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College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts was founded in 1951, its predecessor was the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and the famous writer Wu Boxiao had once worked there. In Apr. 2003, it formally renamed the College of Liberal Arts. For fifty years, The College of Liberal Arts of Shenyang Teachers University has trained and delivered more than 40000 students of undergraduates,junior college students and graduate students for our country, it has made an important contribution to the educational business of Liaoning Province and rewarded by the superior related department for several times, in 1995 was elected to the advanced collective of Shenyang City, it is a main professional talented person base of Chinese Linguistics, Copy Secretary, News, etc. in Liaoning Province.

There are four department-units of the Chinese Language and Literature Department, Chinese Linguistics and Chinese as a Foreign Language Department, News Department and Copy Secretary Department, etc.; eleven teaching and research sections of the Literature and Arts, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Ancient Chinese Literature, Comparative Literature and World Literature, Grammatology,Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics and Philology, Chinese as a Foreign Language, Teaching of the Chinese Language, Journalism, Copy Secretary, etc.; seven research institutions of Handwriting Artist research institutes, “Dream of Red Mansions” research institutes, Child Literature research institutes, Film and Video research institutes, Chinese Classical Documents research institutes, Comparative Literature research institutes, Sinology College, etc.

The college has the teacher force of optimization for professional title, educational background, learning-cause, age and specialized field direction with higher teaching level and comprehensive effects to academic circles. There are sixty-four teachers and staff members, of whom fifty-two are full-time teachers. The full-time teachers are consisted of seventeen professors, twenty-three associate professors, ten lecturers, two teaching assistants. There are twenty- nine teachers with Doctor of Philosophy (including studying for Doctor's Degree) as well as twenty teachers with Master’s Degree.

The college sets up five authorization stations of Master’s Degree for Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature, Ancient Chinese Literature, Literature and Art, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Curriculum and Teaching Methodology (Chinese) and so on, five Special Visiting Students and Special direction for Chinese Language and Literature (Teacher-training), Chinese Linguistics, Chinese as a Foreign Language, Journalism and Secretarial Education, etc. The Chinese Language and Literature is under undergraduate exemplary in Liaoning Province. There are 1489 full-time system undergraduates, 120 graduate students, 158 educational masters, 18 students of research courses.

• Chinese Language and Literature (Teacher-training):

The college trains the highly specialized talented persons who are competent in teaching Chinese language and literature to high or middle school students and researching work, teaching and research men and other educational work, Chinese linguistics work with well-knit elements of Chinese language and literature, fundamental skills and better theoretical attainment. Main courses: Modern Chinese, Ancient Chinese, General Linguistics, Ancient Chinese Literature, Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature, Foreign Literature, Literature Theory, Grammatology, Teaching of the Chinese Language, etc.; graduate credit 165, Length of Study 3 to 8 years, awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree

• Chinese Language:

The college trains the highly specialized talented persons who are competent in teaching and researching for Chinese language and literature, teaching Chinese to foreigners, Chinese language management and application work in the college, Scientific Research Institution, Enterprise and Public Institution as well as related department of office with the systematic knowledge and special skills of Chinese and Linguistics, Chinese Literature and so on. Main courses: Modern Chinese, Ancient Chinese, General Linguistics, History of Chinese Language, Occident Linguistics, Foreign Languages, Chinese Information Processing, Literature Theory and so on. Graduate credit 165, Length of Study 3 to 8 years, awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree.

• Chinese as a Foreign Language:

The college trains the highly specialized linguistics persons who are competent in teaching and researching for Chinese language and literature, teaching Chinese to foreigner, bilingual teaching, Chinese language management and application practical work in the college, Scientific Research Institution, Enterprise and Public Institution as well as related department of office with the systematic knowledge and special skills of Chinese and Linguistics, Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture, Foreign Languages and so on. Main courses: Modern Chinese, Ancient Chinese, History of Chinese Language, General Linguistics, Occident Linguistics, Foreign Languages, teaching Chinese to foreigners, Ancient Literature, Modern Literature, Literature Theory, Grammatology, Teaching of the Chinese Language, Introduction to Chinese Culture and so on. Graduate credit 165, Length of Study 3 to 8 years, awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree.

• Journalism:

The college trains the highly specialized Journalism persons who are competent in editing; interviewing and managing work in Journalism, Publication and Publicity Department with the systematic speculative knowledge and skills, broad cultural and scientific knowledge as well as are familiarity with the news and propaganda policy and law. Main courses: Introduction to Journalism, Interviewing in Journalism, Writing in Journalism, Editing in Journalism, Commentary on Journalism, History of Chinese Journalism, Mass Communication, etc. Graduate credit 165, Length of Study 3 to 8 years, awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree.

• Secretarial Education:

The college trains the teachers of Secretary with fully development of virtue, wisdom and strength for vocational high school and trade school and the highly specialized secretarial persons of national public servant, social group, enterprise and public institution. Main courses: Amanuensis, Secretary, Office Practice of Modernization, Practical Writing, Statistics, Public Relationship Science, etc. Graduate credit 165, Length of Study 3 to 8 years, awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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