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CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

 

Chinese is one of the UN’s official languages and one person out of six speaks this language. According to the National Chinese Council 40 million people are learning Chinese at the moment.

 

In the Confucius Institutes that opened in 2000 in 40 countries, Chinese language is being thought in 97 classes.

 

In Turkey 28 people professionally knows Chinese.

 

As a more open society, the Chinese society plays an important role in politics, culture, tourism and economics. Turkish-Chinese relations has been developing in economics and business and there is also a considerable tourist circulation between these two countries.

 

The increasing economic power of China and the development of Turkish-Chinese relations increase the interest in Chinese departments at the universities in Turkey. These developments have led GAU Humanities Faculty to open a Chinese Language and Literature Department. GAU will now become the first university in TRNC and the third university in Turkey to open a Chinese Language department.

 

The program takes into consideration the various faculties of the students as well as concentrating on the fundamentals of language. To be able to graduate from the department students will have to take 145 credits course work and prepare a graduation project.

 

The students are expected to complete the four- year Chinese Language and Literature program to receive a BA diploma and become philologists. Those who are successful will have the opportunity to become translators, work in public and private sectors in the fields of tourism, politics, business and management media and communications, publishing industry and teaching. The graduates of Chinese Language and Literature are employed in companies both in China and in Turkey.

 

 

 

 

 



1. Semester
2. Semester
3. Semester
4. Semester
5. Semester
6. Semester
7. Semester
8. Semester

CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

CLL101 
Basic Chinese  I 

CLL103 
Speaking I 

CLL105 
Listening I 

CLL107 
Basic Writing I 

EGL101 
English I 

COMP103 
Introduction to Computer 

Total
 
 
 
18


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

CLL102 
Basic Chinese II 

CLL104 
Speaking II 

CLL106 
Listening II 

CLL110 
Reading Newspapers and Magazines 

CLL108 
Basic Writing II 

EGL102 
English II 

Total
 
 
 
18


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

NH001 
Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution I 

CLL201 
Intermediate Chinese I 

CLL203 
Speaking III 

CLL205 
Reading and Comprehension I 

CLL207 
Writing I 

CLL213 
Chinese Society and Culture I 

TURK001 
Turkish I 

CLL215 
Chinese History 

Total
 
 
 
18


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

NH002 
Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution II 

CLL202 
Intermediate Chinese II 

CLL204 
Speaking IV 

CLL206 
Reading and Comprehension II 

CLL208 
Writing II 

CLL214 
Chinese Society and Culture II 

TURK102 
Turkish II 

CLL216 
Newspaper and Magazine Reading 

Total
 
 
 
18


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

CLL301 
Advanced Chinese Reading I 

CLL303 
Advanced Chinese Speaking I 

CLL305 
Chinese Literature I 

CLL307 
Translation of Culture and Thought Texts 

CLL309 
Chinese Philosophy and Art 

Total
 
 
 
15


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

CLL302 
Advanced Chinese Reading II 

CLL304 
Advanced Chinese Speaking II 

CLL306 
Chinese Literature II 

CLL308 
Special Field Translations 

Total
 
 
 
12


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

CLL401 
Modern Chinese I 

CLL403 
Dissertation I 

CLL405 
Translation I 

CLL407 
Chinese Literature III 

CLL409 
Special Field Translation 

Total
 
 
 
15


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

CLL402 
Modern Chinese II 

CLL404 
Dissertation II 

CLL406 
Translation II 

CLL408 
Chinese Literature IV 

Total
 
 
 
12




+-Course Descriptions

Elective Courses
Course code Course name Theory Practice Credits
CLL 215 Chinese History 3 0 3
CLL 216 Newspaper and Magazine Reading 3 0 3
ÇDE 309 Chinese Philosophy and Art 3 0 3
CLL 409 Special Field Translation 3 0 3


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


CLL 101-102 Basic Chinese I-II (3-0-3)


Teaching the basic structure of Chinese Language. Teaching phonetics and four voice tones of the Chinese Language. Also, teaching typological characteristics of the phonetic system. Improving students’ accent in accordance to the Chinese phonetics. Teaching the Chinese alphabet.

CLL 103-104 Speaking I-II (3-0-3)


Studying dialogues in Chinese and rendering the students capable of their thoughts and emotions. Teaching the pronunciation of stressed, unstressed, long and short syllabes. Teaching techniques and methods of forming accurate sentence. Listening records of TV programs and develop the students’ skills of listening and understanding simultaneously.

CLL 105-106 Listening I-II (3-0-3)


Listening to the tapes at the level of basic Chinese and doing. Analysis of sentence structures, and improving the students’ ability of listening and understanding.

CLL 107-108 Basic writing I-II (3-0-3)


Writing compositions at the level of basic chinese, rendering the students capapabilities of articulating their thoughts and feelings in and through writing. Teaching the techniques and methods of writing Chinese characters, forming accurate sentence and writing composition.

EGL 101-102 English I-II (3-0-3)


Teaching English grammar, rendering students capabilities of articulating their thoughts and feelings through speaking dialogues. By writing compositions, improving the students capabilities of articulating their thoughts and feelings in written language. Improving the students’ skill of understanding of simultaneous English texts through listening. Students will be guided through the various stages of writing, including planning, researching and collecting and organizing information. Students will be working with semi-authentic to authentic academic texts. The course aims to introduce efficient reading strategies to cope with such texts as well as to increase students` confidence and comprehensibility when delivering information in an academic setting. Academic writing, listening, speaking and reading skills development will be emphasized in the course. Additionally, students` skills in paraphrasing, summarizing and note-taking will be developed.
 


COMP 103 Introduction to Computer (3-0-3)


This is an introduction course in computers and Information processing. Although it provides a comprehensive introduction, it is not overly technical. Coverage is given to both commercial and personal applications. The aim of this course is to provide the students with the necessary basic information to aid them in their course of study and future careers. Giving basic knowledge about computer and basic programs such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point Improving skills such as using word and excel, internet, web design. Ability of students about computer skills will be also improved by applied projects and workshops. Students will be able to create their own web pages and also will learn how to use social networking.


NH001-002 Principless of Atatürk and History of Revolution I-II (0-0-0)


The aim of this course is to teach students the meaning and significance of the Turkish Revolution. The main subject of the course is War of Independence. Meaning of the concept of revolution teaching of the difference between the Turkish revolution and other revolutions... The reasons behind the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, the republican period and the significance of Atatürk’s revolutions...


TURK 001-002 Turkish I- II (0-0-0)


The course is based on the study of Turkish grammar, the relationship between language and culture, spelling and spelling mistakes, punctuation marks, abbreviations, the study of word structure and the dictionary, types of literary writing, writing of book reviews, travel writing and creative writing. Basic grammar of Turkish and skills of articulating thoughts and feelings in writing and speaking will be learned. Several compositions will be written and stories will be read in order to enrich vocabulary of the students and improve their knowledge about the content and the grammar.

CLL 201-202 Intermediate Chinese I-II (3-0-3)


Teaching of more complicated sentences and their meanings. Teaching of Chinese language’s more complicated grammar and spelling qualities. Basic knowledge about the grammar of Modern Chinese will be learned systematically. Basic terminology and their usage such as noun, verb, adverb, subject etc will also be learnt. Also students writing and speaking skills will become to intermediate level as well as ability to analyze the grammatical mistakes by the end of the course.






CLL 203-204 Speaking III-IV (3-0-3)


The purpose of the course is to study of dialogues and rendering the students capable of articulating their thoughts and feelings at an advanced level. Specific subjects will be given to the students and will be expected to express themselves in advanced level of Chinese. Speaking and expressing themselves fluently is expected by the end of the course.

CLL 205-206 Reading and Comprehension I-II (3-0-3)


Reading Chinese texts at an Intermediate level, analyzing the grammar of the written materials will be learnt, as well as usage of words and content of these texts. Stories, myths, love stories and narratives will be read and analyzed.

CLL 207-208 Writing I-II (3-0-3)


Teaching Chinese grammar and sentence structure at an intermediate level is the purpose of the course. Writing compositions and increasing the ability of students in articulating their thoughts and feelings will be learnt.

CLL 213-214 Chinese Society and Culture I-II (3-0-3)


Knowledge about the Chinese culture, philosophy, education, politics, arts and history will be given to the students. Comparison between Chinese culture and Asian, Anatolian and West will be done during the course.

CLL 301-302 Advanced Chinese Reading I-II (3-0-3)


Teaching of more complicated signs, their meanings and their explanations in the way of advancing the students’ ability to comprehend sophisticated texts is the main purpose of the course.

CLL 303-304 Advanced Chinese Speaking I-II (3-0-3)


Using various forms of dialogue in the way of increasing the students’s ability to articulate more complicated thoughts and feelings. Audio recordings, short stories and dialogues will be analysed in the way of improving the students’ listening, comprehnsion and speaking skills.







CLL 305-306-407-408 Chinese Literature I-II-III-IV (3-0-3)


Involves general information about the Chinese Literature and analysis of various exemplary texts from Chinese Literature. Provers, sayings, epics, stories will be analysed in a comparative way. Selected stories from ancient Chinese literature will be analysed and translated.



CLL 307 Translation of Culture and Thought Texts (3-0-3)


Involves translation of texts from Chinese cultural and social sciences. Selected philosophical, scientific and literary texts will be interpreted and translated. Stories from ancient Chinese literature will be analysed and translated in the way of introducing the Chinese culture to students.

CLL 308 Special Field Translations (3-0-3)


Translation of texts from the fields of tourism, economy, international relations, law, education and politics. The grammar and sentence structure of the students will be developed by a comparative study of texts from the above mentioned fields.

CLL 401-402 Modern Chinese I-II (3-0-3)


Teaching of the sentence structures of chinese grammar and sentence structures. Writing compositions in the different subjects, rendering the students capable of articulating their thoughts and feelings.

CLL 403-404 Dissertation I-II (3-0-3)


Involves teaching of research techniques as well as the techniques of writing a thesis. During this period a thesis title will be determined and a graduation thesis will written. thesis.

CLL 405-406 Translation I-II (3-0-3)


Involves translation of texts selected from newspapers, magazines and journals from Chinese into English and from English into Chinese, as well as translation of texts from Chinese cultural and social sciences. Literary texts will also be interpreted and translated. Stories from ancient Chinese literature will be analysed and translated in the way of introducing the Chinese culture to students.






Contents of Elective Courses




CLL 216 Newspaper and Magazine Reading (3-0-3)


Accurate and in depth reading of Chinese texts chosen from newspapers and magazines. Analysis of sentence structures. Revealing the difference between newspaper and magazine languages in and through a comparative study of chosen texts.

CLL 409 Special Field Translation (3-0-3)


Translation of various Chinese texts from different fields like international relations, law, education and politics. A comparative study of Chinese culture and with other cultures by interpreting particular texts such as those mentioned above.

CLL 309 Chinese Philosophy and Art (3-0-3)


Involves studying the place and importance of Chinese philosophy in the history of philosophy. Teaching the philosophies of Tao and Confucius as well as a study of Chinese art with specific examples. Analysis of the development of artworks and philosophical thoughts throughout historical process, as well as a comparative study of these with the artistic and philosophical traditions of various other civilizations.

CLL 215 Chinese History (3-0-3)


Teaching the development of Chinese History from antiquity to the present day with specific attention on important events and individuals. Comparison of social, economical and intellectual developments in different ages of Chinese history. Interpreting important events that have occurred throughout the history of China and pointing out the influences of these on the countries around China. The analysis of the history of a rapidly developing China from the perspective of today.