基本素養 Basic Literacy

厚植人文素養及西洋文學文化涵養
To cultivate their spirit of humanity and increase their knowledge of western literatures and cultures.
獨立思考、思辨、反省與推己及人
To think independently, analyze critically, reflect and sympathy
發揮專業、擴展國際視野、跨界學習
To demonstrate their professionalism, broaden their international perspectives and interdisciplinary studies

核心能力 Competence

人文素養與社會關懷能力
Ability to provide social concern with a spirit of humanity
熟稔各種理論基礎、收集分析文獻資料的能力
Ability to collect and analyze literature data with various theoretical foundations
完成學術論文及批判性書寫的能力
Ability to work on academic papers and critical writing
深入閱讀並解析外國文學、語言、文化等作品與論文的能力
Ability to read and analyze works or academic papers on foreign literatures, languages and cultures
國際視野、跨領域研究及適應能力
Ability to conduct interdisciplinary studies from international perspectives
獨立思考、團隊合作、創意研究及分析、解決問題的能力
Abilities to think independently, to perform a teamwork, to conduct creative research and analysis, and to solve problems.

課程概述 Course Description

This is, emphatically, a survey course for MA students. We will read the novels by firmly canonized British writers of the 19th-century including Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, George Eliot, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. I aim for us to arrive at a preliminary understanding and appreciation of these established 19th-century novelists, and a hopeful sense of the intriguing, valuable research that remains for us to do. We will approach these authors from aesthetic, historical, social and psychological perspectives, investigating into some of the existing criticism in order to discover and critique its presuppositions and adequacy. We will look at these works as both a reflection of 19th-century values and a means of creating, upholding and/or questioning these values. In addition to the paper proposal and finished term paper, students will collaborate to prepare discussion forums for selected critical works on the novels studied in this course. Moreover, students will be required to make oral presentations (roughly 15-20 minutes) on assigned novels as well as to help lead the subsequent discussions in class. Finally, if time allows, students will briefly present the research findings of their term papers.

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

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  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Peace Memorial Day—observed holiday; Begin reading Emma (textbooks available in instructor’s office)
    2Orientation: 19th-century Britain/novel; Continue reading Emma; Presentation Sign-up; Grouping
    3Emma; Group info. sheet due
    4Emma continued; rn #1 Due
    5Emma continued; Discussion Forum
    6Spring Break
    7Frankenstein
    8Frankenstein continued; rn #2 Due
    9Frankenstein continued; Discussion Forum
    10Adam Bede; Term Paper Proposal Due
    11Adam Bede continued; rn #3 Due
    12Adam Bede continued; Discussion Forum
    13Hard Times; rn #4 Due
    14Hard Times continued; Discussion Forum
    15Hard Times continued; Tess of d’Urbervilles; Annotated Bibliography Due
    16Tess of d’Urbervilles continued; Discussion Forum; rn #5 Due
    17Dragon Boat Festival—observed holiday (Tess of d’Urbervilles continued?)
    18Tess of d’Urbervilles continued; Term Paper Due & Presentation
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講? 否
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times? No
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)? 否
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours? No