Debate in Chinese: Survey of Great Chinese Thinkers
Introducing the main ideas of Confucianism through modern translations of canonical Chinese texts. Observing and examining the representation of information in multimedia, real-life situations, and current events. Learning the original stories behind idioms and the impact of those texts on the belief system in Chinese-speaking regions. Emphasizing oral proficiency in Chinese through various formats including inquiries, discussion, dialogue, debate, and role-play. Comparisons with respect to philosophical perspectives and approaches to manage critical issues between Chinese and Western cultures. Recommended prerequisite: Chinese 333, 407, or equivalent.