National Taiwan Normal University Course Outline
Spring , 2024

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I.Course information
Serial No. 1377 Course Level Undergraduate
Course Code EAU0238 Chinese Course Name 財經英文
Course Name English for Finance and Economics
Department Department of East Asian Studies
Two/one semester 1 Req. / Sel. Sel.
Credits 3.0 Lecturing hours Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite Course
Course Description
Day & Class Period/Location Mon. 6-8 Main Cheng 105
Curriculum Goals Corresponding to the Departmental Core Goal
1. To have a fundamental knowledge on the related terms and the basics in finance and economics. College:
 1-1 Understanding the basic connotation and profound literacy of international sinology, cultural thinking, regional politics and economics
2. To have a fundamental knowledge on the related terms and the basics in finance and economics. College:
 2-1 Possessing the ability of conducting basic academic research on sinology and culture and international politics and economics
3. To study not only the fundamental concepts of finance and economics, but also the practical practices and issues through case/news studies and classroom discussions College:
 3-1 Within the ability of macroscopic thinking, independent thinking, professional research and critical introspection
4. To help students build up their professional knowledge, improve their ability to explore and exploit, and polish their interpersonal skills with an emphasis on ethics and moral values. College:
 4-2 Being able to examine, understand and respect the cultural differences and pluralism. And being able to follow social ethics and possessing vocation.

II. General Syllabus
Instructor(s) TIEN, Cheng-Li/ 田正利

(Tentative) Main units and weekly subjects:

This course covers six units:

Financial Situations in a Corporation, Money and Banking, Accounting, Trade and Commerce, Business and Investment, and Economy Issues.

Weekly subjects (tentative):

Weeks 1 & 2: Course Introduction & Financial Situation in a Corporation

Objective: Weeks 1 and 2 aim at course introduction and Unit 1 (Financial Situation in a Corporation) with subjects including profit and loss, stock, financial instrument, insider dealing, etc.

Weeks 3 & 4: Money and Banking 

Objective: Weeks 3 and 4 aim at Unit 2 (Money and Banking) with subjects including numbers, borrowing and lending, the money supply, interest rates, etc.

Weeks 5 & 6: Accounting

Objective: Weeks 5 and 6 aim at Unit 3 (Accounting) with subjects including accounting principles, types of assets, financial statements, auditing, etc.

Week 7: Review and Supplement/Preview (Unit 4: Trade and Commerce)

Week 8: Supplement/Preview and Midterm Exam

Weeks 7-9: Trade and Commerce

Objective: Weeks 7-9 aim at Unit 4 (Trade and Commerce) with subjects including ways of selling, international trade, imports and exports, customs duties, etc.

Weeks 10 & 11: Business and Investment

Objective: Weeks 10 & 11 aim at Unit 5 (Business and Investment) with subjects including financial management, starting business, risk assessment, rise and fall, etc.

Weeks 12 & 13: Economy Issues

Objective: Weeks 12 & 13 aim at Unit 6 (Economy Issues) with subjects including basic terms of economics, express the content of graphs, economic cycle, industries, etc.

Week 14: Review and Supplement

Week 15: Final Presentations

Week 16: Course Wrap-Up and Final Exam

Instructional Approach
Methods Notes
Formal lecture Lecturing key contents and leading discussion
Group discussion Group/class discussion for case/news studies
Media, audio, visual materials Multimedia may be included to supplement learning.
Grading assessment
Methods Percentage Notes
Midterm Exam 20 % Midterm exam
Final exam 10 % Final exam
Class discussion involvement 15 % 5+5+5 (Will explain in class)
Attendances 25 % Attendances
Presentation 30 % Final Presentation
Required and Recommended Texts/Readings with References

* Curtis M. Revis Seubert, 2012, Absolute Financial English: All the Basics You Need to Know, 寂天文化

Supplementary resources:

CNN Business


* Required for class

This course outline is subject to change without notice or with notice in class or via emails. Thank you.

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