Chinese Studies combines the study of Chinese language with various disciplines to develop your interest in and knowledge of the history, culture, economy, politics, religion and philosophy of China. It will provide you with exciting opportunities in study, research and careers.
Chinese Studies is available as a subject through the Arts and Arts (International) programmes. In the BA International Degree, you study the language more intensely through the option of spending Year 3 at one of our partner universities in China.
You also have the option to take Chinese Studies as a sole subject in Year 1 and as a minor subject in Years 2 and 3.
Year 1 Modules:
CH1000An Introduction to Chinese Culture and Society (5 credits);
CH1001Chinese Language (Mandarin) (10 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Chinese Language (Mandarin); An Introduction to Business in China;A Continuous Revolution Â– China in the 20th Century; Chinese Politics & Society; Popular Culture in East Asia
Year 3*/4 Modules:
Chinese Language; Dissertation; Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture & Current Affairs; Ethnicity, Class & Gender in China; Sport, Culture & Chinese Society - A Comparative Studyplus credits from the chosen Arts module continued from Second Arts (International)
See the College Calendar for further information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for Chinese Studies for further information on modules.
*BA International students will spend third year studying at a University in China. They will return to complete Year 4 in UCC.
Course Code: CK101(minor), CK108 (major)
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: Chinese Studies
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101, CK108
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
Expected lecture hours:Lectures in UCC take place from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm, for a maximum of 15 hours per week.
Chinese language textbooks may cost around EUR 20 each.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays/course work, Chinese language tests, Classroom presentations.
All modules must be passed with a pass mark of 40%. Every module has a different assessment. For more information, please see the Book of Modules.
Refer to CK101and CK108. First year students choose Arts subjects when registering.
Further Contact Information
Ms Catherine Sullivan
School of Asian Studies
T: 00353 21 4903260