FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

Chinese Language & Literature

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 



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.

CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CLL101  Basic Chinese  I  3 0 3 0
CLL103  Speaking I  3 0 3 0
CLL105  Listening I  3 0 3 0
CLL107  Basic Writing I  3 0 3 0
EGL101  English I  3 0 3 0
COMP103  Introduction to Computer  3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CLL102  Basic Chinese II  3 0 3 0
CLL104  Speaking II  3 0 3 0
CLL106  Listening II  3 0 3 0
CLL110  Reading Newspapers and Magazines  3 0 3 0
CLL108  Basic Writing II  3 0 3 0
EGL102  English II  3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
NH001  Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution I  0 0 0 0
CLL201  Intermediate Chinese I  3 0 3 0
CLL203  Speaking III  3 0 3 0
CLL205  Reading and Comprehension I  3 0 3 0
CLL207  Writing I  3 0 3 0
CLL213  Chinese Society and Culture I  3 0 3 0
TURK001  Turkish I  0 0 0 0
CLL215  Chinese History  3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
NH002  Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution II  0 0 0 0
CLL202  Intermediate Chinese II  3 0 3 0
CLL204  Speaking IV  3 0 3 0
CLL206  Reading and Comprehension II  3 0 3 0
CLL208  Writing II  3 0 3 0
CLL214  Chinese Society and Culture II  3 0 3 0
TURK102  Turkish II  0 0 0 0
CLL216  Newspaper and Magazine Reading  3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CLL301  Advanced Chinese Reading I  3 0 3 0
CLL303  Advanced Chinese Speaking I  3 0 3 0
CLL305  Chinese Literature I  3 0 3 0
CLL307  Translation of Culture and Thought Texts  3 0 3 0
CLL309  Chinese Philosophy and Art  3 0 3 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CLL302  Advanced Chinese Reading II  3 0 3 0
CLL304  Advanced Chinese Speaking II  3 0 3 0
CLL306  Chinese Literature II  3 0 3 0
CLL308  Special Field Translations  3 0 3 0
Total 12 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CLL401  Modern Chinese I  3 0 3 0
CLL403  Dissertation I  3 0 3 0
CLL405  Translation I  3 0 3 0
CLL407  Chinese Literature III  3 0 3 0
CLL409  Special Field Translation  3 0 3 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CLL402  Modern Chinese II  3 0 3 0
CLL404  Dissertation II  3 0 3 0
CLL406  Translation II  3 0 3 0
CLL408  Chinese Literature IV  3 0 3 0
Total 12 0