LC-311 : Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: LC-311 Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): Placement by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Course Description in college catalog:

This course aims to enhance students’ understanding of Chinese society and modern Chinese literature through the analysis of a series of essays and a short play. The emphasis is on improving students’ reading and academic writing skills through critical analysis, class discussions and writing assignments related to the readings.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences 

A.S. Gallery and Museum Studies

QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice

A.S. Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences (Dual/Joint Degree Program with York College)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

  4. Integrate knowledge and skills in their program of study

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. familiarize themselves with works written by several influential Chinese writers and intellectuals such as 魯迅 and 林語堂;
  2. do textual and critical analysis of works by the same or different authors;
  3. familiarize themselves with some of the sociological, philosophical and cultural issues presented in modern Chinese literature such as readings by 梁實秋.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Students will be evaluated by:

  1. how clearly and effectively they communicate using appropriate conventions of language such as grammar and punctuation
  2. how well they develop their writing assignments that present a focused response with coherent connections;
  3. their degree of understanding of the readings through summary and written/oral discussion of issues at hand.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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