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

世界小說專題研究
This course studies contemporary Anglophone fiction/film to explore the cultural impacts of globalization. To begin with, we will assess whether globalization inevitably leads to the erosion of cultural differences, producing thereby a global culture of homogeneity. We will then identify the cultural logic of globalization before we move on to speculate on how to construct an ethics for the era of globalization. An additional, and equally important, objective of this course is to expose students to a wide range of texts (novels and films) produced by Anglophone writers and directors. Students will give one or two oral presentations and submit one midterm paper (3-4 pages long) and one term paper (6-8 pages long).

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

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  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Introduction
    2National Holiday; no class
    3Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
    4Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
    5Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
    6Arundhati Roy,The God of Small Things
    7Arundhati Roy,The God of Small Things
    8Arundhati Roy,The God of Small Things
    9Zadie Smith, White Teeth
    10Zadie Smith, White Teeth
    11Zadie Smith, White Teeth
    12Alan Moore’s Watchmen
    13Alan Moore’s Watchmen
    14Alan Moore’s Watchmen
    15G. B. Tran, VietnAmerica
    16G. B. Tran, VietnAmerica
    17Presentations
    18Final Exam
     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.

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    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