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Major number: 477

Major code: 050261

I. A Brief Introduction to Major of Translation (English)

The undergraduate program for major of translation (English) was set up in 2009. The program has a strong faculty which boasts distinctive characteristics of teaching and good teaching results. The core course of the program “Theory and Techniques of Translation” is honored as a quality course at provincial level (2007— ). The program has rich library resources, advanced audio-visual teaching facilities, and translation teaching and training facilities. Now it has a CAT lab, a simultaneous interpretation conference room, and a simultaneous interpretation teaching/training lab.

II. Educational Objectives

This program aims at cultivating high-quality practical talents who will be engaged in E/C translation and/or interpretation as well as other foreign-related works, and cultivating basic academic talents who will be engaged in E/C translation studies and research of translation-related disciplines. Besides, the program also offers a student pool for MA programs of English Department of School of Foreign Language at CCNU.

III. Basic Requirements

The students of the program are expected to be equipped with good ideological and moral cultivation, a confident and open attitude, team spirit, and the ability to make correct judgment. They should have a good command of English language skills and information skills, knowledge about literature and culture, as well as encyclopedic knowledge. They should possess innovative spirit, autonomous learning ability and life-long learning ability, scientific way of thinking, and down-to-earth pioneering spirit. Besides, they should also possess good ability to express themselves and communicate with others, good health and good mental ability.

The graduates of the program are expected to acquire the following knowledge and skills:

1. They should possess solid Chinese/English language foundations, good ability in speaking and writing, and in translation and interpretation.

2. They should have a good knowledge about society, literature, culture, politics, economy, foreign trade, and science and technology of English-speaking countries.

3. They should be qualified for such works in foreign-related organizations such as oral/written translation, foreign exchange, publicity, and publication.

4. They should possess the ability for further studies in E/C translation, literature, linguistics and other related disciplines.

IV. Main Courses

Comprehensive English; English Reading; English Writing, Audio-Visual-Oral English; English Linguistics; English/American Literature; Selected Readings in English and American Literature; Theories and Techniques of E-C/C-E Translation; Comparison of English and Chinese and Translation; Translation of Practical Writings; A Short History of Chinese and Western Translation; Basic interpretation, etc.

V. Length of Schooling and Degree

Length of schooling4 years

DegreeBachelor of Arts

VI. Distribution of Credits

Semester

Course Type

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Total

Percentage

%

Common Courses (Required)

4

3

4

11

4

4

30

30

General Education (Required)

4

5

4

2

4

2

21

21

Major Courses (Required)

3

3

4

4

4

5

23

23

Major Courses (Elective)

Offered

8

8

16

32

/

Earned

2

2

4

8

8

General Education (Elective)

4

4

2

6

2

18

18

Subtotal

11

15

16

21

20

17

100

100

VII. List of Courses

Course Type

Course Number

Course Name

Semester

Credit

Course Hours

Hours per Week

Prerequisite

Assessment

Minor Course

Lecture

Lab

Tutorial

Common Courses

Required

34000021

Ideology and Moral

Cultivation and Law

Foundation

1

3

48

3

3

33001100

University Sports 1

1

1

26

2

1

34000022

Conspectus of Chinese Modern History

2

2

24

8

3

3

33002100

University Sports 2

2

1

32

2

1

34000023

Basic Principles Of Marxism

3

3

32

16

2

3

33003100

University Sports 3

3

1

32

2

1

34000025

Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought and Chinese Characterized Socialism Theory System

4

6

48

48

3

3

33004100

University Sports 4

4

1

32

2

1

42500001

Second Foreign Language (Japanese) A

4

4

64

32

4

1

42500002

Second Foreign Language (German) A

4

4

64

32

4

1

42500003

Second Foreign Language (French) A

4

4

64

32

4

1

42500004

Second Foreign Language (Japanese) B

5

4

64

32

4

42500001

42500005

Second Foreign Language (German) B

5

4

64

32

4

42500002

1

42500006

Second Foreign Language (French) B

5

4

64

32

4

42500003

1

42500007

Second Foreign Language (Japanese) C

6

4

64

32

4

42500004

1

42500008

Second Foreign Language (German) C

6

4

64

32

4

42500005

1

42500009

Second Foreign Language (French) C

6

4

64

32

4

42500006

1

General Education Courses

Required

47710001

Introduction to the Major of Translation

1

1

20

10

2

1

42510002

English Phonetics

1

1

24

12

2

2

42510004

Audio-Visual-Oral English 1A

1

1

24

12

2

3

47710002

English Reading Skills A

1

1

24

12

2

1

47710003

Chinese Writing

2

1

24

12

2

1

47710004

English Reading Skills B

2

1

32

16

2

47710002

1

yes

42510007

Audio-Visual-Oral English 1B

2

1

32

16

2

42510004

3

42510008

English Writing A

2

2

32

16

2

47710002

1

yes

42510009

Audio-Visual-Oral English 2A

3

2

32

16

2

42510007

3

yes

47710005

Advanced Reading

3

1

32

16

2

47710004

1

yes

42510010

English Writing B

3

2

32

16

2

42510008

1

42510011

Audio-Visual-Oral English 2B

4

2

32

16

2

42510009

3

yes

42510022

English Linguistics

5

1

32

16

2

42510011

1

yes

42510023

English Literature

5

2

32

16

2

42510011

1

42510025

American Literature

6

2

32

16

2

42510007

1

Elective

Art and Humanities

Free Elective Courses include courses in Art and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Students are required to earn at least 12 credits for General Education Elective, and the 12 credits should not include their major courses, but can be credits earned for their minor courses.

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

42540001

Introduction to English Speaking Countries*

3

1

32

16

2

3

yes

42541009

Introduction to English Literature*

4

2

32

16

2

3

42542003

English Lexicology*

3

2

32

16

2

3

42510006

Bible and Greek Mythology (X)

3

2

32

16

2

3

42540006

English Speech and Debate

3

2

32

16

2

3

42540005

Selected Readings in English Press

3

2

32

16

2

3

42540007

Skills of Reading English Aloud

3

2

32

16

2

3

42540008

Introduction to Chinese and Western Cultures

3

2

32

16

2

3

42540010

Reading Theories and Skills

4

2

32

0

16

2

3

42541013

English Theatre and Performance

4

2

32

0

16

2

3

42541014

Appreciation of English Movies and Classics

4

2

32

0

16

2

3

yes

42540016

Appreciation of English Bestsellers

4

2

32

0

16

2

3

42520001

Audio-Visual-Oral English 3A*

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

yes

42540019

Practical Phonetics

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42521008

Appreciation of English Drama

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42542018

Language and Culture

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42520011

American Popular Culture

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42540020

Rhetoric and Writing

5

2

32

0

16

1

3

42540017

Selected Readings in English Prose

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

36013001

Application of Modern Education Technology

5

2

24

32

6

3

42520014

Audio-Visual-Oral English 3B*

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

42520016

Cross-cultural Communication

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

42540021

English Academic Writing

6

1

20

0

10

1

3

42510012

English Teaching Techniques Training (X)

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42510013

English Teaching Methodology (X)

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

42544022

Analysis of Middle School English Course

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544023

English Competition Tutoring

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544024

Education Survey and Statistics

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544025

Classroom Activities Design

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544026

School-Based Curriculum Development

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544027

Moral Education and Class Management

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544028

Fundamentals of Educational Research

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544029

Educational Technology and Research Methods

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544035

Thoughts of Famous Chinese Education Experts

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544036

Thoughts of Famous Foreign Education Experts

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544037

Educational Policy and Administration

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544038

Teacher Academic Development

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544039

Family Education

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544040

Case Study of Classroom Teaching

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544041

Teacher Career Development and Psychological Health

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544042

School Psychological Counseling

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544043

Information Technology and Curriculum Integration

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

42544044

Introduction to Modern Distant Education

6

1

16

0

8

1

3

Major Courses

Required

42510015

Comprehensive English 1A

1

3

72

0

36

6

1

42510026

Comprehensive English 1B

2

3

96

0

48

6

42510015

1

42510017

Comprehensive English 2A

3

2

64

0

32

4

42510026

1

yes

42510018

Theory and Techniques of Translation A

3

2

32

0

16

2

42510026

1

yes

42510019

Comprehensive English 2B

4

2

64

0

32

4

42510017

1

yes

42510020

Theory and Techniques of Translation B

4

2

32

0

16

2

42510017

1

yes

42510021

Advanced Comprehensive English A

5

2

64

0

32

4

42510019

1

yes

47710007

Basic Interpretation (B)

5

1

32

0

16

2

42510019

2

yes

47710008

Translation of Practical Writings (B)

5

1

32

0

16

2

42510019

1

yes

42510024

Advanced Comprehensive English B

6

2

64

0

32

4

42510021

1

yes

47710009

Comparison of English and Chinese and Translation

6

2

32

0

16

2

42510020

1

yes

47710010

A Short History of Chinese and Western Translation

6

1

16

0

8

1

42510020

1

Elective

47723001

Translation Workshop*

4

2

32

0

16

2

42510018

3

42541002

History of British and American Literature*

4

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723003

Sight Interpretation*

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723004

Interpretation Workshop*

5

2

32

0

16

2

42510018

3

47723005

Consecutive Interpretation

5

2

32

0

16

2

42510018

3

42522003

Stylistics

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42522004

Introduction to Pragmatics

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

yes

47723006

Introduction to Chinese and Western Translation Theories

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42521011

Introduction to Comparative Literature

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42521009

Appreciation of English Poetry

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

47721007

Modern British Poetry

5

1

16

0

8

2

3

42523015

Appreciation of Famous Translations

5

1

16

0

8

2

3

42521009

Appreciation of Contemporary English Fiction

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42522005

Social Linguistics

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42523012

Style and Translation

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

42522006

Applied Linguistics

5

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723008

Literary Translation*

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723009

English Translation of Chinese Culture*

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723010

Translation Criticism

6

1

16

0

8

2

3

47723011

Simultaneous Interpretation

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

42522002

Discourse Analysis

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723012

Sci-Tech Translation

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723013

Translation of Chinese Classics

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723014

Computer-aided Translation

6

1

16

0

8

2

3

47723015

Business Interpretation

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723016

Journalistic Translation

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723017

Subtitling

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723018

Tourism Translation

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723019

Ad Translation

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723020

Legal Translation

6

2

32

0

16

2

3

47723021

Seminar on Translation

6

1

16

0

8

2

3

47722022

Modern American Poetry

6

1

16

0

8

2

3

47723023

Business Translation

6

2

32

0

18

2

3

VIII. Laboratory and/or Practice Credit Requirement

Laboratory and/or Practice

Credit

Internship

16

Probation

2

Graduation Thesis

8

IX. Community Education
Students are required to earn 3 credits for Innovation or Business Start-up during their 1st – 8th semesters. They can earn 1 credit for each of the items in the following list:
1. TEM 4 Certificate
2. TEM 8 Certificate
3. National Computer Rank Examination Certificate
4. Certificate of China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters
5. Certificate of National Accreditation Examinations for Translators and Interpreters
6. Certificate of Shanghai Interpretation Accreditation
7. Patent certificate
8. Papers in key journals
9. Prize from provincial or higher level competition
10. Certificate of practical skills
11. Professional certificate
12. Business start-up


X. Notes
1. Students are required to earn 12 credits for Elective General Education Courses, among which 4 credits are for courses of Sciences, 2 credits for courses of Arts and the rest 6 credits are autonomously earned by the students.
2. The courses of major of translation consist of Common Courses (30 credits), Required General Education Courses (21 credits), Required Major Courses (23 credits), Elective Major Courses (8 credits), and Elective General Education Courses (18 credits, among which 12 for optional elective course and 6 for cross-major courses), totaling 100 credits.
3. Courses marked with * are elective courses offered with priority.
4. Major divisions (marked by the 5th digit in Course Number): 1-Literature, 2-Linguistics, 3-Translation, 4-Teaching and Education.
5. This major requires one year’s internship, which is carried out in the 7th semester (16 credits) and 8th semester (8 credits) respectively. During the internship in the 8th semester. TEM 8 and graduation thesis should also be completed.
6. Students are allowed to graduate and are granted Bachelor of Arts if they have earned the designated number of credits (100 credits, with additional 3 credits for Community Education) within the designated time span, fulfilled all the practice/internship requirements, obtained the certificate for the designated foreign language test, and passed their thesis defense.



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