Specialty: English Language and Literature

                  Specialty code: 050201           

I. Objectives

a. Master the basic theories and systematic professional knowledge; grasp the basic methodology and technical skills of scientific research; get acquainted with research context and development;

b. Cultivate rigorous and practical scientific attitude; develop academic abilities to undertake independent scientific research;

c. Possess strong language application skills to be competent in language and literature studies, translation and oral interpretation, business communication and college foreign language teaching, etc.;

    d. Master one foreign language and be proficient in speaking, professional reading and basic academic writing.

 

 

II. Research Field:

1.   English Literature                         2. American Literature

3.   Translation Studies                        4. Intercultural Communication Studies                                  

 

III. Program Duration 

The duration of full-time academic post-graduate students is  3 years  (subject to the approval of the university)

 

IV. Credits Requirements and Allotment

Total credits ≥ 39 (credits for Degree Courses ≥ 27; Credits for research ≥ 12)

 

Total Credits

                               ≥ 39 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree Courses

 

 

 

 

≥ 27 credits (including credits for full-English courses ≥ 2, and advanced international courses ≥ 2)

Compulsory public courses  ≥ 6 credits:

Theory and Practice of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: 2 credits Dialectics of Nature (science/engineering/medical science)/ Marxism and Social Scientific Methodology (liberal arts): 1 credit Foreign Language: 2 credits

Optional public courses ≥1 credit

1st-level discipline basic courses : 11 credits (compulsory) 2nd-level discipline basic courses: 4 credits (restricted optional) Optional professional courses: 4 credits (optional) Cross 1-level discipline courses: 2 credits (optional)

No credit for make-up courses or other optional courses, grades only.

 

Research

 

≥12 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

Participation in public academic lectures: 1 credit

Academic Dissertation: 10 credits

Total Credits

                               ≥ 36 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree Courses

 

 

 

 

≥24 credits (including credits for  advanced international courses ≥4)

Compulsory public courses  ≥5 credits:

Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics: 2 credits Dialectics of Nature (science/engineering/medical science)/ Marxism and social scientific methodology (liberal arts): 1 credit Foreign Language: 2 credits

Optional public courses ≥1 credit

1st-level discipline basic courses : 8 credits (compulsory) 2nd-level discipline basic courses: 4 credits (restricted optional) Optional professional courses: 4 credits (optional) Cross 1-level discipline courses: 2 credits (optional)

No credit for make-up courses or other optional courses, grades only.

 

Research

 

≥12 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

Participation in public academic lectures: 1 credit

Academic Dissertation: 10 credits

 

 

V. Course Curriculum and Credits Allotment

Courses

Course code

Course

name

Hours

Credits

Season

Department

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

Degree

Courses

Compulsory public courses

408.602

Marxism and social scientific methodology

18

1

Spring/

Autumn

College of Marxism

Compulsory

at the postgraduate phase≥ 6 credits

408.601

Theory and Practice of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

36

2

Spring/

Autumn

College of Marxism

411.500

Foreign Language (Japanese/German/French/

Russian)

32

2

Spring/

Autumn

School of foreign languages

 

Optional Public Courses

 

1

 

 

 

1st-level discipline basic courses

411.501

Language Research Methods

(Full-English course)

48

3

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

compulsory

≥ 11 credits

411.502

Linguistics Theories

(Full-English course, advanced international  course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

411.519

Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting  Studies(Full-English course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

411.533

Western Literary Theories in the 20th Century(Full-English course)

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

411.529

Academic English writing

(Full-English course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

2nd-level discipline basic courses

411.507

Translation Teaching and Appreciation

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

Restricted

optional

≥ 4 credits

411.508

Intercultural Communication

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

411.534

Introduction to American Literature

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

411.537

 A Guide to British Fiction

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

411.538

   Study on British and American Poetry

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

Optional professional  courses

411.510

Stylistics

(Full-English course)

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

≥ 6 credits

411.511

      Sociolinguistics

(Full-English course)

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

411.517

Interpreting Practice(advanced international  course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

411.531

Elements of English Literature

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

411.509

Discourse Analysis(Full-English course)

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

411.527

Studies of English for Academic Purposes(Full-English course)

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

411.539

20th Century English Novels: Thematic Studies(Full-English course)

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

 

 

 

 

 

 

411.532

 

African American literature

 

32

2

Spring

School of Foreign Languages

Degree

Courses

Cross 1-level discipline courses

 

Course provided by  Chinese or Philosophy or Sociology Department

32

2

 

Philosophy Department

 

Non-

degree courses

Make-up courses

0504901

General linguistics

(for English majors)

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

Compulsory for non-××× major undergraduates

0502061

English History and Anthology of English Literature (for English majors)

32

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

 

650.501

Literature review and thesis proposal

 

1

 

 

 

650.502

Academic report in academic lectures

 

1

 

 

650.503

Dissertation

 

10

 

 

 

VI. Research and Dissertation

1. Academic activities

The students are required to attend ten or more on-/off-campus academic activities; otherwise they cannot apply for the final oral defense of dissertation.

2. Publication of articles

The students are required to publish at least one article in the following journals: international peer reviewed academic journals, home academic journals with a unifying call number (CN Number for journals), and Foreign Language Education (a journal sponsored by the School of Foreign Languages); otherwise they cannot apply for the final oral defense of dissertation.

3. Research/thesis proposal

The students should, under the guidance of the supervisor, review the literature, collect the data, and conduct some research/survey before choosing the topic of research. Accordingly, the topic of research chosen should be scientific, academic, novel, and of theoretical and pedagogical significance. In addition, the research/thesis proposal should include the following parts: a title, research aims and significance, literature review, research questions, research methods, a research schedule, references, etc. Last, the oral defense of research/thesis proposal should be held before October 31st.

4. Dissertation

The dissertation should be composed under the guidance of the supervisor. The arguments of the dissertation should be premised correctly based on appropriate data evidence, and should be novel in either theory or pedagogy. In addition, the dissertation should be clearly structured and lucidly composed. Last, the dissertation should be written in English, and should be at least 20,000 words in length for the body of the dissertation.

 

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