The Outline of Chinese Modern History
Chinese Modern History is essential to all majors. By applying scientific methods, students will improve their ability to analyze historic process, events and personalities and have the independent learning and exploration capabilities.
This course is composed of ten chapters. Students successfully completing this course will understand the historical process of Chinese Modern History and master two tough historic tasks of liberation of the masses and prosperity of the nation.
Through this course, students will understand the course and lessons of struggle of social elite and people for saving the nation from subjugation and have the correct understandings of how Chinese people chose Communist Party of China and Marxism so as to establish the belief that only socialism can save and develop China.
Ideological and Moral Cultivation and Legal Basis
The teaching objectives of “Ideological and Moral Cultivation and Legal Basis" are to help college students to improve their ideological and ethical standards and legal quality in an all-round way. Taking Marxism as guides and taking the education of outlook on world, life, value, morality and law as main contents, the course leads college students to establish lofty ideals and beliefs, carry forward the great spirit of patriotism, set up correct outlook on life and values, strengthen conscientiously ideological and moral cultivation, enhance the consciousness of studying, obeying and practicing the law, eventually bring up themselves to all-round development of talent.
The objective of this course is to improve the students’ ability to analyze and solve problems, cultivate their awareness of strengthening initiatively self-cultivation, improve their ability of employing consciously Marxist standpoint, perspective and method to guide life.
Mao Zedong Thought and the Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
Grasp the overall theoretic system of Mao Zedong Thought and the Chinese characteristic socialism theory system. Understand the Chinese communist party combines the fundamental principles of Marxism with China's concrete practice to realize the historical process of Chinization of Marxism and the theoretical results. Key master the essence of Chinization of Marxism theoretical results, that is the ideological line of seeking truth from facts and insist on the road to socialism with Chinese characteristics. Master the essence and tasks of socialism. Have the correct understandings of the importance of the reform and opening up. Grasp Chinese political, economic, cultural, and social development achievements and problems.
Through this course, help student to set up the correct world outlook, the outlook on life and values. Improve their capacity of analyzing and understanding the actual problem of china's economic and social development. Develop the capacity of scientific understanding and analyzing complex social phenomenon. Firm their ideal faith.
Introduction to the Basic Principles of Marxism
The aim of this course is to provide students with a systematic understanding of the basic Marxist theories and to help students grasp Marxist outlook of world and Marxist methodology, establish Marxist outlook on life and values, and use what they learn in the class to analyze and solve social practical problems.
This course will enable students to understand and master the basic principles of Marxist philosophy, grasp the nature of human society and the dynamic mechanic as well as the main laws of social development, investigate the new situations and new problems appearing in the developmental process of both capitalism and socialism, understand the historical necessity of socialism replacing capitalism, and strengthen the communist belief in the final victory of Marxism and communism.
Social Practice of Ideological and Political Theory
This course guides students to integrate theory with practice, use Marxism Leninism, Mao Zedong thought, Deng Xiaoping theory, the introduction to the important thought of "Three Represents" and the important thought of "Three Represents" to understand and treat various social problems, deepen the understanding of the party's and the country's current situations, policies, and cultivate and consolidate scientific world outlook, revolutionary outlook on life and correctness in practical investigation and research.
Situation and Policy
As an important part of the Ideological and Political Theories Courses, Current Affairs & Policies, an obligatory course for all undergraduates, is one of the main methods of teaching the students the current affairs and policies.
Guided by Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thoughts of Three Represents, thoroughly applying the Scientific Outlook on Development and closely integrated with practice of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and based on the students’ idealistic characteristics, this course chooses the hot issues which attracts the their attention to help students get a clear understanding of the situation both at home and abroad, understand the line, principles and policies of CPC comprehensively, enhance their ability to recognize and grasp the current situation and their confidence and determination to stick to the socialist road with Chinese characteristics under the leadership of CPC and study hard for building a well-off society in an all-round way.
Introduction to Computer Science
This course is set for the freshmen of Information Management and System (IMS), and is the basis of other courses later. It aims to pave the basis for the freshmen to understand the popular concepts and techniques about computer science. To do so, this course categorizes the topics into three levels to help the students to (1) use popular techniques to convenience the study and life here; (2) know how to do programming, which is the fundamental skill for the students majoring in computer related departments like CS, S.S.E, and IMS; (3) understand the related concepts and theories about computer science, which cover some popular and primary topics like computer architecture, networking, and database systems, etc.
Theory of Military Affairs
This course aims to teach students some basic military knowledge, like national defense of China, military thought and military history, world military affairs (international military situation and peripheral security environment), basic military high technologies, information warfare, etc.
The course develops rigorous training and discipline skills. During two weeks training students living in the strict military camp environment. Training helps students to understand basic survival skills, such as self-protection, first-aid sills and field survival. The training aims to teach students the importance of self-discipline and team cooperation
Through lectures, drills and variety of physical exercises, this course introduces student’s theory and fundamental skills in basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, etc. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to grasp basic principle of physical training and improve physical fitness.
English and Study Skills I&II
（for students of BJTU-LU programs）
The main aim of this course is the continued development of the four skills and general academic skills in readiness for entry into the second year of the students’ degree programme at BJTU, which is the equivalent of Lancaster University’s Part 1. This includes the development of the students’ communicative competency, to get them to a degree of accuracy, coherence and fluency, at both the sentence and discourse level. It also introduces the concept of reflective learning styles and students are asked to keep a diary in English of their experiences on the course and their own personal development. The students are expected to continue this practice over the next two ESS modules.
In addition, the students are taught subject-specific study skills in readiness for their transition to their academic programme. The course is divided into two streams with those students who are going onto a Social Sciences degree, such as Business Studies, in one group and those going into a Science degree, such as Computer Science in a second group. For example, amongst other skills to be taught, the students in the Social Sciences group learn how to write an extended piece of work such as argumentative-style essays and how to conduct case studies, whilst those in the Science stream learn how to work on extended projects and write up their results in a scientific format.
English and Study Skills III&IV
（for students of BJTU-LU programs）
The students remain in their pathway groups in order to develop further their English competency for specific academic purposes. The students are given on-going support in all four skills, with the aim of ensuring that they can express relevant ideas in both spoken and written forms, clearly, without any undue extra burden on the listener or reader to try to understand those views expressed. They are also given strategies for the effective and successful participation in seminars and strategies for taking notes and understanding new concepts whilst listening to lectures.
The main aim of this course is the continuation of the development of the students’ language and academic skills to enable them to meet the demands of Part 1 delivered entirely in English. In order to do this, the English and study skills taught are integrated into their subject-disciplines, and are aimed at facilitating the development of the students’ cognitive skills as they begin to learn the fundamental concepts of their academic subject.
In addition, this course is aimed at building students’ reflective and critical-thinking skills through problem-solving, self-evaluation, the synthesis of source materials, the evaluation and analysis of data in their subject-specific areas. The emphasis is on teaching the students to be active and independent learners. This is assessed by an extended research essay or science project including a bibliography of texts consulted and appropriately referenced.
Critical Reading and Writing
(for students of BJTU-RIT program)
Critical Reading and Writing is a one semester 3-credit course. This course is designed to help students develop the literacy practices they will need to be successful in their First-Year Writing course (UWRT 150). Students will read, understand, interpret, and synthesize a variety of texts. Assignments are designed to challenge students intellectually, culturally and rhetorically. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will improve their writing by developing academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened in First-Year Writing. Particular attention will be given to critical reading, academic writing conventions, and revision. The class structure promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity in academic writing.
(for students of BJTU-RIT program)
This 3-credit course is designed to develop your proficiency in analytical and rhetorical reading and writing, and critical thinking. (Prerequisite: UWRT 100)
You will read, understand, and interpret a variety of non-fiction texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. These texts are designed to challenge you intellectually and to stimulate your writing for a variety of contexts and purposes. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, you will develop academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened throughout your academic career. Particular attention will be given to the writing process, including an emphasis on teacher-student conferencing, critical self-assessment, class discussion, peer review, formal and informal writing, research, and revision. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity for both current academic and future professional writing.
Literature, Culture and Media
(for students of BJTU-RIT program)
Students will study literary and cultural texts selected from traditional literature to contemporary media and culture (including mythology, poetry, plays, novels, film, graphic novels, television, and digital literature). Students will analyze these texts from a variety of perspectives and become familiar with the history of debates about literature and/or culture as arenas of human experience. Individual sections will vary in their foci.
To develop analytical skills through reading, discussion, and writing.
To develop critical thinking skills through close reading of literary texts, cultural artifacts, and critical/analytical essays on these subjects.
To introduce the skills, principles, and terminology of literary interpretation.
To gain an appreciation for the art and politics of literary and cultural representations.
To develop an awareness of the correlation between literary and cultural artifacts, and their social and cultural contexts.
To gain a broad understanding of genres—in literary, oral, aural, and visual media—as well as how these genres can interact with one another.
To become familiar with scholarly and popular debates over literary canons, critical analysis, and cultural studies.
(for students of BJTU-RIT program)
This course presents a study of global literature by engaging in critically informed analysis of texts from different geographical regions or cultural perspectives. Students will discover new modes for thinking about what “global literature” is, and how globalizing impulses have changed and shaped our world. One of the goals of the class is to analyze and discuss the works in their respective socio-historical contexts, with a special focus on the theme of encounter or “contact zones.”The impact of various factors such as migration, nationality, class, race, gender, generation, and religion will also be taken into consideration. The course can be repeated up to 2 times, for 6 semester credit hours, as long as the topics are different.
(for students of BJTU-RIT program)
This course provides an in-depth look at literary giants and the masterpieces of prose or poetry they have created; it’s an opportunity to see the role they played both within the context of their own time and within the larger span of literary history. These great authors confront key questions of modernity that continue to occupy us to this day; they ask the question of what it means to be human and explore fundamental human themes. They give us a fresh perspective on the past and on ourselves.
Introduce students to the textual corpus of a highly esteemed and influential author
Enable students to read that work in relation to the biographical and historical background of the author and to examine the more recent influence of that work on contemporary audiences
Facilitate the practice of written literary analysis
Support students as they gain fluency with research and proper documentation of secondary sources (historical and/or critical) in a written analysis
C programming language
For students in non-CS major, through the study of this course, they can train their capacity of logical and computational thinking. The course makes it easier for them to understand the working process of computer, and how to use computer to solve specific problems. It is the foundation of some advanced courses, and also lays the foundation for programming in other majors.
The course introduces the basic principles, ideas and methods of program design. It elaborated the fundament knowledge and procedural programming methods of C programming language, including data types supported by C, usages of expressions, there essential programming constructs, modular programming, applications of array, code preprocessing, pointer, struct, union, file, etc. Through the study, students can make use of C programming language to correctly describe data, understand common algorithms, use functions to achieve modular programming and use them to solve some simple problems. Students can know well the development process of programs, be familiar with C programming language, and grasp the methods of program debugging.
Java Programming Language
This course is an introduction to Java programming language and object-oriented programming conception. It is designed for students with little or even without programming experience using Java or other programming languages. After the completion of this course, students will be able to solve a real problem using Java. To this end, students should gain the following abilities or skills.
Having a grasp of the conception of object-oriented programming.
Formulating programmatic solutions and implementing steps for a real problem
Writing and debugging Java scripts to obtain a correct result.
Developing a larger program by cooperating with colleagues of a team.
Calculus (B) Ⅰ
Calculus is the crowning achievement of the 17th century mathematics. It is the branch of mathematics used to describe motion and it has a multitude of applications in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, and the social and biological sciences. In this semester, we will concentrate on calculus of unary function. Differential calculus dealt with the problem of calculating rates of change. This course also cover the 1st and second order linear differential equations and their applications in science and engineering.
Calculus (B) II
Calculus is one of the most important compulsory courses in science and engineering, and economic management. Calculus has been widely used in various economic activities. Calculus is not only the essential basic knowledge of modern science and technology, but also the basic course of some subsequent courses.
This course focuses on making students master basic theories and methods of calculus, infinite series and ordinary differential equations systematically. To develop students' ability to analyze and solve problems, have a more rigorous logical reasoning ability. Lay a mathematical foundation for subsequent courses.
Geometry and Algebra (B)
The course is an important basic course to students majoring in Engineering and science. The goal of this course is to provide the students with the fundamental concepts, theories and methods of Linear algebra and analytic geometry , and to heighten student’s ability in abstract thinking, inference and proof and geometry intuition.
Probability and Mathematical Statistics (B)
The goal of this course is to provide the student with a comprehensive view with respect to foundation of probability theory and mathematical statistics .The course is mainly to study random phenomena and their statistical regularity.
This course is organized into seven parts –Probability and random events. Random variable and distribution. Multidimensional random variable and distribution. Figure characteristic of random variable. Large number law and central limit theorem. Parameter Estimation. Hypothesis testing.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to master the basic theory and method of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, enhance students' ability to engage in scientific research, and to analyze problems and solve some practical problems.
Complex Function and Integral Transformations (A)
The curriculum of Complex Functions and Integral Transformations B is an important specialty basic mathematical course to modern technological university. It is a prerequisite course of learning specialty major content to these students from E-college, College of Science, College of Civil engineering, College of electrical and mechanical, etc.
This curriculum is a requisite course to most of these students in the technological university, which is also an important subsequent course after calculus. It is a bridge to connect mathematical theory with specialized knowledge and practical issues. After learning it, we can not only enlarge our mathematical theory, but also improve our skills of problem solving and enhance your mathematical quality in a large extent.
Introduction to Physics
This course is a required basic course for students with the Information Management and System Program. This course includes overview of Physics, Initial ideas and birth of Physics, classical Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Quantum Theory, Relativity Theory, Cosmology, and several Physical subjects with application and culture combinations. This course is a general overview of science, taking into account 1) the combination of physics and management, to guide students to establish a scientific consciousness, and obtain the scientific research methods. 2) Based on Physical concepts and principles, some important discoveries in the development of Physics are reviewed, and the way of thinking, scientific method and spirit of the famous physicists are summarized. 3) Combined with technologies and engineering applications, science and fiction, and close connection of other subjects with Physics, the rich connotation and extension of Physics can be shown, which is useful to help students to obtain the method of using sciences to analyze problems.
University Physics (A) I
Our goal is to convey the excitement of the physicist's quest to understand nature at its deepest level, and at the same time to provide the knowledge and tools that students will need to continue their studies in engineering. The course will convey the basic knowledge of physics to students, train student’s capabilities in physical modeling, scientific analyzing, problem solving, and knowledge obtaining, and develop students’ appreciation of physics.
The course will benefit the students who have taken part in all required activities and meet the assessment standards.
University Physics (A) II
Physics is the science of studying the fundamental structure, interaction of matter
and the most basic and universal form of motion and their mutual transformation. It is the basis of scientific research and engineering technology.
University physics is not only an important basic theory course, but also an important course of scientific quality education. The goal of the course is to make students master physics knowledge, study scientific methods and train quality ability.
The task is to enable students to master the basic ideas and methods of theoretical physics, rigorous training, honest scientific attitude and innovative spirit, to raise problems, analyze and solve the problems and the ability to obtain knowledge, and to realize the coordinated development of knowledge, ability and quality.
This course is the second course in a basic college physics series course. The main contents include: vibration and wave (mechanical vibration and mechanical wave), heat (molecular kinetics and thermodynamics), optics (geometrical optics, wave optics, focusing on interference, diffraction, and polarization), relativity (focus on special relativity), quantum physics (quantum physics basis and atoms, molecules and solids)
Physics Experiments I
PART ONE, Introduction of Physics Labs: measurements and errors, significant figures of data, calculations with uncertainties, graphical representation of data, and method of least squares, and so on.
PART TWO, Mechanics & Waves Experiments: moment of inertia and measurement of Young’s modulus by static method involve torsion pendulum and optical lever enlargement method. The adjustment and use of oscilloscope, the speed of sound by ultrasonic wave and measurement Young’s modulus by resonance method cover the following methods: direct measurement method and Lissajous Figure method, standing wave method, phase comparison method and resonance method. The generation and transmission of ultrasonic wave covers the characteristic of longitudinal wave and shear wave, such as velocity, frequency and wavelength.
PART THREE, Atomic Physics Experiments: the Franck-Hertz experiment, the charge to mass ratio of electron, the electron work function of metal, and line spectra of hydrogen atom and Rydberg constant involve the physics quantities: energy level, exicted state, the charge to mass ratio of electron, work function of metal and Rydberg constant.
Physics Experiments II
Basic college physics experiments is a compulsory course set for the college students of Optoelectronics Information Science & Engineering and Material Chemistry, and Basic College Physics Experiments (II) is the second part of it.
The experiments (II) help students receive systematic experimental methods and skills training, and mainly about comprehensive and designing experiments. The course focuses on improving practical abilities and the awareness of innovation, thus to lay a good foundation for future learning and work.