Courses

Communications
 
Interpersonal Dynamics TBC 1320
3 Credits
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
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) TBC 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!

 
 
TBC Ricci Seminar TBC 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.

 
 
Chinese Medicine TBC 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.

 
 
Engaging China: Silk Road Trip Course TBC 1100
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Business & Finance
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship TBC 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Business Finance TBC 1220
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
China in the World Economy TBC 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).

 
 
Doing Business in China TBC 1210
1 Credit
Course detail

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

 
 
International Business TBC 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.

 
 
History
 
Pre-Modern Chinese History TBC 1120
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China TBC 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 TBC 1010
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese II TBC 1020
3 Credits
Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III TBC 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 TBC 1040
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese V TBC 2010
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese VI TBC 2020
3 Credits
Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Chinese VII TBC 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 TBC 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 TBC 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 TBC 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.

 
 
Literature
 
Modern Chinese Fiction TBC 1130
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Philosophy & Theology
 
Sacred Texts of China TBC 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 TBC 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.

 
 
Philosophy
 
Traditional Chinese Philosophy TBC 1500
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Sociology
 
Peoples of China TBC 1300
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Culture
 
Chinese Art and Culture TBC 1410
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) TBC 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!

 
 
TBC Ricci Seminar TBC 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.

 
 
Chinese Medicine TBC 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.

 
 
Engaging China: Yunnan Trip Course TBC 1101
3 Credits
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 & Finance
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship TBC 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.

 
 
Doing Business in China TBC 1210
1 Credit
Course detail

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

 
 
International Business TBC 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 TBC 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.

 
FINC 332*, Junior standing
Philosophy & Theology
 
Special Topic: Yijing, Daoism and Chan (Zen) TBC 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.

 
 
Sacred Texts of China TBC 1520
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Environmental Science
 
Environment of China TBC 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.

 
 
History
 
Modern Chinese History TBC 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.

 
 
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China TBC 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 TBC 1010
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese II TBC 1020
3 Credits
Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III TBC 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 TBC 1040
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese V TBC 2010
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese VI TBC 2020
3 Credits
Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Chinese VII TBC 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 TBC 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 TBC 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 TBC 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.

 
 
Sociology
 
Peoples of China TBC 1300
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Political Science
 
Sino-U.S. Relations TBC 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.