This course is designed for the graduate students who have learnt the Chinese phonological system, basic conversational topics, vocabulary and grammar. The main course objective for Chinese culture and society is to refine and further develop students’ abilities with spoken and written communication in Chinese, at same time, this course also expands what students know about Chinese culture and provides them with an introduction to modern Chinese society, and help them to have a better understanding of the relationship between China and Japan.
At the end of this course, students will have increased their knowledge about Chinese culture and society, develop students’ abilities with spoken and written communication in Chinese. This course also encourages learners to develop lifelong skills, including:the ability to use a foreign language as a means of practical communication, a positive attitude towards language learning, towards the speakers of other languages, and towards other cultures and civilizations
practical Chinese abilities Chinese Culture and Society relationship between China and Japan
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, the instructor will explain the essential points of the class, students are required to read the articles of Chinese and translate it into Japanese,. Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day., The instructor shows solutions to the exercise problems, and give students homework to write compositions, will check it every other week.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||The house of Professor Yang 1||Review of adverbs|
|Class 2||The house of Professor Yang 2||Review of complex sentences 1|
|Class 3||The custom about gift 1||Review of conjunctions|
|Class 4||The custom about gift 2||The subjunctive mood|
|Class 5||The traffic of Beijing 1||Expression of prohibition|
|Class 6||The traffic of Beijing 2||Review of interrogative words|
|Class 7||The interesting numbers 1 Final exam||Review of complex sentences|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Text book specified by the instructor
Students must have completed basic Chinese courses.