Courses

Last updated on June 21, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 situation course offerings are being revised more significantly than in past semesters. The course list includes the most current information about the courses, but please note that these can change subject to enrollment and other administrative decisions.

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 

Last updated on June 21, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 situation course offerings are being revised more significantly than in past semesters. The course list includes the most current information about the courses, but please note that these can change subject to enrollment and other administrative decisions.

Humanities and Culture
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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
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.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese II
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 

Last updated on June 21, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 situation course offerings are being revised more significantly than in past semesters. The course list includes the most current information about the courses, but please note that these can change subject to enrollment and other administrative decisions.

Humanities and Culture
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Modern Chinese Fiction 1130
3 Credits
Course detail

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

 
 
Business and Economics
 
Business Finance 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 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese II
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.