Courses

Language
 
Chinese I 1010
3 Credits
Course detail

Basic knowledge and skills of Mandarin Chinese in oral communication, reading and writing.

 
 
Chinese II 1020
3 Credits
Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III 1030
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is an integrated course for the student abroad with the middle level of Chinese. Students improve their Chinese language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 
 
Chinese IV 1040
3 Credits
Course detail

Designed for students who are with intermediate Chinese level (including reading, writing, listening and speaking).

 
 
Chinese V 2010
3 Credits
Course detail

Students will be able to address practical topics more proficiently and skillfully

 
 
Chinese VI 2020
3 Credits
Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Chinese VII 2030
3 Credits
Course detail

In this course students will study the first five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Chinese VIII 2040
3 Credits
Course detail

In this course students will study the last five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Advanced Chinese Conversation I 2050
3 Credits
Course detail

Enables students to master advanced-level Chinese language structures, expressive styles, and conventions of communication used in formal situations and academic exchanges.

 
 
Advanced Chinese Conversation II 2060
3 Credits
Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Academic Writing Seminar 1050
3 Credits
Course detail

A semester-long course, this workshop's intention is to guide students in developing a portfolio of personal and academic writing. As part of the process, students will write, re-write, and discuss their works-in-progress continuously, and receive constructive feedback through group conferences overseen by the instructor. Students will undertake the reading and study of numerous texts, including various forms of non-fiction prose.

 
 
Humanities and Culture
 
Introduction to Chinese Medicine 1110
3 Credits
Course detail

Examine the concepts behind varying traditions of Chinese medicine and how this set of ideas and practices has been used to meet the ideological, political, as well as medical, needs of various groups.

 
 
Pre-Modern Chinese History 1120
3 Credits
Course detail

The traditional model of Chinese history demarks the past into dynasties and their cycles of emperors.

 
 
Modern Chinese Fiction 1130
3 Credits
Course detail

Introduces selected fictional works by some of the most insightful writers of modern China.

 
 
U.S. History 1150
3 Credits
Course detail

A survey of the political, social, economic, and intellectual developments that have shaped and influenced the growth of the United States from a colonial appendage to world power. The course seeks to provide a firm chronological foundation for the study of the American past but seeks to go beyond narrative and to provide analytical insights into the institutions, society, economy, and ideas upon which American civilization is founded. Consideration will be given to continuity, change, and conflict in American society.

 
 
Business and Economics
 
Doing Business in China 1210
1 Credit
Course detail

This is an introductory course about doing business in China through the perspective of the 36 stratagems.

 
 
Business Finance 1220
3 Credits
Course detail

Designed to give students a deeper understanding of the issues managers must consider when making financial decisions.

 
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1240
3 Credits
Course detail

The course covers the key phases of doing a startup: evaluating the idea, selecting co- founders, creating a pitch deck, pitching the company to investors, developing the minimum viable product (MVP), the business model and funding. Students will practice dealing with early stage issues that cause the failure of most startups including: deciding roles, alignment, splitting equity and company valuation.

 
 
China in the World Economy 2200
3 Credits
Course detail

Focus on China's economic relations with the rest of the world and examine China's trade and foreign investment during the reform era (1978-present).

 
 
International Business 2210
3 Credits
Course detail

This course aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of the strategic thinking and practices required to act internationally and to successfully conduct business with people, business and governments in other countries.

 
 
Social Sciences
 
Peoples of China 1300
3 Credits
Course detail

Introduces China's cultural diversity and unity as a whole.

 
 
Chinese Society and Religions 2310
3 Credits
Course detail

This course will explore the contemporary social situation of
China's major religions by reading texts, visiting places of worship and discussing issues with practitioners.

 
 
Fine and Performing Arts
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) 1400
3 Credits
Course detail

Compulsory Boxing Swordplay, Form and Will Boxing and Pricking Foot Boxing, 42-Form-Taichi Boxing, 32-Form-Taichi Sword Form, and much more!

 
 
Chinese Art and Culture 1410
3 Credits
Course detail

An examination of the cultural background and major visual art forms of China from prehistoric to early modern times.

 
 
Philosophy and Religious Studies
 
Traditional Chinese Philosophy 1500
3 Credits
Course detail

Investigate Chinese ancient philosophy in a way to let its own tendencies be sensed and appreciated.

 
 
Sacred Texts of China 1520
3 Credits
Course detail

This class is devoted to the purpose of providing a basis for a basic understanding of Chinese thought.

 
 
Introduction to Buddhism 2520
3 Credits
Course detail

Overview of basic Buddhist doctrine, a introduction of the history of its development in India, China and Tibet and a discussion of certain related religious topics, such as religious experience and asceticism.

 
 
Natural Science and Environment
 
Environment of China 1600
3 Credits
Course detail

This course provides a systematic introduction to major environmental issues in the context of recent social and economic development in China.

 
 
Fundamentals of Statistics 1610
3 Credits
Course detail

Students learn how statistics has helped to solve major problems in economics, education, genetics, medicine, physics, political science, and psychology.

 
 
Biochemistry I 2600
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is a two-semester introductory-level course in biochemistry. Topics in the first semester concentrate on protein structure and function, bioenergetics, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme reactions, intermediary metabolism, control of metabolic pathways, and photosynthesis.

 
 
Calculus I 1620
3 Credits
Course detail

Calculus I is a first course in the calculus of one variable intended for biology, computer science, economics, management, and premedical students. It is open to others who are qualified and desire a more rigorous mathematics course at the core level. Topics include a brief review of polynomials and trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, followed by discussions of limits, derivatives, and applications of differential calculus to real-world problem areas. The course concludes with an introduction to integration.

 
 
Independent and Experiential Learning
 
TBC Ricci Seminar 1900
1 Credit
Course detail

The Ricci Seminar is a one-credit, experience-based class required for all TBC students. In the intellectual tradition of Matteo Ricci, students are given the opportunity to integrate their prior learning with the new experiences of China through participation and reflection on the Silk Road or Yunnan excursion, community engagement, seminars, and service learning. This TBC signature course employs Ignatian pedagogical methods to integrate the academic, cultural, social, and spiritual dimensions of life as an international student in China.

 
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China 2900
3 Credits
Course detail

Obtain in-depth knowledge of working in China and of Chinese people by providing you an opportunity to learn from the real Chinese world through working and interacting with the people and organizations.

 
 
Language
 
Chinese I 1010
3 Credits
Course detail

Basic knowledge and skills of Mandarin Chinese in oral communication, reading and writing.

 
 
Chinese II 1020
3 Credits
Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III 1030
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is an integrated course for the student abroad with the middle level of Chinese. Students improve their Chinese language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 
 
Chinese IV 1040
3 Credits
Course detail

Designed for students who are with intermediate Chinese level (including reading, writing, listening and speaking).

 
 
Chinese V 2010
3 Credits
Course detail

Students will be able to address practical topics more proficiently and skillfully

 
 
Chinese VI 2020
3 Credits
Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Chinese VII 2030
3 Credits
Course detail

In this course students will study the first five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Chinese VIII 2040
3 Credits
Course detail

In this course students will study the last five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Advanced Chinese Conversation I 2050
3 Credits
Course detail

Enables students to master advanced-level Chinese language structures, expressive styles, and conventions of communication used in formal situations and academic exchanges.

 
 
Advanced Chinese Conversation II 2060
3 Credits
Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Public Speaking 1060
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is an introduction to the theory, composition, delivery, and criticism of speeches. Attention is devoted to the four key elements of the speech situation: message, speaker, audience, and occasion. The emphasis in the course is also given to different modes of speaking and a variety of speech types, such as persuasive, ceremonial, and expository addresses. This is a performance course.

 
 
Humanities and Culture
 
Introduction to Chinese Medicine 1110
3 Credits
Course detail

Examine the concepts behind varying traditions of Chinese medicine and how this set of ideas and practices has been used to meet the ideological, political, as well as medical, needs of various groups.

 
 
Social Sciences
 
Modern Chinese History 1121
3 Credits
Course detail

This course introduces students to what happened in China from 1840 to the 1990s. The aim is to learn how the Chinese Empire, with a bright and advanced civilization in ancient times, became a semi-colony of the western powers, and how the Chinese people pushed forward the modernization of China.

 
 
Peoples of China 1300
3 Credits
Course detail

Introduces China's cultural diversity and unity as a whole.

 
 
Chinese Society and Religions 2310
3 Credits
Course detail

This course will explore the contemporary social situation of
China's major religions by reading texts, visiting places of worship and discussing issues with practitioners.

 
 
Sino-U.S. Relations 2320
3 Credits
Course detail

The goal of this course is to help students obtain, in the context of dynamic history and complex realities of power and ideas, a better grasp of the China-U.S. relations, the most important bilateral relations to China at the present as well as in a large part of her modern history.

 
 
Introductory Psychology 1320
3 Credits
Course detail

An introduction to the science of human behavior examining such areas as child development, social psychology, personality, psychological disorders, neuroscience, sensation, perception, cognition and states of consciousness, and psychotherapy.

 
 
Introductory Sociology 1330
3 Credits
Course detail

This course introduces students to historic and current topics in sociology. Sociology is the study of the development, structure, function, collective behavior and collective problems of human society. The course introduces essential concepts, theories and methods of the discipline. Special topics include group interaction in everyday life, altruism and morality in social contexts, evolving conceptions of the family and other social groups, societal facets of economics, and how group conduct is shaped by conceptions of gender, race, ethnicity and class.

 
 
Introduction to American Government and Politics 1340
3 Credits
Course detail

An overview of contemporary American government and politics focusing on how the institutions envisioned by the Framers of the Constitution (Congress, the judiciary, the executive) function today. Particular emphasis will be placed on how developments since the 1960s have affected the interaction of national, state, and local governmental actors, political participation, the articulation of interests, and policy formulation and implementation. Topics covered will include the media, public interest and advocacy organizations, campaign technologies and consultants, and public policy research institutes (think tanks). Whenever possible, comparisons between the U.S. and other advanced industrial democracies will be explored.

 
 
Business and Economics
 
Doing Business in China 1210
1 Credit
Course detail

This is an introductory course about doing business in China through the perspective of the 36 stratagems.

 
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1240
3 Credits
Course detail

The course covers the key phases of doing a startup: evaluating the idea, selecting co- founders, creating a pitch deck, pitching the company to investors, developing the minimum viable product (MVP), the business model and funding. Students will practice dealing with early stage issues that cause the failure of most startups including: deciding roles, alignment, splitting equity and company valuation.

 
 
China in the World Economy 2200
3 Credits
Course detail

Focus on China's economic relations with the rest of the world and examine China's trade and foreign investment during the reform era (1978-present).

 
 
International Business 2210
3 Credits
Course detail

This course aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of the strategic thinking and practices required to act internationally and to successfully conduct business with people, business and governments in other countries.

 
 
International Finance Management 2220
3 Credits
Course detail

This course examines the international dimensions of financial management. It introduces additional economic and financial opportunities/challenges faced by multinational corporations.

 
 
Principles of Microeconomics 1250
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is an analysis of prices, output, and income distribution through the interaction of households and business firms in a modern Western economy. The appropriate role of government intervention is examined, and basic analytical tools are applied to current economic problems.

 
 
Principles of Macroeconomics 1260
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is an analysis of national income and employment, economic fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, growth, and international aspects of macroeconomic policy. This course is an analysis of prices, output, and income distribution through the interaction of households and business firms in a modern Western economy. The appropriate
role of government intervention is examined, and basic analytical tools are applied to current economic problems.

 
 
Fine and Performing Arts
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) 1400
3 Credits
Course detail

Compulsory Boxing Swordplay, Form and Will Boxing and Pricking Foot Boxing, 42-Form-Taichi Boxing, 32-Form-Taichi Sword Form, and much more!

 
 
Chinese Art and Culture 1410
3 Credits
Course detail

An examination of the cultural background and major visual art forms of China from prehistoric to early modern times.

 
 
Natural Science and Environment
 
Environment of China 1600
3 Credits
Course detail

This course provides a systematic introduction to major environmental issues in the context of recent social and economic development in China.

 
 
Fundamentals of Statistics 1610
3 Credits
Course detail

Students learn how statistics has helped to solve major problems in economics, education, genetics, medicine, physics, political science, and psychology.

 
 
Biochemistry I 2600
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is a two-semester introductory-level course in biochemistry. Topics in the first semester concentrate on protein structure and function, bioenergetics, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme reactions, intermediary metabolism, control of metabolic pathways, and photosynthesis.

 
 
Statistics 1630
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is focused on probability, random variables, sampling distributions, estimation of parameters, tests of hypotheses, regression, and forecasting.

 
 
Discrete Math 1640
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is an introduction to algebraic structures, graph theory, combinatorics, and symbolic logic. Topics include logic, proofs, sets, relations, functions, counting, and probability.

 
 
Independent and Experiential Learning
 
TBC Ricci Seminar 1900
1 Credit
Course detail

The Ricci Seminar is a one-credit, experience-based class required for all TBC students. In the intellectual tradition of Matteo Ricci, students are given the opportunity to integrate their prior learning with the new experiences of China through participation and reflection on the Silk Road or Yunnan excursion, community engagement, seminars, and service learning. This TBC signature course employs Ignatian pedagogical methods to integrate the academic, cultural, social, and spiritual dimensions of life as an international student in China.

 
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China 2900
3 Credits
Course detail

Obtain in-depth knowledge of working in China and of Chinese people by providing you an opportunity to learn from the real Chinese world through working and interacting with the people and organizations.

 
 
Philosophy and Religious Studies
 
Religions in China 2500
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is a survey of various religions in China that may include, not only Confucianism and Taoism, but also Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheism and popular or "folk" religion. The course will consider the function of these various religions in the development of Chinese society and their significance in Chinese civilization from ancient mythology to contemporary practices and developments.

 
 
Daoism 2510
3 Credits
Course detail

Students will study the history and main ideas and practices of Taoism, are introduced to the various schools of Taoist philosophy, and get a feel for what it means to practice Taoism today.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Theological & Religious Studies Knowledge
Special Topic: Yijing, Daoism and Chan (Zen) 1801
3 Credits
Course detail

There are three major philosophies and religions throughout long Chinese cultural history in the past three thousand years. This course is an introduction to their basic cannons: Yijing, Daodejing, and The Platform Sutra.