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Overview

Overview

The main subjects of China studies are the Chinese language, the examination of contemporary China's society and the historical process of its formation, as well as the political, social, economic and cultural transformations in a globalizing environment. During the course, the Chinese language is learned as an integral part of the course. In the course of language acquisition, knowledge of modern Chinese is acquired in the four basic skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking). The students also receive advanced language qualifications for conversations about student and social life in China and acquire basic vocabulary in the areas of economics and law, history and culture, as well as politics and society.

In the Chinese Studies program, depending on the focus, the history and culture of China (including phases of Chinese history or transformation of Chinese society since the 19th century), politics and society (e.g. political structure, ethnicity and gender), the cultures of East Asia (cultures and art history Japan and Korea) or the politics and economy of East Asia (with a special focus on Japan and Korea).

The historical part covers the development of China before or after 1911 (change of China from empire to republic). The combination of the study areas (language, methodology and content) enables the students to analyze and present phenomena of Chinese society.

The 30 CP module offering does not cover the entire subject of the course (see course structure).

Program Structure

Chinese studies are combined with a 90-credit core subject as a 60-credit module. As a 30 CP module offer, Chinese studies are combined with a suitable 120 CP core subject or a 90 CP core subject and a further 30 CP module offer.

China studies as a 60 CP module offer is divided into the study areas language, Chinese studies and history.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

China studies as a 60 CP module offer

Language study area

Basic module Chinese I.
Basic module Chinese II
Basic module Chinese III

Department of Chinese Studies

Compulsory module

Regional basics

each one module must be selected from the following modules:
Elective modules

History and culture  or
economics and law  or
politics and society  or
East Asia, history and culture  or
East Asia, economics and politics

Advanced modules

History and culture  or
economy and law  or
politics and society

History study area

choose two modules

Modules

History of China before 1911   or
History of China after 1911  or
East Asia History and Culture  or
East Asia Economy and Politics

China studies as a 30 CP module offer

Compulsory module Regional basics
two modules are to be chosen:
Modules History of China before 1911   or
History of China after 1911  or
East Asia History and Culture  or
East Asia Economy and Politics
One module is to be selected from the following modules:
Modules

History and culture  or
economics and law  or
politics and society  or
East Asia, history and culture  or
East Asia, economics and politics

Advanced modules

History and culture  or
economy and law  or
politics and society

Additional entry requirements

English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. If Chinese studies are studied as a module as part of a combined bachelor's degree, the chosen core subject shapes the professional qualification.

 


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