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Major
FLC (Foreign Language - Chinese)
402
032415
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Advanced Chinese: Readings in Literature and Science
Advanced Chinese II
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages & Literature (16FL)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Hybrid (Online/Face to Face)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Nathaniel Isaacson
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1818NoEnrollment is rising as students majoring in FLL Chinese track increase. We are also partnering with other UNC campuses to offer the course remotely.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC44YesMultiple campuses - App state and UNCCh may have students join class remotely.
Prerequisite:FLC 302
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Continued training in the foundations of Chinese language, with emphasis on nuances of written Chinese. This course introduces advanced Chinese language students to modern literature and science texts. Students read and analyze some of the finest works of 20th c. Chinese intellectuals, authors and proponents of scientific advancement as well as original scientific research in Chinese. The class explores a wide range of prose forms, styles, and subject matter. Emphasis will be placed on developing advanced-level proficiency in reading & writing, and on literary analysis & discussion of cultural & historical contexts.

This course is part of the newly created Asian Language Concentration in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Major. It will be necessary to offer students more classes at the advanced level as the population of students completing the concentration with a focus on Chinese language increases. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Identify and discuss major trends, ideas, themes, authors, and/or genres, encountered in Chinese literature and intellectual history.
 
 
Weekly worksheets and preparation assignments, short essays (500-1,000 words each, in Chinese), vocabulary quizzes, a midterm and a final exam.

Sample Worksheet Question:
Research the life history and career of Zhu Ziqing 朱自清; write 3-5 sentences summarizing where he was born, his major career and political achievements and his key writings. Compare and contrast his writing with that of his contemporary, Sun Yatsen 孙中山。
 
 
Analyze and interpret Chinese literature, and intellectual history within relevant cultural contexts.
 
 
Short answer questions on the examinations, examination essays, group discussion leadership, quizzes, and primary text review essays will be assessed by letter grade according to the instructor's evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written and oral content; fluent and coherent organization of ideas; use of relevant literary vocabulary; fluent and coherent presentation.

Example: What is your opinion of Hu Shi's 胡适 mother based on his essay about her treatment of him during his early life? Explain your evaluation of her using examples from the text, and by comparing her parenting style to that of your own parents.
 
 
Identify key issues and cultural foundations of the texts read and analyzed in class, and explicate them both in writing and verbally.
 
 
Short answer questions on the examinations, examination essays, group discussion leadership, quizzes, and primary text review essays will be assessed by letter grade according to the instructor's evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written and oral content; fluent and coherent organization of ideas; use of relevant literary vocabulary; fluent and coherent presentation.

Example: Do you think that "Mr. Good Enough" 差不多先生 is unique to Chinese society or common to many societies? Use examples from your knowledge of Chinese society and other societies to support your argument.
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Identify ideas and cultural practices as embedded in the context of Chinese history and civilization.
 
 
Short answer questions on quizzes and exams, essay questions on the exams, the short essays, and the individual oral presentation will be assessed by letter grade according to the instructor's subjective
evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written and oral content; and fluent and coherent organization of ideas.

Example: What values does Xu Dishan's 许地山 father hope to teach his children through having them grow and harvest peanuts? Compare and contrast what his father says about demonstrating one's talents to what your own parents have taught you about demonstrating your talents.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Compare systematically the ideas and literary practices of various written genres in the Chinese-speaking world as well as their relationship to ideas and cultural practices in Europe and other East Asian countries.
 
 
Short answer questions on quizzes and exams, essay questions on the exams, the short essays, and the individual oral presentation will be assessed by letter grade according to the instructor's subjective
evaluation of the following categories: depth, relevance, and evidence of critical thinking in the written and oral content; and fluent and coherent organization of ideas.

Example: How does Sun Yatsen 孙中山 define "setting your goals? (立志)" What does his definition demonstrate to us about how he views civic engagement? Compare and contrast his ideals regarding the contribution of the individual to national strength to ideas about the role of the individual in the national body in the United States.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
Other than the pre-req, the course is open to any non-native speaker of Chinese.
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
Yes.
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Pre-req: FLC 302
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None.
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Masterworks Chinese Companion. Qin-Hong Anderson. ; Selected physical sciences texts from CNKI online database.
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
20th century debates on science and its popularization; basic foundations in research writing on the sciences in Chinese.
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
N/A
We have recently hired a new lecturer to share the load of lower-division language teaching duties. Further staff will be needed in the near future as the program and number of Chinese language sections grows, but for the time being we are adequately staffed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing FLC 402 will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss major trends, ideas, themes, authors, and/or genres,

encountered in Chinese literature and intellectual history. [satisfies objectives 1,2]

2. analyze and interpret Chinese literature, and science texts within relevant cultural contexts [satisfies objectives 2,3]

3. Identify distinctions between written and spoken Chinese, gaining fluency in both aspects of the language. [satisfies objectives 1,3]

4. Discuss and present examples of nuances of literary Chinese, including pre-modern literary language, and its usage in contemporary formal writing. [satisfies objectives 1,3]

5. Demonstrate independent, critical thought in the analysis and discussion of Chinese literary culture [satisfies objectives 1,2,3]


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Discussion20%Active participation may include sharing your questions and comments about the readings with the class, engaging your class mates in relevant and meaningful dialogue based on the topics/readings, and/or participating in other class activities (e.g., close readings, small group
discussions, worksheets, and so forth).
See attached syllabus and schedule as well.
Written Assignment25%Worksheets and Short Essays

As part of their preparation, students are expected to complete reading and analysis worksheets covering the content and vocabulary of the readings. In addition, students are asked to write a total of 3 short essays (approximately 500-1000 words in Chinese, typed or neatly written, and double-spaced). Prompts will be provided on the worksheets.
Quizzes20%Quizzes will cover content and vocabulary from the readings; students will also complete original translations of each text, which may be used as a reference on the quizzes. A total of ten quizzes and translation assignments (five each) will be given over the course of the semester. Each of these assignments will be worth 2% of the final grade.
Oral Presentation10%Each student will be asked to give a minimum of one short oral presentation (7-10 minutes) over the course of the semester in which they connect texts with relevant Chinese cultural, social, and historical contexts. The instructor will provide students with a list of suggested topics. In addition, each week (on a rotating basis) individual students will be responsible for presenting a reading of their choice to the class.
Final Exam25%The exam will be comprised of some combination of the following elements: passage identifications, close readings, fact-related short questions about the authors and contexts of the readings, and an essay question. The final exam will take place as per the university final exam schedule.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus and schedule

dmm (Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:41:48 GMT): Rollback: A few revisions needed to GEP measures of outcomes as we discussed.
dmm (Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:28:43 GMT): Rollback: A few minor GEP changes as we discussed.
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