The main goals of this course are to provide training in properly interpreting Chinese intentions and to prepare non-native learners to negotiate with professionals. The general format of this course is to investigate, digest, and respond to Chinese discourse on a series of "hot topics", topics that are currently debated by Chinese natives at various levels and are important to the understanding of the Chinese people and their culture.
Listening comprehension and structuring authoritative discourse. Students listen to spontaneous discussions of social issues, analyze the language and rhetoric, and structure their reactions for Chinese audiences. The purpose of this course is to become familiar with how Chinese establish authority in discussions and how different perspectives are constructed in various Chinese media.
- Tell It Like It Is, Jianqi Wang
Readings and practicums in the social environments of Chinese workplaces. The Chinese language students will be combined with a Chinese cohort studying the same topic in English. This course requires students to analyze and perform in informal and formal social interactions. The purpose of this course is to focus the learner on sources of domain-specific knowledge in China.
- Eat Shandong: From Personal Experience to a Pedagogy of a Second Culture, Eric Shepard
- Looking at Relationships from East to West (Chinese Language)
- Scenarios for Chinese Interacting with Americans
- Scenarios for Americans Interacting with Chinese
Introduction to each student's academic/professional discipline. Research and presentation in a specific academic discipline. Text: Chinese publications in specific domains, internet reporting on domain news, television reporting on domain topics. Activities include reading, discussion, and research reports. Purpose of this course is to focus domain knowledge on areas emphasized in the Chinese context.
History, structure, scripts, dialects, and Chinese language computing. Activities include reading, discussion, and presentation. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the Chinese overview of their language to prepare them to become apt self-managed learners of Chinese and capable of adapting to the variations of Mandarin encountered throughout China.
- Course Handout
Study and practice of using literary language in modern Chinese. Students will study spoken and written presentations to understand origins and use of literary language in persuasive or argumentative speech and writing. The purpose of this course is to prepare the students to participate in oral and written discourses containing literary references commonly recognized by Chinese.
- The Art of War
- Lun Yu
- Dao De Jing
Develope a proposal for a research project in a selected domain. Text: Chinese publications in a specific domain, internet reporting on domain news, television reporting on domain topics. Activities include reading, discussion, research, and written and oral presentation. The purpose of this course is to develope focus on domain knowledge that reflects the way that domain is approached in China.
Survey of Chinese civilization from ancient to modern times. This course familiarizes students with what most Chinese know about their civilization. Activities include reading, discussion, presentations and examinations.
- 15 Lectures on Chinese History
- Common Knowledge About Chinese History
- Common Knowledge About Chinese Geography
- Common Knowledge About Chinese Culture
Analyze and practice reaching agreements in professional cross-cultural contexts. Text: Negotiations in international commerce, videos of Chinese lectures and simulations. The purpose is to learn and experience Chinese perspectives on deal making.
- Business Negotiation - Theory, Skills and Cases
One-on-One Weakness Targeting
Gain experience within your domain while working on graduate level coursework at a Chinese university.
Examples of Past Schools Enrolled:
- Peking University
- Renmin University
- Xiamen University
- Zhongshan University
- Shanghai University
- Guizhou Normal University
Present and defend your thesis. Work on graduate level coursework at a Chinese university.
- Thesis Defense [pdf]
- Video Conference Request Form [pdf]
- Thesis Formatting Guidelines [pdf]
- Graduation Checklist [pdf]
- Master Student Graduation Procedures
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