Courses

Chinese Culture
 
Chinese Art and Culture TBC 1410 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Medicine TBC 1110 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.

 
 
Engaging China: Silk Road Trip Course TBC 1100 Course detail

Familiarize yourself with the geography and history of the Qin through Qing Dynasties of China.

 
 
Artistic Expression
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) TBC 1400 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!

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Business Ethics TBC 1230 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.

 
 
China in the World Economy TBC 2200 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 TBC 2210 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.

 
 
Communications
 
Discovering China Through Film TBC 1310 Course detail

Overview and examination of major Chinese films as a means to help students better engage and understand the history, politics, society and economy of China in different decades of the twentieth centry and beyond.

 
 
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China TBC 2900 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 TBC 1010 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese II TBC 1020 Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III TBC 1030 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 TBC 1040 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation I TBC 2010 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation II TBC 2020 Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation III TBC 2030 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation IV TBC 2040 Course detail

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

 
 
Advanced Chinese Conversation I TBC 2050 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 TBC 2060 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.

 
 
Literature
 
Classical Chinese Literature in Translation TBC 1141 Course detail

Survey of the classical Chinese literature from ancient time to the fall of Qing Dynasty (1911).

 
 
Theology
 
Sacred Texts of China TBC 1520 Course detail

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

 
 
Philosophy
 
Traditional Chinese Philosophy TBC 1500 Course detail

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

 
 
Sociology
 
Peoples of China TBC 1300 Course detail

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

 
 
Communications
 
Interpersonal Dynamics TBC 1320 Course detail

"To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom." --- Socrates.
What exactly do you know when you “know yourself?” This course is not a philosophical discussion, but instead, via the proved methods of teaching self-awareness to hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, and executives of companies in various stage while at Zhen Academy, I will show you practical methods to systematically explore who you are.

 
 
Chinese Culture
 
Chinese Art and Culture TBC 1410 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Medicine TBC 1110 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.

 
 
Engaging China: Yunnan Trip Course TBC 1101 Course detail

Student have an in-depth experience of the ethnological background of the “Minority Peoples” of China. At the same time the excursion provides a general survey of the history and culture of Yunnan.

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship TBC 1240 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.

 
 
Business Ethics TBC 1230 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.

 
 
Doing Business in China TBC 1210 Course detail

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

 
 
International Business TBC 2210 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 TBC 2220 Course detail

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

 
FINC 332*, Junior standing
Artistic Expression
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) TBC 1400 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!

 
 
Environmental Science
 
Environment of China TBC 1600 Course detail

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

 
 
History
 
Modern Chinese History TBC 1121 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.

 
 
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China TBC 2900 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 TBC 1010 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese II TBC 1020 Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III TBC 1030 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 TBC 1040 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation I TBC 2010 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation II TBC 2020 Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation III TBC 2030 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation IV TBC 2040 Course detail

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

 
 
Advanced Chinese Conversation I TBC 2050 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 TBC 2060 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.

 
 
Literature
 
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation TBC 1142 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.

 
 
Sociology
 
Chinese Society and Religions TBC 2310 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.

 
 
Political Science
 
Sino-U.S. Relations TBC 2320 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.

 
 
Theology
 
Daoism TBC 2510 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
Religions in China TBC 2500 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.

 
 
Introduction to Buddhism TBC 2520 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.