Credits: 3

Schedule: 01.03.2019 - 30.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Jinhua Cheng

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- know the basics of Chinese culture, business etiquette
- describe the life in China
- describe Chinese dialects, regions and minorities
- get familiar with Chinese rituals, values, attitudes
- can speak some basic greetings and useful phrases

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A course is lecture and discussion-based, where students freely discuss topics given by the teacher. We will discuss for example the topics below:
- how to do business with Chinese, Business etiquette and culture
- the history and geography of China
- about the region and dialects, Chinese ethnic groups
- how the ancient philosophies influence today’s culture and people
- Chinese popular culture and what topics are welcome and safe (e.g. what are good gifts)

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Lectures 24 h, active participation (20%) Mandatory attendance 80%.
2. Oral presentation (30%) and an essay in English about a cultural topic (50%)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 24 hrs + independent work 57 hrs. (Active discussion, oral presentation and an essay in English about a cultural topic).

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In-house materials

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No Chinese language skill prerequisites

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Please note that the course will be organised if a minimum of 10 people register for it.


Registration and further information