Introduction of The Professors
Syllabus for Intercultural Communication for CLCM
Syllabus for The History and Culture of Modern China for CLCM
Basic Chinese Syllabus
Intermediate Chinese Syllabus
Advanced Chinese Syllabus
CLCM Religion and Philosophy course
What is the Chinese Language,
Culture and Missions Semester Abroad Program?
The Chinese Language, Culture and Missions Semester Abroad Program (CLCM)
program gives students the opportunity to study Chinese language and culture in
a Chinese-speaking environment. It also allows students to gain an understanding
of the history of Christian missions in China and how to do ministry within
Who can benefit from this program?
The CLCM program is open to college students who are not from Taiwan. Applicants
should have a good academic record and exhibit a sincere interest in learning
Chinese. In addition, students should be able to give a clear testimony of their
Christian faith and have an interest in possibly pursuing future ministry within
a Chinese context.
Who will teach these classes?
The faculty for the CLCM semester abroad program will be qualified Christian
local native speakers of Standard Mandarin Chinese along with Chinese and
American Professors who are experts in Chinese culture and missions.
When will classes be offered?
The 16 credit hour CLCM program will be offered on a 15-week
semester basis, with a new cohort formed at the beginning of each period of
study. Applications are now being accepted for the following periods of study.
|| Term Length:
||Feb. 15 - May. 28
||Sep. 06 - Dec. 17
||Feb. 14 - May 27
||Sep. 05 - Dec. 16
||Feb. 13 - May. 25
||Sep. 04 - Dec. 14
When and where will classes be
Classes will be held Monday through Friday during normal school hours on the
campus of Christ's College in Taipei, Taiwan.
What courses will be offered?
Chinese Language (6 Credits) - Students will be given a placement test at the
beginning of the semester and placed into an appropriate Mandarin Chinese
language class based on their level. Language classes will be offered at the
Beginning, Beginning- High, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Language classes
will focus on the development of spoken and written Chinese. Language classes
will have no more than 10 students in each class and will meet 2 hours a day on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The History and Culture of Modern China (3 Credits) - This course
explores modern Chinese history from the late Qing to the present. The course
will stress both the Nationalist and Communist eras and will consider the
disintegration of the Chinese state in the warlord era, Nationalist efforts to
reestablish a viable state authority, the disastrous eight year long War of
Resistance against Japan, cooperation, conflict, and eventual civil war between
the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party, and the triumphs and
tribulations of modern Chinese governmental systems. Within this chronological
framework, topics such as the growth of modern urban mass culture, the
development of new forms of artistic expression, and the effects of
modernization on Chinese culture will be explored. Special consideration will be
given to the study of how the political environment shaped the way Christianity
has been presented to the Chinese.
Christian Missions in the Context of Chinese Philosophy & Religions (3
credits) -In this course the teachings, history, and development of
Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Taiwanese folk religion are surveyed. The
goal will be to understand these religions and how they either relate to or
differ from Christian perspectives and how Christianity can effectively be
presented to modern day adherents of these belief systems. Students will be
asked to develop a philosophy of ministry in Chinese contexts and will be asked
to participate in hands on ministry with Chinese speaking people. Field trips to
relevant sites will also occur throughout the course.
Intercultural Communication (3 Credits) - This course is a foundational
course in the area of cross-cultural communication. In this course students will
study the basic values of human nature and how they differ from culture to
culture, do a self-analysis in order to come to a better understanding of
themselves and the culture in which they live, study the communication skills
needed to be able to function effectively in a cross-cultural setting, and
reflect on how Christianity has adapted itself to the world's cultures without
altering the gospel message.
Chinese Culture Elective (1 Credit) - Students can select from a variety
of course offerings, which may include Chinese Pottery, Chinese Cooking, and
Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments.
Where will students live?
Students will live in the dormitories on the Christ's College campus. Students
can eat at the college cafeteria or at one of the Chinese or western style
restaurants within walking distance of the campus.
How much is the cost?
Estimated cost is US$ 8,600 for each term: Tuition and fees US$
6,400 (US$ 400 per credit hour) plus room and board US$ 2,200 for 15 weeks.
How can students apply for this
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