Courses

Business and Economics
 
Business Ethics TBC 1230
3 Credits
Course detail

The contention of this class is that all business practices have deep ethical assumptions, which are rooted in the moral presuppositions of our social institutions. The question is not whether or not business has ethical underpinnings and requirements; instead we are interested in what the best way is to understand these ethical ideas.

 
 
Principles of Microeconomics 1250
3 Credits
Course detail

This is an introductory course in Microeconomics. The focus is on how the individuals deal with the issue of scarce resources and decision making by consumers and firms. Topics include opportunity cost, supply, demand, markets, price controls and market failures. The students will be able to analyze a whole array of issues ranging from the economics of “Global warming and Pollution,” International Trade, Tariffs and Subsidies affecting the various countries of the world to the policies of strategic business decision- making.

 
 
Financial Accounting 1270
3 Credits
Course detail

This course introduces the student to 1) the role of accounting in business and society; 2) the basic concepts and techniques of financial accounting; and 3) the use of financial statements for decision-making purposes. Topics covered include analyzing and recording business transactions; preparation of accounting records for business organizations; accounting valuations of financial resources; and the preparation, interpretation, and analysis of financial statements.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Language
 
College Composition and Rhetoric 1050
3 Credits
Course detail

This is a first-year level course in which the students will learn the techniques and practice of expository and argumentative writing based on personal experience and observation, critical reading, and critical thinking.

 
 
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.

 
 
Humanities and Culture
 
US History to 1877 1150
3 Credits
Course detail

U.S. civilization to Early National Era. A survey of the social, cultural, political, economic and intellectual development of the Colonial Era with emphasis on the era of the American Revolution, the development of the Constitution, and the role of the major ethnic, social and gender groups in the American experience.

 
 
Natural Science and Environment
 
Calculus for Business TBC 1621
3 Credits
Course detail

This course will cover selected topic from functions, limits and the derivative, differentiation, applications of the derivative, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, and calculus of several variables used in business, economics, and social science applications.

 
 
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.

 
 
Survey of American Literature TBC 1160
3 Credits
Course detail

This course explores American Literature from the period of exploration and settlement to the present, and focuses especially on the period of expansion to the contemporary literature. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. The survey helps to fulfill the university aims of fostering competencies in writing, speaking, reading, and appreciation of the arts; contributing to a knowledge and understanding of American literature and cultures; and integrating theoretical and applied knowledge within the context of a cosmopolitan worldview.

 
 
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.

 
 
Calculus for Business TBC 1621
3 Credits
Course detail

This course will cover selected topic from functions, limits and the derivative, differentiation, applications of the derivative, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, and calculus of several variables used in business, economics, and social science applications.

 
 
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.

 
 
Business and Economics
 
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.

 
 
Social Sciences
 
General Psychology 1320
3 Credits
Course detail

Factors influencing human behavior including biological and neurological processes and structures, evolution, genetics, gender, life span development, consciousness, attention, sensation, perception, learning, memory cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, stress, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, social and cultural determinants.

 
 
Philosophy and Religious Studies
 
Critical Thinking and Argumentation 1550
3 Credits
Course detail

An introduction to the study of argumentation, critical evaluation, and the use of language in interpretation of diverse forms of discourse. Explores practical applications of critical thinking skills in everyday situations such as problem-solving and evaluation of arguments.