Bachelor of Science in

CHINESE LANGUAGE

& CULTURE

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Culture looks closely at a country that is a burgeoning contributor to world economy, politics, and culture. You will come to understand China’s traditional and contemporary literature, history, business practices, social sciences, and even pop culture.

If you are a student who is excited by the idea of an adventure and the challenges of studying a different language and culture, then we are willing to go the distance with you.

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Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major.

Program length: 

4 years / 8 semesters.

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Credits needed to earn the degree:

120 US credists / 240 ECTS 

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

The course provides students with comprehensive knowledge of Chinese language and culture, including Chinese linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, religion, politics, cinema, business and health.

Skills

The students acquire the four skills of Chinese language: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and advanced capability of analyzing properly the issues pertaining to various aspects of Chinese culture

Competencies

The course prepares students for a wide range of careers in the international arena, especially in the China and East Asia-related areas, as well as for the graduate programs that concentrate on special fields in Chinese culture

Teaching & Assessment

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Assessment

including all types of tests, will be considered to ensure the attainment of the set standards.

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Teaching & Assessment

This program offers an academic standard-based education in Chinese language and culture. The standards refer to three aspects of learning and teaching: content, performance and proficiency. Their application is across the entire curriculums, including each language and culture module.

As for language teaching, the communicative is used as the main methodology. It focuses more on improving students’ skill of communication, instead of conveying detailed knowledge on grammar.

As for teaching of culture modules, it holds it as the main guideline to introduce relevant content accurately, analyze it critically, evaluate it fairly, and reveal its contemporary significance creatively.

Career Opportunities

  • Sales Manager, in China, of a Western or other company.
  • Instructor of Chinese at an educational institute virtually anywhere in the world.
  • Certified Interpreter and/or Translator in the public or private sector.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

YEAR 1

ENG 101

English Composition 101

US CREDITS: 3

 

HIS 101

History of the Mediterranean

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 101

Beginning Chinese I

US CREDITS: 5

 

MGT 101

Principles of Management

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 14

YEAR 2

CHI 101 OR PHY 101

Scientific Inquiry GE

US CREDITS: 4

 

PHI 103

Introduction to Philosophy

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 310

History of Ancient China

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 201

Intermediate Chinese I

US CREDITS: 5

TOTAL CREDIT: 15

YEAR 3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 301

Advanced Chinese I

US CREDITS: 4

 

CHI 320

History of Modern China

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 360

Buddhism in China

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 16

YEAR 4

CHI 410

Study in Chinese Language I: Literature

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 305

Chinese Linguistics

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 470

Culture, Society and Politics in China

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI

Elective, or Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

 

ATH 101

Arts of the Mediterranean

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 15

SEMESTER II

YEAR 1

ENG 102

English Composition 2

US CREDITS: 3

 

BIO 101

Unity of Life

US CREDITS: 4

 

REL 101

Religious Worlds in Comparative Perspective

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 102

Beginning Chinese II

US CREDITS: 5

TOTAL CREDIT: 15

YEAR 2

PSY 102

Introduction to Psychology

US CREDITS: 3

 

COM 101

Introduction to Multicultural Communication

US CREDITS: 3

 

PHI 102

Applied Ethics

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 202

Intermediate Chinese II

US CREDITS: 5

TOTAL CREDIT: 14

YEAR 3

CHI 302

Advanced Chinese II

US CREDITS: 4

 

CHI 350

Pre-modern Chinese Literature

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 460

Philosophy in Ancient China

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 450

Contemporary Chinese Literature

US CREDITS: 3

 

OPEN

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 16

YEAR 4

CHI 420

Study in Chinese Language II: Social Science

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI

Elective, or Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI

Elective, or Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 370

Chinese for Professionals I: Business, or

US CREDITS: 3

 

CHI 380

Chinese for Professionals II: Health and Medicine

US CREDITS: 3

OPEN 

Free Elective

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 18