Ph.D Program in Cross-cultural Studies : Language Acquisition


PhD Program in Cross-cultural Studies: Language Acquisition

Program Introduction 
The PhD Program in Communication University of China has a strong cognitive science and research focus for students working in English as a foreign language. The program draws upon the expertise of distinguished faculty members, who have published substantially and undertaken national research projects in the field of language acquisition. PhD candidates do not follow a prescribed course of study but carry out their own research project under the guidance of personal supervisors. In addition to meetings with supervisors, you will have access to a range of academic activities such as seminars, workshops, conferences, field trips to support and develop your writing and research skills. We will also encourage you to develop your critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills. A candidate should be committed to the preparation of a thesis of not more than 80,000 words that makes a significant contribution to research in language acquisition. Students will be awarded Doctor of Arts in Cross-cultural Studies upon successful completion of the program. 

Program Duration: 3 academic years 

Language: The language of teaching and thesis writing is English. 

Key Research Areas
Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
Discourse Linguistics
Cognitive Pragmatics
Computational Linguistics.
Second Language Processing
Second Language Assessment

Admission Criteria
1.Applicant should have Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree
2.Applicant should have educational background or working experience relevant to the subject of study.
3.Applicant should have sufficient English language proficiency.

Course Requirments:
Students are required to complete at least 24 credits of course work and an Academic Practicum and Field Work which consists 3 credits. In addition to the above cross-cultural courses for selection, the candidates will have cutting-edge core Ph.D. courses:
CCSD001 Frontiers in Cross-Cultural Studies
CCSD002 Theoretical Linguistics
CCSD003 Audiovisual Translation and Dissemination
CCSD004 Theories of Audiovisual Translation
CCSD005 Frontiers of Translation Studies
CCSD006 Frontiers of Linguistics