Advanced English Course Description
Course Title: Advanced English
Course Prerequisites: Comprehensive English
Total Semester Credit Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 128
Advanced English is a platform course for English majors. It is a progression of Comprehensive English. The objective of this course is improvement of students’ general proficiency in reading comprehension, grammar, rhetoric, and writing. Resources used in the course cover diverse topics such as politics, economics, society, language, literature, and education, drawn from works by famous writers and scholars in western society. Outcomes of Advanced English include expanded knowledge of language and society, understanding of the relationship between society and life, and awareness of cultural differences between English language expression and Chinese language expression, and overall enhancement of English language performance.
Textbooks and Course Materials:
1. Brooks, C. & Warren R. P. Understanding Fiction. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2004.
2. Lucas, S. The Art of Public Speaking. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2004.
3. McManus, J. How to Write Effective Speeches. Shanghai：Shanghai Translation Publishing House, 2005.
4. 张汉熙. Advanced English （Book 1, 2）. 北京：外语教学与研究出版社，1995. (Zhang Hanxi. Advanced English (Book 1, 2). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 1995.)
Written by: Yan Minfen