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1. Course Title英语精读(一) (二)
2. Course TitleIntensive Reading(Ⅰ) (Ⅱ)
3. Course Code:1103013,1103023
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to help students to systematically develop linguistic knowledge and use it in both speaking and writing, including pronunciation and intonation, grammar, sentence patterns and usages of commonly used verbs, to be able to comprehend and analyze sentence structures and texts of different contents and styles, to gain socio-cultural knowledge about English-speaking countries and peoples and to develop communication strategies for interpersonal and intercultural communication, as well as learning strategies for gaining information and conducting self-study,all of which will contribute to the improvement of their comprehensive quality during the process of language acquisition as well as their ability to express their thoughts in English. Teaching Approaches: Class teaching will be the center, with other supplementary teaching approaches adopted simultaneously, such as class discussion, duty report, multi-media teaching, etc.
7. Textbooks:
He, Zhaoxiong. 2004. An Integrated English Course (Book 1, 2). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 6 hours per week, 204 hours in total, 12 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 泛读(一) (二)
2. Course Title: Extensive Reading(Ⅰ)(Ⅱ)
3. Course Code: 1103053,1103063
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate students of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
The essential aims of this course are to: enlarge student’s schemata about various topics and things, improve students reading efficiency, enable the students to apply various reading skills flexibly, enrich the students’ language knowledge, develop the students’ ability of analytical thinking.
7. Textbooks:
Liu, Naiyin. 2006. Extensive Reading (2nd ed.) (Book 1, 2). Beijing: Higher Education 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: 英语听力(一)(二)
2. Course TitleListening(Ⅰ)(Ⅱ)
3. Course Code11033631103373
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
This course aims to develop the first-year students’ basic ability for listening comprehension. It demonstrates a variety of subjects, involving politics, economy, education, public hygiene, transportation, and science and technology, which are mostly presented in the form of reports, dialogues and short passages. Each subject is followed by different type of questions, such as dictation, blank filling, multiple-choice questions, question answering, etc. These materials are to build up an elementary series of vocabularies and phrases used in daily life and to highlight the characteristic features of background knowledge of the English-speaking countries. In addition, the course also provides some VOA and BBC radio programs of different context so that the students may have a direct contact with the most standard pronunciation and intonation of the native speakers. The main purpose of this course is to help students overcome listening difficulties and develop and improve students’ listening comprehension. What’s more, focus of training is put on the ability to grasp main ideas or plots and the ability to make analysis and inference from the materials heard.
7. Textbooks
Zhang, Minlun et al (ed.). 2001. Step by Step2000 (Book 1, 2). Shanghai: Huadong Normal University Press.
He, Qixin et al (ed.). 2002. Listen to This: I-II. Beijing: Foreign Language and Research Press.
Supplementary references:
China Daily, College English, English Studies, The 21st Century
VOA Special English and programs by China Radio International
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode:Writtenexamination
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1. Course Title: 口语(一)(二)
2. Course Title: Oral English(Ⅰ)(Ⅱ)
3. Course Code: 1103153,1103163
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to develop the students’ command of oral communication in English, primarily, through the use of communicative activities such as information gap activities, simulations, role plays, discussions and problem solving activities. Whilst dealing with a variety of topics which are relevant to students’ everyday lives, it builds on their existing foundation of grammar and vocabulary. It also emphasizes and practices the importance of clear pronunciation.
7. Textbooks:
Yao, Baohui. 2006. Challenge to Speak (Book 1, 2) (2nd ed.). Beijing: Higher Education Press.
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: 英语语法
2. Course Title: English Grammar
3. Course Code: 1103473
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
English Grammar for English majors should not simply repeat what has been taught in the middle school and high school. Nor should it simply offer a detailed program than before. One of its objectives is to let the students have a deeper understanding of English grammar so that they can understand the nature of the English language. This will help them to master the language and provide with them a sound foundation for their possible future language research work.
7. Textbooks:
Zhang, Zhenbang. 2003. A New English Grammar Coursebook (4th edition). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Languages Education Press.
Quirk, R. et al. 1985.A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman Group.
Langacker, Ronald W. 1987/1991. Foundations of Cognitive Grammar (Vol.1&2). Stanford: Stanford 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: 英语国家概况
2. Course Title: Background to English-Speaking Countries
3. Course Code: 1103443,1103453
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to introduce the English majors to some of the history, culture, and customs of Great Britain, Australia/New Zealand, the U.S., and Canada. PowerPoint slides and British & American films are also used. The course gives students a better understanding of the use of the English language worldwide.
7. Textbooks:
Zhu, Yongtao. 1998. The Society and Culture of Major English-Speaking CountriesAn Introduction. Higher Education Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 68 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 视听说
2. Course Title: Audio-Visual English
3. Course Code: 1103385
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
This course is to reinforce and expand Listening for the 1st-year English majors and Background to English-speaking Countries. It aims to introduce students to the skills of comprehension involved in the appreciation of English movies and foster their ability to make a critical analysis of them through the medium of video. It also provides a vivid presentation of typical customs and festivals of English-speaking countries.
7. Textbooks:
Zhu, Weifang. 2000. A Course of English Movies. Foreign Language Teaching and Research 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: 跨文化交际
2. Course Title: Cross-Cultural Communication
3. Course Code: 1103425
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, freshman
6. Course Description:
This half-year optional course is intended to inform the students of the influence of culture upon communications, help the students master the knowledge and skills required for effective intercultural communication and empathize with people from other cultures.
7. Textbooks:
Davis, Linell. 1999. Doing Culture: Cross-Cultural Communication in Action. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
Samovar, L.A., Porter, R.E. & Stefani, L.A. 2000.Communication between Cultures. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research 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: 古代汉语史
2. Course Title: Ancient Chinese Literary History
3. Course Code: --
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of Chinese Studies major, freshman
6. Course Description:
A study of the literary history of ancient China (from pre-Qin to modern times). Teaching content covers the evolution of ancient Chinese literary thoughts, the analysis of the representative works by those prominent writers, the significance and aesthetic values of these ancient Chinese literary works. Emphasis on enhancing appreciation capabilities and literary cultivation, and deepening the understanding of ancient Chinese culture. 
7. Textbooks:
Zhu Dongrun. 1980. Selected Works of Chinese Literature across Dynasties. Shanghai: 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英语精读(三)(四)
2. Course TitleIntensive Reading(Ⅲ)(Ⅳ)
3. Course code1103033,1103043
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course aims at cultivating the students’ comprehensive ability to use the English language, so that they can further improve their skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating and thus meet the requirements of Level 4 for English majors at the end of the fourth semester. Compared with the intensive reading for the first-year students, this course attaches more importance to reading and writing skills and focuses on the discourse properties, writing techniques and rhetorical features of texts. This course continues to stress the balance between language correctness and fluency. A large number of exercises about communicative skills are provided besides those on basic language skills.
7. Textbooks:     
He, Zhaoxiong. 2004. An Integrated English Course (Book 3, 4). Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
Teaching Method: Class instruction
8. Credit and Hours: 6 hours per week, 216 hours in total, 12 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 泛读(三)(四)
2. Course Title:        Extensive Reading(Ⅲ)(Ⅳ)
3. Course Code:       1103073, 1103083
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
The course focuses on extensive reading as a receptive communication skill, and aims to broaden students' ability to extract information, deduce meaning, appreciate evidence of expertise and recognize cultural nuances across a range subjects. The material used will vary in style and will include not only passages from the textbook, but also daily newspapers, leading magazines, learned journals, and business reports, poetry, drama and prose both fiction and non-fiction prose. The subject range will not be artificially limited.
7. Textbook:
Liu, Naiyin (ed.). 2006. Extensive Reading (2nd ed.) (Book 3, 4). Beijing: Higher Education 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: 听力(三)(四)
2. Course title: Listening(Ⅲ)(Ⅳ)
3. Course code: 1103383, 1103393
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course aims to facilitate students for the necessary depth and breadth of aural English to understand news events as well as to grasp different speech functions occurred in daily life. The course demonstrates a variety of news reports, involving space and aeronautics industry, international relations, economy, environment, health and medicine, science and technology, electronic communication, transportation as well as some humanitarian aspects such as worldwide tourism and architecture. It builds up a functional net of vocabularies and phrases used in various fields, as well; it highlights the characteristic features of aural news items in tone, rhythm and speed. Besides that, this course also presents natural speed conversations and recordings of radio or TV programs extracted from ABC, BBC, VOA, CNN, CCTV and so on, which exemplifies many genres concerning with interpersonal communications based on different context, eg, discussion, argument, complaint, meeting, etc.
7. Textbooks:
Zhang, Minlun (ed.). 2002. Step by Step 2000. Shanghai: Huadong Normal University Press.
He, Qixin, Jin Limin et al. (eds.). 2002. Listen to This: 2. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
Other reference Newspapers and Magazines:
Newsweek, China Daily, Beijing Today, 21st Century, National Geographic, Scientific American, Discovery, Xinhua Wenzhai, Cankao Xiaoxi, Global Times, and Latest radio or TV news report.
8. Credit and Hours: 4 hours per week, 144 hours in total, 8 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 写作(一)(二)
2. Course Title: Writing(Ⅰ)(Ⅱ)
3. Course Code: 1103133, 1103143
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
The main aim of this course is to provide students with a systematic approach to planning and writing a composition. Step by step, it deals with punctuation, the sentence, the paragraph and finally the full composition. It discusses differences in diction, especially the differences between formal and informal writing; it also deals with practical writing and how to write a summary, book report and research paper.
7. Textbook:
Zou, Shen. 2006. Successful Writing (Book 2). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Education 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: 演讲与辩论
2. Course Title: Speech and Debate
3. Course Code: 1103483, 1103493
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to explain to students what a speech or a debate is and provides information on how to make an effective speech or a debate. The topics covered include how to do research for a speech and a debate, what constitutes good evidence in a speech or a debate, common logical errors made in speeches and debating, speech –making and debate etiquette, effective speaking styles in speeches and debating, and the importance of correct body language during a speech or a debate. Students will deliver open speeches and debate with each other during the class and their performance will be critiqued by their classmates and the teacher.
7. Textbook: Teacher’s Handouts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: Oral examination
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1. Course title: 文体学
2. Course title: Stylistics
3. Course code: 1103025
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This half-year selective course is intended to inform the students of the basic concepts in stylistics and show them the mechanics of graphological, phonological, lexical and syntactic devices in English to create stylistic effects. The course will also brief the students on the stylistic features of English fiction and major functional varieties (news reporting, press advertisements, law and official documents, science and technology writing) of English.
7. Textbooks:
Thornborrow, J. & Wareing, S. 1998. Patterns in Language: Stylistics for Students of Language and Literature. London: Routledge.
Wright, L. & Hope, J. 1996. Stylistics: A Practical Coursebook. London: Routledge.
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词汇学
2. Course TitleLexicology
3. Course Code: 1103015
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to give a systematic description of English lexicology, offering students an insight into the origin and development of the English vocabulary. It deals with word-structure, word-formation and the meanings of modern English words and their changes in the course of historical development. It will discuss the problems of English varieties, especially the differences between American and British English; it also studies the use of English idioms and how to compile and choose English dictionaries.
7. Textbooks:
Wang, Rongpei & Lu Xiaojuan 2001. A Survey of English Lexicology. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
Lin, Chengzhang. 1997. An Introduction to English Lexicology (Revised Edition). Wuhan: Wuhan University Press.
Zhang, Yunfei. 1988.An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology. Beijing: Beijing                    Normal 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: 英语史
2. Course Title: A Brief History of English
3. Course Code: 1103075
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course aims to present the historical change of English, including the origin of English, the Indo-European languages, the main stages in the development of English (Old English, Middle English and Modern English), the influence of other languages on English, English dialects, American English, the present English and the future English. This course not only informs the students of the internal change of English as a language, but also enriches them with the relevant historical and cultural events. In addition, the change of English is not studied here merely as an individual case. It is presented as a sample of the common features of the language change from a linguistic perspective. Along with all these contents, methods of the preliminary preparation for an academic research are introduced in this course. 
7. Textbooks:
Baugh & Cable. 1993. A History of the English Language. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Barber, C. 1993. The English Language: A Historical Introduction (2nd ed). Cambridge: CUP.
Li, Funing. 1991. A History of English. Beijing: The Commercial 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: 英美报刊阅读
2. Course Title: English Newspaper Reading
3. Course Code: 1103395
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
   This course is aimed at helping the students in English major understand the fundamental issues on journalism, as well as on the techniques of reading the English newspapers. The emphasis is particularly given to the following eight aspects, which include international events, American and British domestic news, feature news, commentaries, business and financial news, sports news, science news and entertainment news.
7. Textbooks:
Wu, Qianlong. 2001. Reading from English Newspapers and Magazines. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Languages 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: 英美小说选读
2. Course Title: Selected Readings in British and American Fiction
3. Course Code: 1103405
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to teach students how to understand and appreciate British and American fiction by equipping them with necessary knowledge about the basic elements in fiction (such as plot, character, point of view, setting, theme, style and symbol )through analyzing and reading British and American fiction.
7. Textbooks:
Brooks, Cleanth. & Robert Penn Warren, eds. 2004. Understanding Fiction. 3rd ed. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
Kennedy, X. J. & Dana Gioia, eds. 2002. An Introduction to Fiction. 8th ed. New York: Longman.
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: 话语分析
2. Course Title: Discourse Analysis
3. Course Code: 1103495
4. Category: Optional Course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course aims to introduce the theoretical approaches of various discourses and their investigation. On analysis of various styles of   discourses, the learners understand the language functions as well as the processing and code-switching of the language in the specific context. It is hoped that the learners will be able to get the most effect of communication by using appropriate discourse. 
7. Textbooks:
Coulthard, M. 1985. An Introduction to Discourse Analysis (new edition.). London: Longman.
Harris, Z. 1952. Discourse Analysis. Language, 28: 1-30.
Halliday, M. A. K.1985. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Edward Arnold.
Hu, Zhuangling, 1988. Yuyongxue Jiaocheng. Beijing: Peking University Press.
Haung, Guowen, 1997. Yupian Fenxi Gaiyao. Changsha: Hunan 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: 语义学基础
2. Course Title: Introduction to Semantics
3. Course code: 1103435
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course aims, on the one hand, to let the students understand the fundamental issues in the study of semantics and on the other hand, to help them grasp the way of how to independently deal with simple semantic data by adopting the relevant methodology learnt in class.
7. Textbooks:
Saeed, J. 1997. Semantics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Supplementary materials:
Kearns, K. 2000. Semantics. New York: St. Martin’s Press/Palgrave.
Loebner, S. 2002.Understanding Semantics. London: Arnold & New York: Oxford University Press.
Lyons, J. 1995. Linguistic Semantics: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge 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: 英美诗歌选读
2. Course Title: Selected Readings in British and American Poetry
3. Course Code: 1103445
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to help students to systematically develop poetic knowledge, such as meter, feet, rhyme, rhyming scheme, forms of poetry. The students are encouraged to create poetry of their own. Teaching Approaches: Class teaching with students’ participation in discussion, comments on poems and poetry reading in class. Extra curriculum activities will be held to enhance students’ interest in poetry.
7. Textbooks:
Textbook compiled by Ning Yizhong (as 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: 中国现当代文学史
2. Course Title: A History of Modern and contemporary Chinese Literature
3. Course Code: --
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students 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: 高级英语阅读
2. Course Title: Advanced College Reading
3. Course Code: 1103213, 1103223
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:  
This is a high-leveled and highly demanding integrated English course aimed at enhancing students’ over-all English abilities and skills to a much advanced level. Texts that students are to learn, under the teaching and guidance of teachers, are all rigorously selected English original articles of excellence both in terms of language and literary value. Articles are varied in subject matter and mode of discourse. Trained to read, understand and appreciate those articles, along with class discussion, doing homework and exercises, students are bound to enhance their various aspects of English command, and their language knowledge will grow hand in hand with their culture knowledge.
7. Textbooks:
The main textbooks:
Li, Yanshu (ed.). 2000. Advanced College Reading (Book 1, 2) (revised edition). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press.
The supplementary material:
Li, Guanyi (ed.). 2004. A New English Reading (Book 5, 6). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Teaching Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 4 hours per week, 144 hours in total, 8 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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1. Course Title: 英汉翻译
2. Course Title: English-Chinese Translation
3. Course Code: 1103313, 1103323
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course sets as its starting point the contrastive study of English and Chinese languages and cultures and aims at developing students’ translation ability. The first semester is devoted to the basics of translation which covers the nature of translation, translation principles, a very brief introduction to E-C translation history and those frequently used translation techniques. The second semester will be focused on translating different styles, such as practical materials, journalism, advertising, public documents and EST.
7. Textbooks:
Zhao, G.uihua. 2003. English-Chinese Translation Studies. Harbin: Harbin Institute of Technology Press.
Chen, Xin. 1999. A Guide to English-Chinese Translation of Stylistic Varieties. Beijing: Beijing 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: 高级写作
2. Course title: Advanced Writing
3. Course code: 1103233
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
The goal of this course is to refine the student’s command of written English. It builds on what has been learned in previous years about the structure of an essay and gives the student opportunity to fine-tune his/her skills. The focus is on different styles of writing such as exposition, description, comparison/contrast, definition, narration, etc. Through examining the writing techniques of various native writers, the student will attempt to adopt these skills into his/her own writing. The finer details of writing will be practiced, such as how to vary sentence structure, how to use parallel structure effectively and how to use appropriate vocabulary, just to name a few, to make one’s writing more precise and interesting. The second semester focuses on the writing of research papers.
7. Textbooks:
Wang, Zhenchang et al. 1996. Advanced English Writing Course. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
Liu, Jianbo (ed.). 2004. Writing English Research Papers. Higher Education 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: 英美文学史
2. Course Title: A History of English and American Literature
3. Course Code: 1103253, 1103263
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to trace the history of English and American literature and contextualize students’ readings of English and American literary works by seeking to understand them in their complex relation to the political, economic, social and philosophical realities of their moments of historical origin and subsequent reception. The course is meant to be accompanied by the close reading of literary works focused upon in the Readings of British Literature course.
7. Textbooks:
Chen, Jia and Song Wenlin. 1996. A College History of English Literature (Vol. 1&2). The Commercial Press.
Chang, Yaoxin. 2003. A Survey of American Literature (2nd ed.). Nankai 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: 语言学导论
2. Course Title: An Introduction to Linguistics
3. Course code: 1103273, 1103283
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course aims to introduce students to fundamental theories, concepts and methods in linguistics. The pedagogical activities center on phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, the relationships of linguistics to culture, society, and literature.
7. Textbooks:
Hu, Zhuanglin (ed.). 2006. Linguistics: A Course Book (3rd ed.). Beijing: Peking University Press.
Reference book:
Robins, R. H. 1989. General Linguistics: An Introductory Survey. London: Routledge.
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: 口译
2. Course Title: Interpretation
3. Course Code: 1103293, 1103303
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
This is a very practical, target-oriented course aimed at training students’ ability to translate orally from native language to target language and vice versa. The course has a many-folded objective: to enhance students’ skill of manipulating the two languages fluently, to enlarge students’ vocabulary, esp. concerning the vocabulary in specific areas, to enrich students’ world knowledge, to improve students’ listening comprehension and spoken English, etc. A solid command of both languages is a prerequisite for taking this course. Either in interpretation from Chinese to English or vice versa, consecutive interpretation is the major method of teaching and learning while incorporating necessary amount of simultaneous interpretation training.
7. Textbooks:
From Chinese to English:
Wu, Bing. 2004. ContemporaryOral Interpretation-- A Course Book. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing House.                     
Additionally related and more up-to-date materials chosen by the responsible teacher.
From English to Chinese:
A wide selection and collection of audio-visual English materials by the teachers, authentic and suitable for the purpose.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: Oral examination
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1. Course Title: 英美文学选读
2. Course Title: Selected Readings in British and American Literature
3. Course Code: 1103095,1103265
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to teach students how to approach the task of understanding the English literary language of British literary works, through detailed readings of important British literary works (excerpted and entire) dating from the 10th to the 20th centuries. The teaching approach seeks to focus on these works as literary works, as well as examples of essays in written English whose study is of pedagogic value to English language students.
7. Textbooks:
Luo, Jingguo. 2005. A New Anthology of English Literature (Vol. 1&2). Peking University Press.
Tao, Jie. 2006. Selected Readings in American Literature. Higher Education 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: 英汉翻译策略对比
2. Course Title: A Contrastive Analysis of Translation Strategies
3. Course Code: 1103485
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
Solid linguistic knowledge is the indispensable and even the most fundamental basis of translation. Based upon the comprehensive and systematic analysis of relation between Chinese and English, the course intends to sharpen the students’ awareness of the feasibility of translation strategies (C-E and E-C), for the ultimate purpose of increasing the students’ translation quality. What’s more, it is hoped that a profound understanding of the difference between the two languages and their transformation will also constitute a desirable starting point for academic research.
7. Textbooks:
李运兴,《英汉语篇翻译》,北京:清华大学出版社,1998。
连淑能,《英汉对比研究》,北京:高等教育出版社,1993。
刘宓庆,《新编汉英对比与翻译》,北京:中国对外翻译出版公司,2006。
潘文国,《汉英语对比纲要》,北京:北京语言文化大学出版社,1997。
邵志洪,《英汉语研究与对比》,上海:华东理工大学出版社,1997。
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科技英语
2. Course TitleEnglish for Science and Technology
3. Course Code1103155
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to help students to improve their English language proficiency levels of all rounds, and reading and translation aspects, in particular; Through the grammar knowledge, the students will deepen their understandings to Scientific English; By doing a series of target exercises both in and after class, the students will enlarge their vocabulary and speed up their readings on Scientific English. 
The teaching materials consist of 12 units with 3 parts in each unit. It covers most common fields of science and technology: computering technology, multi-media, modern communication, genre science and so on. The first part of each unit includes intensive reading of the concerned content followed up with comprehensive exercises; the second part comprises of grammar knowledge with purpose of deepening their understandings to Scientific English; the third part fills with extensive readings aimed to enlarge their vocabulary and speed up their readings on Scientific English. 
Teaching Approaches: Class teaching will be the center, with other supplementary teaching approaches adopted simultaneously, such as in-class exercises, multi-media teaching, etc.
7. Textbooks:
Access to Scientific English, 2005 — 2006.
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: 文学翻译
2. Course Title: Literary Translation
3. Course Code: 1103275
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course aims to provide further opportunities for students to enhance their strategic awareness of translation as practice by means of comparing different versions by renowned translators. The course includes three modules covering English and Chinese poetry, prose and fiction, and drama, with emphasis on such topics as the translation of images in English and Chinese verse, comparative studies of rhythm and rhyme for English and Chinese poetry, linguistic differences between English and Chinese, and the translatability of irony, pun and other rhetorical devices. Classroom activities will be organized alternatively between lecture and group discussion, comparative analysis and translation practice and revision.
7. Textbooks:
刘士聪,《汉英·英汉美文:翻译与鉴赏》,南京:译林出版社,2002。
乔萍等,《散文佳作108篇:英汉·汉语对照》,南京:译林出版社,2002。
张培基,《英译中国现代散文选》,上海:上海外语教育出版社,1999。
李亚丹,《英译汉名篇赏析》,武汉:湖北教育出版社,2000。
沙博理等,《中国现代名家短篇小说选》,北京:外文出版社,2002。
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: 西方文学批评
2. Course Title: Western Literary Criticism
3. Course Code: 1103305
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
Western Literary Criticism is a course designed to meet the needs of junior students in the English Department. It aims at introducing some basic knowledge of western literary theories to the undergraduate students who have taken the courses of English and American literary history and some selected readings. It will train students not only to be able to read literary works, but also know how to understand and appreciate literature from different theoretical perspectives, and thus broaden their horizon in literary knowledge. It is the belief of the instructor that after taking this course students will be better acquainted with the understanding of social, cultural, political and historical dimensions of literature. Furthermore, their ability of critical thinking will also be enhanced. Teaching Approaches: Class teaching will be the center, with other supplementary teaching approaches adopted simultaneously, such as class discussion, students’ presentation and textual analysis done by individual students or teams.
7. Textbooks:
Charles E. Bressler. 2004. Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition, Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
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: 西方文化入门
2. Course Title: Introduction to Western Civilization
3. Course Code:1103055
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
In a chronological development, this course begins with Greek, Hebrew, and Roman cultures, continues with Jesus and the early Christian Church through the Medieval period, moves through the Reformation and Renaissance in European culture, continues then to expand to include both Europe and North America, and comes to the present with comparisons and contrasts between western European and North American culture. Various elements are included: art, architecture, history, literature, music, mythology, philosophy, politics, religion, etc.
7. Textbooks:
Wang, Zuoliang et al. (ed.). 2004. European Culture: An Introduction. Foreign Language Teaching and Research 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: 国际新闻导论
2. Course Title: An Introduction to International Journalism
3. Course Code: 1103285
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
The aim of this course is to offer an opportunity to students who are interested to engage in a career related to news reporting after graduation or who expect to improve their English level through reading and even writing news in English. By studying theories of journalism, styles of news writing and reporting, students may build a better understanding to international journalism, learn to appreciate good news reporting in international journalism and learn the basic techniques in English news writing and news editing and translation.
7. Textbooks:
Yao, Lijun. 2002. A comparison between Chinese Style and Western Style news writing. Beijing: China Broadcasting and Television Press.
Shen, Suru. 2004. Reporting on China for Abroad. Beijing: China Intercontinental Press.
Duan, Liancheng. 2004. How to Help Foreigners Know China. Beijing: China Intercontinental Press.
Guo, Ke. 2002. International Communication in China. Shanghai: Fudan 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: 国际贸易
2. Course Title: International Trade
3. Course code: --
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
From this course, the students will learn about the detailed procedures of a typical international trade transaction; the specific terms and conditions of import and export contract, its negotiation and execution; the precaution on contract breach and disputes/claims settlement; and the international usual customs and practices governing international trade, in order to do business with foreign trade partners professionally, effectively and successfully.
This course will be given with the aid of multi-media, and classroom teaching will be combined with case study and discussions
7. Textbooks:
Shuai Jianlin. 2007. International Trade Practice (3rd), (English version). University of International Business and Economics 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: 国际商业谈判
2. Course Title: International Business Negotiation
3. Course code: --
4. Category: Optional course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, junior
6. Course Description:
This course includes General Introduction, International Business Negotiations, Preparation for the Negotiation, the Procedures and Skills, How to Clear away the Obstacles in Negotiations, the Implementation of Agreement and Various Styles of Negotiators from Different Countries.
This course will be given with the aid of multi-media, and classroom teaching will be combined with case study and discussions. As an optional course, International Business Negotiation enlightens the students with the fundamental negotiation principles and skills, through the analysis and illustration of various case studies and help them to get a general understanding of international negotiations.
7. Textbooks:
Bai Yuan. 2002. International Business Negotiation (English Version). China Renmin 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: 汉英翻译
2. Course Title: Chinese-English Translation
3. Course Code: 1103333, 1103343
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduate Students of English major, senior
6. Course Description:
This course starts from the basic translation theories and techniques, covering the cultural and linguistic differences between the Chinese and English languages. By practicing and analyzing, it aims at developing students’ translation and appreciation ability. The first semester is devoted to those frequently used translation techniques. The second semester will be focused on translating different styles, such as literature, journalism, advertising and so on.
7. Textbooks:
Wang, Zhikui. (ed.). 1999. A Collegiate Course in Chinese-English Translation. Jinan: Shandong University Press.
Chen Hongwei (ed.). 1998. Essential Translation from Chinese into English. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
Supplementary materials:
English newspapers and magazines: China Daily, Beijing Review, Times
Classic Chinese works translated into English
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 56 hours in total, 3 credits
9. Test Mode: Written examination
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