Chinese Culture and Society

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chinese Culture and Society

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module seeks to introduce students to various aspects of Chinese history and culture. It also seeks to describe and analyse essential aspects of Chinese history and contemporary Chinese society with reference to core cultural values, e.g. Confucianism and Taoism. Through the participation in classroom seminars, students will develop their intercultural awareness of the differences between Chinese and Irish society, as well as gain a deeper understanding of some of the prevailing political and societal issues in China. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse essential aspects of Chinese history and contemporary Chinese society with reference to core cultural values.
    2. Identify important developments in Chinese history and society.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the main cultural differences that exist between Ireland and China.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the geography and ethnic groups of China
    5. Demonstrate familiarity with issues of major domestic importance in China, such as the status of the Special Administrative Regions, and cross-strait (China-Taiwan) relations.
    6. Research and express their views on a chosen area of interest in a China-related topic.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.