Spring 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is designed for students of intermediate Chinese language proficiency who has a major interest in Global Economy and International Business, particularly the economical rise of China and its challengers in the new millennium. Teaching will be focused on readings of China’s economic reform from a centralized planned economy to a market – oriented one, topics such as Special Economic Zone, Three Capital Enterprises, the Development of China’s Stock Market, the Influence of Interest Rates and Foreign Exchange Rates on Economy and China’s Ambition of Turning Shanghai into an International Financial and Trade Center. Class will be conducted in reading, discussion, on-line research, oral and written presentation and group projects, which aims to help students to broaden their view and understanding of the economic policies situations and business practices in China, and at the same time, to improve their language communicative skills so as to prepare themselves to meet future needs in this globalizing world.
Required Textbook: 新世纪商用汉语高级读本及练习本 by Jane C.M. Kuo, Cheng & Tsui Company: Boston
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Lessons in Chinese Commerce for the New Millennium
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Prerequisites: CHIN 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312 or same level of Chinese language proficiency.