command of note taking skills. The forms and characteristics of German oral reports will be presented to the students who will also be taught how to choose the appropriate topics, to collect and use materials, to outline, to add supplementary information and to make use of auxiliary instruments. The students will also be taught how to adopt suitable research methods, to outline, to quote and to use related materials for their research papers. The students will be requested to write cooperatively a course paper.
7.Textbooks: Handouts
8.Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits.
9.Test Mode: Term paper
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1.Course Title: 高级写作(5-7)
2.Course Title: Advanced Writing
3.Course Code: 1213173,1213183,1213263
4.Category: Compulsory course
5.Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior, and senior
6.Course Description:
This course aims at developing students' writing abilities and, especially, the abilities to cope with various styles of writing so that they can write in German about specified topics according to the requirements in terms of content, language and form. The ultimate goal is that the students can produce essays that are appropriate in content, clear in reasoning and accurate in language. The students will be taught to write with appropriate styles and rhetorical devices and strategies. The writing tasks will include the production of abstracts, instructional notes, graphic representations, written and oral reports, short articles and a BA thesis.
7.Textbooks: Handouts
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: 时事专题讨论(6-7)
2.Course Title: Current Topics Debate
3.Course Code: 1213323,1213333
4.Category: Compulsory course
5.Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior and senior
6.Course Description:
This course aims at developing further the students' reading and speaking skills, to enable them to acquire an understanding of the hot and conspicuous issues of the world and the world political, economic and cultural affairs, to express their ideas about the themes specified, and to cultivate their abilities to analyze and solve problems. The classroom activities will focus on the hot and focal affairs happening in China, Germany and other parts of the world of politics, economics, history, culture, environment protection, population, etc.
7.Textbooks: Handouts
8.Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits.
9.Test Mode: Written examination
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1.Course Title: 德语口译(6-8)
2.Course Title: Interpreting class
3.Course Code: 1213213,1213223,1213253
4.Category: Compulsory course
5.Students: Undergraduates of German major, junior and senior
6.Course Description:
This course intends to introduce the students to the principles and methods in interpretation, and to raise the students' sensitivity to interpretation. This course aims at developing the students' abilities to understand oral texts and to express themselves bilingually through interpretation practice. Note-taking techniques will be presented, emphasizing the combination of note-taking and memorization, and urging the students to learn how to concentrate so that they can interpret utterances and whole texts. The students will be trained to develop their strategic competence so as to possess the fundamental qualifications of interpreters. Classroom activities will be directed to the various topics frequently encountered in interpretation, such as tourism, culture, history, economic development, business talks, and speeches in conferences. Drills will be systematically organized according to their nature and levels of difficulty. Unidirectional activities will be combined with bidirectional activities.
7.Textbooks: Handouts
8.Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 90 hours in total, 5 credits.
9.Test Mode: aural examination
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1.Course Title: 语言学导论
2.Course Title: Introduction to Linguistics
3.Course Code: 1213483
4.Category: Compulsory course
5.Students: Undergraduates of German major, senior
6.Course Description:
This course will introduce the students to the nature of language, the status of language as a semiotic system and the relation between language and culture. This course will also present the fundamental concepts and terms in linguistics and the representative methods used in the analysis of linguistic structures so as to enable the students to conduct research work on language. This course will also introduce the students to the major branches, schools or theories, and central research areas in linguistics.
7.Textbooks: Handouts
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: 文学流派研读(7-8)
2.Course Title: The Research and Reading of Literature Styles
3.Course Code: 1213493,1213503
4.Category: Compulsory course
5.Students: Undergraduates of German major, senior
6.Course Description:
The reading and analysis of literary texts in this course will enable the students to familiarize themselves with the fundamental features of various literary styles and the approaches and methods in their analysis. In this course the reading methods and manners of Chinese and German readers will be compared and the relations between sociocultural factors and reading investigated. The instructors and the students will read, discuss and analyse together the medium-sized and long classical literary works, and look into their features. This course will also introduce the students to the present day theories of literature. The students will be requested to read and discuss literary works, and produce book reports and articles.
7.Textbooks: Handouts
8.Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 54 hours in total, 3 credits.
9.Test Mode: Written examination or term paper
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1.Course Title: 经济德语(7-8)
2.Course Title: Business German
3.Course Code: 1213273,1213283
4.Category: Compulsory course
5.Students: Undergraduates of English major, senior
6.Course Description:
This course aims at both developing the students' basic language skills and introducing them to the commercial knowledge, including the way in which business is conducted and the national features of commerce and trade in Germany so that they know the differences between Germany and China in business due to different historical and cultural backgrounds. At the end of this course the students will possess communicative ability within commercial contexts and the basic skills business and trade require. This course will enable the students to learn commercial theories, and those specialized terms and expressions used in daily commercial activities so that they can read and comprehend articles in this field and produce business letters.
7.Textbooks:
Chen Jianping. 2000. Introduction to Market Economy in Germany. Beijing: University of International Business and Economics Press.
Other original German textbooks as the supplementary teaching materials
8.Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 54 hours in total, 3 credits.
9.Test Mode: Written examination
 
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