Chinese Language & Culture

BACHELOR OF ARTS

The Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Culture looks closely at this burgeoning contributor to world economy, politics, and 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. Whether you choose to pursue a career in international relations and liaise with Chinese companies from home or dive into work in China, you will be aptly prepared.

From the perspective of language, our degree in Chinese Language & Culture presumes little or no prior knowledge of the language. Initially, you will begin with the rudiments of the Chinese language, paving your way towards a working business level, while exploring the vast culture of China.

The word ‘culture’ in the title of our degree brings together several aspects that will serve as different entry points into Chinese culture. You will come to understand more about traditional and contemporary literature, history, business practices, social sciences, and even pop culture.

Students with any high school credential are eligible, pending satisfaction of admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

The BA in Language and Culture degree is a four-year degree program.

Within students’ first two years, they will focus on completing AUM’s General Education Program (42 US / 84 ECTS credits), in addition to being introduced specialized courses in language and culture. In the third and fourth year, students will focus increasingly on topics relevant to their major. To earn a Bachelor’s degree, students must satisfactorily complete at least 120 US / 240 ECTS credits, fulfill all the requirements for the Chinese Language and Culture degree, and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.

This degree is designed to be completed in four years, assuming students complete the required courses and do not interrupt their study. Details about leave of absence, standards of progress, and maximum time allowed to complete courses can be found in the American University of Malta’s Catalog.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

CREDITS

  • ENG 101

    3
    English Composition 101
  • MAT 101

    3
    Introduction to Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics
  • HIS 101

    3
    History of the Mediterranean
  • CHI 101

    5
    Beginning Chinese I

TOTAL:   14

SEMESTER II

CREDITS

  • ENG 102

    3
    English Composition 2
  • BIO 101

    4
    Unity of Life
  • REL 101

    3
    Religious Worlds in Comparative Perspective
  • CHI 102

    5
    Beginning Chinese II

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER I

CREDITS

  • PHY 101

    4
    Introduction to the Physical World, OR
  • CHE 101

    Introduction to Chemistry
  • PHI 101

    3
    Introduction to Philosophy
  • CHI 310

    3
    History of Ancient China
  • CHI 201

    5
    Intermediate Chinese I

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER II

CREDITS

  • PHY 102

    3
    Introduction to Psychology
  • COM 101

    3
    Introduction to Multicultural Communication
  • PHI 102

    3
    Applied Ethics
  • CHI 202

    5
    Intermediate Chinese II

TOTAL:   14

SEMESTER I

CREDITS

  • SOC 101

    3
    Introduction to Sociology
  • CHI 301

    4
    Advanced Chinese I
  • CHI 320

    3
    History of Modern China
  • CHI 360

    3
    Buddhism in China
  • 3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER II

CREDITS

  • CHI 302

    4
    Advanced Chinese II
  • CHI 350

    3
    Pre-modern Chinese Literature
  • CHI 460

    3
    Philosophy in Ancient China
  • CHI 450

    3
    Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • 3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER I

CREDITS

  • CHI 410

    3
    Study in Chinese Language I: Literature
  • CHI 305

    3
    Chinese Linguistics
  • CHI 470

    3
    Culture, Society and Politics in China
  • CHI

    3
    Elective, or Free Elective
  • ATH 101

    3
    Arts of the Mediterranean

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER II

CREDITS

  • CHI 420

    3
    Study in Chinese Language II: Social Science
  • CHI

    3
    Elective, or Free Elective
  • CHI

    3
    Elective, or Free Elective
  • CHI 370

    3
    Chinese for Professionals I: Business, or
  • CHI 380

    Chinese for Professionals II: Health and Medicine
  • 3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   15

Chinese Language & Culture

Program Total

120 Credits

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