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Courses Fall 2011, Spring and Summer 2012





Beginning Chinese II
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Traditional Chinese History
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Classical Chinese Literature
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Chinese Culture & Film
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Modern Chinese History (Fall)
Beginning Chinese I (Fall)
Modern Chinese Literature (Fall)


courses taught

The courses have been taught in German, English, Chinese, and French in Germany, in China, in the United States, and in France respectively.

 

FOR GRADUATES

Colloqia in the Humanities

1.          Colloqium for master candidates

2.          Colloquium for Ph.D. candidates in the fields of humanities and letters, together with Prof. Harald Holz

History

1.          History and methods of applied geography with cultural studies, incl. literature

Literature

1.          The Chinese novel The Dream of the Red Chamber – authorship analysis, translation attitudes, and comparison of editions

Visual Culture

1.          Film & Talk (Chinese films), with Yingying XIE

Intercultural Communication

1.          Fields of intercultural practice

2.          Cross-cultural business communication

3.          Communication Studies

4.          Intensive cross-cultural experiences – a practical workshop, with Dr. Kazuma Matoba

5.          Comparing Cultures - East and West

6.          Intercultural standards Germany-China

Culture and applied geopgraphy

2.          Cultural area Germany/Austria/Switzerland, and literature

3.          Contemporary Chinese Culture and Literature

Language: Simultaneous interpretation

1.          Conference simulation with simultaneous interpretation I, II with Prof. Dr. Ursula Gross-Dinter, David Drevs, Wolfgang Kueck, Bettina Ullrich

2.          Internet search for interpreters, workshop within the summer courses ”Advanced conference interpreting German-Chinese, Chinese-German”

Project management, softskills

1.          Projects

2.          Techniques of presentation and moderation [developed own textbook for it]

Economics

1.          Introduction into East Asian economy and society – past and present, with Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, PD Dr. Sigrun Caspary

2.          Corporate Culture Germany / China

3.          Chinese negotiation culture

4.          Contract negotiations with Chinese companies - strategies and intercultural characteristics

Preparatory courses at Nanjing University for Master program in Germany

1.       Introduction to Germany

2.       Academic English, with Justin Steele

3.       Chinese-German Cultural Competence

 

FOR UNDERGRADUATES

History

1.        Modern Chinese History, with guest lecturers Dr. Kat Brown (former history chair), Dr. Danny Damron (former Director of International Center, HIST420R, CHIN3630). A course on Chinese history from the end of the imperial dynasties until today. Choose one historical moment of change and watch the course from that perspective. As a mid-term paper write how this moment has rewritten history - and imagine how history could have developed without it. We will have the guest speaker Dr. Danny Damron reporting on democratization in China and the student's movement in 1989.

2.       Traditional Chinese History (HIST420R, CHIN3620) A course on Chinese literature from the end of the imperial dynasties until today. You may choose a famous Chinese author and identify with him/her, watch the course and comment from his/her perspective and write a short biography of him/her as a mid-term paper, which will be turned into a book chapter. At the end of the course, you will hold in hands a book with your chapter in it.

Culture & Literature

1.          Cultural studies [on China, incl. literature]

2.          Modern Chinese Literature (CHIN3750, ENGL373R)

3.          Classical Chinese Literature (CHIN3730, ENGL373R)

Visual Culture

1.          Chinese Culture and Film (CHIN4160, ENGL4163, THEA4163)

Intercultural Communication

1.          Introduction into cross-cultural communication

2.          Comparative Cultural Science, for Bachelor examination candidates, with PD Dr. Jochen Heymann, Dr. Montserrat Mullor-Heymann

3.          Applied Communication II

4.          Orientation towards target groups and cultures, with Prof. Dr. Anne Lehrndorfer

5.          Intercultural communication China I

6.          Intercultural Communication – Comparison of Cultures, for Bachelor examination candidates

Economics

1.          Chinese Economy

Project management / softskills

1.          Project work

2.          Project planning and management

3.          Practical use of Office software applications

Language

1.          Beginning Chinese I, II (CHIN1010, CHIN1020)

2.          Elementary Chinese A, B, C, D

3.          Intermediate Chinese

4.          Advanced Chinese incl. intercultural awareness

5.          Chinese word and data processing I, II

6.          Chinese-German / German-Chinese dictionary research project

7.          Elementary German, German as a Foreign Language, with Jessica Tianwei You



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A course on Chinese literature from the end of the imperial dynasties until today. You may choose a famous Chinese author and identify with him/her, watch the course and comment from his/her perspective and write a short biography of him/her as a mid-term paper, which will be turned into a book chapter. At the end of the course, you will hold in hands a book with your chapter in it.