Master’s Programs
 

Master’s Programs


1.Theory of Literature and Art
This program has a strong team of faculty members, including four professors, one associate professor and two lecturers, among whom five hold Ph.D. degrees. With more than 20 academic books issued and over 100 academic papers published on many important academic journals, the faculty have won many social science awards at provincial and ministerial levels. In addition, many faculty members have undertaken a large number of research programs supported by “National Funds of Social Science”, “Funds of Ministry of Education”, “Funds of Ministry of Culture”, and “Fund of Social Science Supported by Shandong Province”, etc. Based on its advantageous position in educational resources, this program offers four research directions: Literary Aesthetics and Aesthetic Culture, Chinese Literary Theory and Culture, Film and Television Studies, and Popular Art Research.


Major courses:

Western Literary Theories, Chinese Literary Theory and Aesthetic, The 20th century Western Philosophy and Aesthetics, Literary and Aesthetic Study, Film and Television Studies, The Western Marxist Literary Study, Pop Art Research, The Poetics of Culture.


Supervisors:

Xue Yongwu, Zhang Shengbing, Wu Xinming, Chai Yan, Wang Xiaoqiang


2. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

The faculty of this program includes two professors and four associate professors, among whom one is a doctoral supervisor. In recent years, many academic books and nearly 100 papers by the faculty have been published on important journals. With many research programs having been accomplished successfully, the faculty have won a great deal of social science awards at provincial and ministerial levels. The academic heads of the program are of great prominence in their research fields. This Program offers two research directions: Social Linguistics and Teaching Chinese as A Second Language.


Major courses:

Linguistics, Theory of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Applied linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Methodology of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Second Language, Acquisition Theories.


Supervisors:

Liu Zhongfu, Li Jun, Xingjun, Wang Ying, Chen Yongsheng.


3.Chinese Language Philology
The faculty of this program include two professors and two lecturers. Currently, the program offers two research directions: Generalized Philology and Chinese Lexicology. The academic leaders of the program enjoy great reputation in their fields. With 10 academic books issued by famous publishing houses and more than 100 papers published on such journals as Chinese Language, the faculty members have made lots of academic achievements. In recent years, they have won many social science awards and completed a large number of research programs.


Major courses:

The Research History of Chinese, Linguistics, Semeiology, The Study of Prehistory Signs before writing system, Chinese lexicology, The applying and practive of semeioplogy and linguistics.


Supervisors:

Huang Yaping, Liu Zhongfu, Xing Jun, Chen Yongsheng.


4.Ancient Chinese Literature
Ancient Chinese Literature program for M.A. degree has a strong faculty team, including five professors, one associate professor and three lecturers. Two National Social Science Fund Projects have been completed by the faculty so far.
Currently, the faculty are undertaking four Humanities and Social Science Fund Projects of Ministry of Education, one key provincial project, and one national social science fund project. Faculty members have won five Provincial Social Sciences Awards for outstanding achievements. There are four research directions in this program: the Ancient Chinese poem, Ancient Chinese novel and drama, Theory of Ancient Chinese Literature, Chinese Folk Literature and Culture of Different Dynasties. Graduates are required to have the consciousness to inherit excellent traditional culture ideas, to systematically master professional knowledge and keep up with academic trends, and to have the ability to conduct scientific research work.


Major courses:

Chinese Bibliography, Poetry Metrical science, Ancient Chinese literary criticism topics, The History of Chinese Folk Literature, Research on Chinese Literature Criticism, Chinese Prose History, History of Chinese Poetry, The History of Chinese Classical Fictions.


Supervisors:

Leng Weiguo, Li Yang, Wang Qingyun, Sun Lan, Ju Yan, Wang Yanfei, Niu Yueming, Xue Haiyan.


5. Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
Four professors along with other excellent faculty members constitute a strong team. OUC academic leaders in this research fields have obtained much influence. They have published 21 professional monographs, and more than 100 academic papers in such authoritative and important academic journals as Literature Review, Xinhua Digest and China Modern Literature Studies. They have also completed five projects, including the national social science fund project, Ministry of Education planning projects, the Ministry of Culture research base project, as well as two science fund planning projects of Shandong Province. Besides, one national social science fund Project and one planning project of Ministry of Education are being undertaken at present. There are three research directions in this program: Children's Literature, the Works of Modern and Contemporary Writers and Feminine Literature.


Major courses:

Methodology for study in modern & contemporary Chinese literature, the Analyses of Chinese modern and contemporary literary, Western Philosohpy and Aesthetics in the 20th Century, Studies in history of Chinese children's literature, the Research on Chinese modern and contemporary authors and works, Study of Female Literature.


Supervisors:

Zhu Ziqiang, Xu Yan, Wen Fengqiao, Ma Chunhua, Ding Yuzhu, Wang Ping, He Weiqing.


6.Comparative Literature and World Literature
Under the M.A. Program of Comparative Literature and World Literature, there are two research directions: comparative literature and world literature. Two professors, one associate professor and three lecturers build up a strong faculty team. Among them, four have Ph.D. degrees and the other two are Ph.D. candidates. Most of them have the experience of studying or working abroad and have established academic exchanges with their counterparts from home and abroad. Their academic monographs and translation works have been published by renowned publishing houses, meanwhile, more than 100 academic articles by the faculty members of this program have been published in important journals at home and abroad. They have won many awards at provincial, ministerial and municipal levels and are undertaking some more provincial and ministerial academic research projects at the time of writing.


Major courses:

Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Literatures, Methodology of Comp. Lit. & World Lit. Study, Western Literary Theories, Cross-Cultural Studies (English Medium), Comparative Poetics, Issues in Western Modernist Literature, Western Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism, Guided Reading of Classic Works in Comp. Lit. & World Lit. Studies (Bilingual Medium), Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Cultures, Relationship between Chinese Literature and Foreign Literature, Bible and Foreign Literature, Issues in Contemporary Western Fiction, Study of Western Female Literature, Issues in Research on Eastern Literature


Supervisors:

Luo Yirong, Li Mengyu, Liushuang


7.Media Culture

This program has an excellent team of faculty members, which is comprised of four professors and four associate professors, six of whom have received Ph.D. degrees. The academic heads in the program are famous scholars who have exerted certain academic influences in relevant fields. They have solid foundations in theory and good practical application abilities. The faculty have made great achievements in the field of journalism and communication, and more than 30 monographs have been published by China Social Sciences Press, Higher Education Press, Peking University Press and Tsinghua University Press etc., and more than 100 academic papers on important journals at home and abroad. The faculty have undertaken more than 10 research projects such as National Social Science Fund project, Ministry of Education planning projects, and Social Science Planning Fund Projects of Shandong Province. The program has three research directions: Journalism and Social Culture, Television News and Communication, and Advertising and Brand culture.


Major courses:

Journalism Practice, Communication Theory, Theory of Advertising, Media Economics Studies, TV News Study, Brand Culture.


Supervisors:

Zhang Wei,Fu Genqing, Wu Xinming, Ouyang Xia, Yufan.

 


8. Ancient Chinese History



9. Modern Chinese History


10. History on Particular Subjects


11.Historical Geography
Under the first-level discipline of Chinese History, the College offers four graduate programs in second-level disciplines, namely, ancient Chinese history, modern Chinese history, history on particular subjects, and historical geography. In terms of teaching and research capability, the college boasts OUC Institute for Maritime Culture Studies, the OUC Center for Japan Studies and the Research Center for Sino-Korean Maritime Culture. The OUC Institute for Maritime Culture Studies is the first organization of its kind set up by the university to conduct academic research and foster professionals in the field of maritime culture, and has developed into one of the core units of OUC’s Research Base For Ocean Development, which has been authorized as a Key Research Base for Humanities and Social Sciences under the State Ministry of Education, as well as the National “985 Project” Research and Innovation Base in Philosophy and Social Sciences. The Institute is also a key part of the National Research Center for Cultural Industry located in this college. Both the OUC Center for Japan Studies and the Research Center for Sino-Korean Maritime Cultures are interdisciplinary research institutions on the ocean, humanities and regional cooperation.


There are eight professors and associate professors, and three lecturers, all holders of doctoral degrees from renowned universities at home or abroad. Three publications are compiled by the team, namely the Journal of Maritime Culture Studies of China, the Journal of Japan Studies of OUC, and the China’s Maritime Culture Development Report (government report). The faculty have undertaken dozens of key projects at national, provincial and ministerial level as well as international cooperative projects. In addition, international cooperation and partnerships are established with academic institutions from such countries and regions as Korea, Japan, Germany, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.


All four programs for master degree place emphasis on the features of maritime history and culture studies, focusing on the study of Chinese maritime civilization and heritage, the study of coastal cities and regional society and culture, and the study of Sino-foreign relations. Particularly, greater emphasis are attached to the study of East-Asia maritime relations and China’s maritime rights, as well as the study of ocean resources and historical environmental changes of sea and land. Much importance is attached to the recruiting and fostering of postgraduate students with proficiency in English, Japanese, or Korean.


Major courses:

Theories and Methods of Historiography, Studies on Chinese Historical Records, Chinese History of Maritime Civilization, Special Studies on Ancient Chinese History, Special Studies on Archaeological Culture of China, Special Studies on Chinese Modern Communities &Cultures, Special Studies on Historical Culture of Coastal Cities, Special Studies on China-abroad History of Cultural Communication, Special Studies on Historic Relations of China & North-East- Asia, Special Studies on Chinese Maritime Historical Geography.


Supervisors:

Qu Jinliang, Xiu Bin, Zhao Chengguo, Yang Xiuying, Chen Jie, Ma Shuhua, Ji Lizhen, Min Ruiwu.


12.Cultural Industry Management
Offered by the Department of Cultural Industry, this program is one of the first graduate programs in Cultural Industry Management in China, and has 12 full-time faculty members, including 3 professors, 3 associate professors and 5 lecturers. Among them, 11 have obtained doctoral degree from prestigious universities at home or abroad. Thanks to the academic influence of outstanding OUC faculty members in this field, the department is now the major supporting institution of the National Center for Cultural Industry in OUC. Faculty members in this program have undertaken many of national and provincial research projects, and published more than 20 monographs, textbooks, and over a hundred academic papers at home and abroad. The research topics include cultural industry development, maritime cultural industry and human resource of cultural industry. Apart from the students who major in cultural industry management, those with educational background in economics, management, and other fields in humanities and Social Sciences are also welcomed to join this interdisciplinary program.


Major courses:

Topic on Cultural Industries, Topic on Marine Cultural Industries, Cultural Industries Policies and Regulations, Topic on Cultural Industries Professionals, Culture Enterprise Research, Cultural Policies of Western Countries, Topic on Talent Aesthetics, Topic on Cartoon Industries, Literature Resources and Cultural Industries, Topic on Urban Culture, Topic on Marine Cultural Heritage, Pop Art Research, Industry Economics.


Supervisors:

Zhang Shengbing, Xue Yongwu, Zhang Libo.


13.Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
Teaching Chinese as a Second Language program at Ocean University of China has been established for 30 years, and this program has a faculty of more than 30 professional full-time teachers who engage in international Chinese language teaching. The newly established program Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) is supported by rich academic resources and teaching facilities, and there are more than 10 practice bases and an International Student Center which provide multi services for international students. The program has established exchanges and cooperation with many countries and regions all over the world.


MTCSOL is a new and highly integrated, interdisciplinary program. Featured exotrophy, crossculture and openness, it encompasses multi disciplines such as Chinese linguistics, foreign linguistics, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, culturology and some other disciplines. Besides, greater emphasis are attached to practical training in this program.


This program aims to educate professionals to meet the tremendous need for personnels in international Chinese language education at home and abroad.


Admission Requirements:
1. Graduates from the disciplines of Chinese, foreign languages, education, psychology, or history, and interested in a career of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(TCSOL);
2. Foreign citizens with a Chinese proficiency and interested in a career of TCSOL ;
3. In-service teachers in state-run institutions and privately operated schools;


Future Job Opportunities:
MTCSOL degree holders can be faculty members of TCSOL in educational institutions at home and abroad, or to be engaged in promoting international Chinese program and international culture exchanges in government departments, universities or enterprises.


Major courses:

Theories of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL), Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, Case Studies of Chinese Language Teaching, Chinese Culture Communication, Intercultural Communication, Teaching of Chinese Language Elements, Modernized Technology and Language Teaching, Introduction to Materials and Resources in Chinese Language Teaching, Culture of Individual Nations and Areas, History of Chinese Thoughts, Traditional Chinese Crafts and Skills, Study of Faculty Development, Topics on School Education Abroad, Internship, Thesis Writing.


Supervisors:

Wang Qingyun, Liu Zhongfu, Xing Jun, Wang Ying, Liu Shuang, Ma Chunhua, Sun Lan, Wang Yanfei.


14.China Studies (English-taught program for international students)

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