Chinese: Bachelor Degree Thesis

15 Credits
First Cycle Level 2
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
Chinese (KIA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 05 May 2014.
This syllabus is valid from 05 May 2014.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a selected research area within either Chinese literature, linguistics, culture studies or business culture
  • define a research topic within the selected research area and design a study plan that can be carried out independently within a defined time period
  • carry out a research project with an appropriate choice of research method and/or theoretical application
  • present in writing, and argue for, their study results in correct academic language
  • produce a complete research paper, in Chinese or English, and using correct formalia
  • present and argue for his or her study in spoken Chinese at a high level of communicative competence
  • give constructive criticism of other scholarly work and handle criticism from others.

Course Content

This course consists of an individual research project within one of the research areas of Chinese literature, linguistics, culture studies and business culture. Students are trained to conduct research and will independently produce an essay in accordance with academic formalia. The thesis should be written in Chinese with a length of 4000 to 6000 characters. Students may write it in English with permission from the supervisor, with the length of 5000 to 6000 words (about 20-25 pages). Students will practice academic oral communication at the presentation of their project and when analyzing other students‘ work. The completed thesis will be defended at an examining seminar.


The course is examined through the written thesis and abstract. Student’s ability to present and defend his/her own work orally is also taken into account.

Forms of Study

Teaching is done in the form of individual supervision and seminars. Chinese is used as the language of tuition, supported by English.


The Swedish grades U - VG


  • 165 credits at First cycle, of which 75 credits in Chinese, with 30 credits at First cycle level 2, including the course Chinese: Methodology, 7,5 credits, or equivalent knowledge

Other Information

Replaces KI2010.