Courses

Humanities and Culture
 
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 1142
3 Credits
Course detail

This course is a survey of the modern Chinese literature from 1918 to the present. It will focus on the fiction, poetry, and essays during the 3 periods (1918-1949; 1949-1976; since 1976) in the 20th Century.

 
 
US History 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.

 
 
Social Sciences
 
Peoples of China 1300
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Fine and Performing Arts
 
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.

 
 
Natural Science and Environment
 
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.

 
 
Calculus I 1620
4 Credits
Course detail

Calculus I is a calculus course for mathematics and engineering majors, and includes the topics of limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, introduction to the definite integral, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

 
 
Multivariable Calculus 2620
3 Credits
Course detail

This course will cover selected topics from differential and integral calculus of several variables. Topics include vectors in three dimensions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, line integrals, Green’s Theorem surface integrals, Stokes’ theorem, and 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.

 
 
Language
 
Academic Writing 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.

 
 
Business and Economics
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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!

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Natural Science and Environment
 
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.

 
 
Calculus II 1630
4 Credits
Course detail

Calculus II is a second course in the calculus of one variable intended for biology, computer science, economics, management, and premedical students. Topics include an overview of integration, basic techniques for integration, a variety of applications of integration, and an introduction to (systems of) differential equations. Prerequisite: Calculus I.

 
 
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.

 
 
Business and Economics
 
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.

 
 
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
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.