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Degree programme objectives

Bachelor’s Degree Studies in Chinese Studies gives students a knowledge of Modern Chinese on the level B-1 SERR and a comprehensive knowledge of Chinese culture, both modern and traditional. Graduates are conversant with all basic areas of Chinese culture and understand the complex inter-connections within this culture. Graduates are also able to see Chinese culture in a global context and comprehend and interpret the social and political events and processes that shape contemporary China and determine its place in the world. Language learning is an important part of the studies. The programme offers an intensive, three-year course in Chinese, covering all basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students on this programme are advised to spend at least one semester in China on a study visit. The programme gives students the language and cultural competencies that enable them to communicate in an informed and effective manner in the Chinese cultural environment.

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Studies

  • Objectives

    Bachelor’s Degree Studies in Chinese Studies gives students a knowledge of Modern Chinese on the level B-1 SERR and a comprehensive knowledge of Chinese culture, both modern and traditional. Graduates are conversant with all basic areas of Chinese culture and understand the complex inter-connections within this culture. Graduates are also able to see Chinese culture in a global context and comprehend and interpret the social and political events and processes that shape contemporary China and determine its place in the world. Language learning is an important part of the studies. The programme offers an intensive, three-year course in Chinese, covering all basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students on this programme are advised to spend at least one semester in China on a study visit. The programme gives students the language and cultural competencies that enable them to communicate in an informed and effective manner in the Chinese cultural environment.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • know fundamental events and processes of Chinese history, understand their significance for the development of Chinese modernity
    • explain the significance of most common Chinese social and cultural contexts;
    • understand the events and processes in Chinese cultural life, and their historical, social and cultural contexts;
    • communicate fluently in Chinese in everyday situations (CEFR level B1, HSK grade 5);
    • put their knowledge into practice in various communication situations requiring specialized language and cultural competencies
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates find employment in positions of co-ordinators of Chinese-Czech projects, foreign trade, diplomacy, translation and interpreting, and as Chinese language teachers.

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a Bachelor's thesis is 70 000 characters including footnotes, cover sheet, content, index, list of literature, and annotations. The students work on their research topic with the guidance of their supervisor. They should demonstrate the ability to work critically with primary sources and secondary literature and find relevant answers to the research questions. The students are required to use primary sources and secondary literature in Chinese language. The students should also demonstrate the ability to work on the research topic through a suitable methodological approach. The formal features of a Bachelor's thesis follow the guidelines of Faculty of Arts - http://www.phil.muni.cz/wff/home/studium/informace/predpisy-a-navody/prehled/.

  • Access to Further Studies

    A Bachelor’s Degree graduate may continue with Follow-up Master’s Degree Studies in Cultural Studies of China at the Faculty of Arts, or on another programme focused on Chinese studies in the Czech Republic or abroad.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-CS_
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

50
estimated number of admitted
107
number of active students
1
number of theses/dissertations

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