the history of ocean voyage and marine science; an introduction to the ocean as a chemical system with topics including important chemicals that affect our daily life and also drive marine ecosystems; the relationship between humans and the ocean-the impact of humans on the marine environment and Vice-versa.
ENG 3440 Literature and the Nobel Prize:
The course will focus on specific Nobel Prize winning literary works (poetry, drama, and/or fiction in English or in English translation). Literary works studied will also recognize the variety and scope of Nobel laureate writing in different genres and across different national or regional literary traditions.
ENG 3770 Literature and Film
This course will allow students to examine critically the process of storytelling across different media. Emphasis will be put on the roles played by the narrator and the camera in shaping readers'/audience's
understanding. It will explore the inter-relationship between literature and film, and examine how the word and the image (re)present reality.
ENG 1190 Introduction to the Study of Language:
This course aims at enhancing students' linguistic awareness via the study of different aspects of human language (especially the English language). Students will be introduced to the acquisition of language, the sound patterns and the word structures of language, the rules that govern the use of language, historical changes of language, culture, society and language, etc.
V.A. 2200 From Liquid to Solid: The Art of Glass Blowing:
This course will provide students with the basic knowledge, practice and experience in glass blowing. Glass is a highly versatile material. Glass blowing is the most exciting glass making technique, and also a unique skill among most art material. It could be used in every day life from functional tableware and product or as a medium for fine art production. The learning of glass blowing will allow students to apply their knowledge in drawing, sculpture, installation and design, to enable a broader dimension on artistic expression, as well as to activate their imagination.
In addition to these courses, I will be taking a non-credit Introductory Mandarin course for part of the semester.