Bachelor of Arts in
CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Culture looks closely at a country that is a burgeoning contributor to world economy, politics, and culture. You will come to understand China's traditional and contemporary literature, history, business practices, social sciences, and even pop 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.

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Program Details

In the first two years, students will focus on completing the university’s General Education Program (42 US credits / 84 ECTS), which introduces five thematic areas: communication, data and quantitative literature, scientific inquiry, arts and humanities, and social sciences. In the third and fourth years, students will focus on topics relevant to their major. 

Program length:

4 years / 8 semesters.

Credits needed to earn the degree:

120 US credits / 240 ECTS 

GPA needed to earn the degree:

2.0 or higher

Degree level:

MQF Level 6

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

The course provides students with comprehensive knowledge of Chinese language and culture, including Chinese linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, religion, politics, cinema, business and health.

Skills

The students acquire the four skills of Chinese language: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and advanced capability of analyzing properly the issues pertaining to various aspects of Chinese culture. 

Competencies

The course prepares students for a wide range of careers in the international arena, especially in the China and East Asia-related areas, as well as for the graduate programs that concentrate on special fields in Chinese culture. 

Teaching & Assessment

This program offers an academic standard-based education in Chinese language and culture. The standards refer to three aspects of learning and teaching: content, performance and proficiency. Their application is across the entire curriculums, including each language and culture module. 

As for language teaching, the communicative is used as the main methodology. It focuses more on improving students’ skill of communication, instead of conveying detailed knowledge on grammar. 

As for teaching of culture modules, it holds it as the main guideline to introduce relevant content accurately, analyze it critically, evaluate it fairly, and reveal its contemporary significance creatively.

Assessment, including all types of tests, will be considered to ensure the attainment of the set standards.   

Career Opportunities

Sales Manager, in China, of a Western or other company.

Instructor of Chinese at an educational institute virtually anywhere in the world.

Certified Interpreter and/or Translator in the public or private sector.

4-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 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

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 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

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • CHE 101 or PHY 101

    4
    Scientific Inquiry GE
  • PHI 101

    3
    Introduction to Philosophy
  • CHI 310

    3
    History of Ancient China
  • CHI 201

    5
    Intermediate Chinese I

TOTAL:   15

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • PSY 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

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 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
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 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
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   16

SEMESTER I

CREDITS

COURSE

  • 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

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 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

    3
    Chinese for Professionals II: Health and Medicine
  • OPEN

    3
    Free Elective

TOTAL:   18

Andres Galizia
Assistant Director of Admissions
 

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

Contact the Admissions Office!

If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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