Syllabus

Chinese Traditional Culture

Code
KI2002
Points
7.5 ECTS-credits
Level
First Cycle Level 2
Faculty
School of Humanities and Media Studies
Subject field
Chinese (KIA)
Group of Subjects
Chinese
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Chinese1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
1G2F
Approved
Approved by the Faculty School of Humanities and Media Studies, 01 February 2011.
This syllabus is valid from 01 February 2011.
Revised
Revised, 03 July 2020.
Revision is valid from 03 July 2020.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • display familiarity with important aspects of the cultural history and traditions of Ancient China (up to 19th century), including: philosophy, religion, arts and architecture, family/marriage, festivals, cuisine and science/medicine
  • read and comprehend articles (in English and in Chinese) about these aspects of Chinese culture and traditions
  • master a set of key vocabulary in the above areas, which will enable them to analyze and debate such topics
  • use Chinese to express their thoughts and opinions about related topics orally and in writing.

Course Content

This course covers a wide range of topics related to Chinese traditional culture. The course content is studied in chronological order as well as in thematic organization. In addition, this course offers training in oral presentation skills and writing skills.

Assessment

This course uses continuous assessment of students‘ oral and written performance. There is also a final written examination and a final project.

Forms of Study

Both Chinese and English are used as the language of tuition. Teaching is done in the form of seminars and group activities.

Grades

The Swedish grades U - VG

Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 90 cr in Chinese at undergraduate level, or equivalent knowledge.

Other Information

Revised
2013-11-04 (main field of study added)
2020-07-03 (literature list removed)