Chinese Culture Studies 101


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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 25
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 595
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 6
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.6
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

China is becoming a world power. The economy is booming. The people are prospering now more than ever before.   On top of that, more and more Western companies are doing business with Chinese counterparts.   We are seeing China appear more in our news, and we're seeing the country become a force in manufacturing and politics.  

However, China is not a new up-and-comer in the world. It's a country that's thousands of years old and steeped in history and culture.   From its beautiful landscapes, to its etiquette, and to its philosophical beliefs that influence daily life, China is a country whose ancient roots influence its modern society.   It's a fascinating place to learn about… and easy to fall in love with.

This course was designed to teach you about Chinese culture today and the accepted behaviors of the Chinese people.   You'll learn about the lifestyles of modern Chinese people, the philosophies that guide their lives, and get an in-depth glimpse into Chinese culture so that, if you visit, you'll fit right in.

You'll also learn:

  • The history of China
  • About the climate and terrain
  • The ancient philosophies that still influence the culture and the people
  • Day to day life in China
  • The Chinese views on gender, family, and even foreigners (this may not be what you think)
  • Regional cuisines that you may encounter
  • Occupations and hobbies in China
  • Religions in China
  • About Chinese medicine
  • Business etiquette and culture
  • And much, much more.

If you're curious about China or are planning a visit either for business or pleasure, this course is a must-have.   You can buy a travel guide in any bookstore. This course, however, will introduce you to the most important part of China: its people.   You'll learn everything you want to know about their culture, and you'll get more than enough insight to be a welcome part of Chinese society during your visit.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
     
     

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (534 votes)

    Lesson 1: China: Its History, Land, and People

    As we study China's culture, which includes its history, people, religions, and government, we're going to be introduced to a country with a rich history, steeped in beautiful traditions and beliefs that have been contributing to our world for thousands o 15 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Geography of China; History of China
    • Take Poll: China
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: China: Its History, Land, and People

    Lesson 2: Attitudes About Foreigners, Gender, and Family

    In this lesson, we are going to talk about the Chinese attitudes toward members of the opposite sex, foreigners, family, dating, and marriage. 35 Total Points
    • Review Article: China and Foreigners
    • Complete Assignment: Feelings for the West
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Attitudes on Foreigners, Gender, and Family

    Lesson 3: Lifestyles and Home Life

    The Chinese people are extremely hospitable. This lesson will help illustrate how the lifestyles and home life are relaxed and open. 35 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Gift-Giving Etiquette; Introduction to Chinese Names
    • Complete Assignment: Home Life
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: Lifestyles and Home Life

    Lesson 4: Government, Politics, and the Media

    This lesson will provide a brief overview of the political organization in China. 35 Total Points
    • Complete Assignment: Chinese Government
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Government, Politics, and the Media

    Lesson 5: Religions and Rituals

    A majority of the Chinese people are secular and atheist. Even with this being true, traditional festivals, beliefs, and rituals are still important to them. 35 Total Points
    • Review Article: Ancient, Traditional Rituals
    • Complete Assignment: Chinese Religions
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Religions and Rituals

    Lesson 6: Chinese Values and Attitudes

    The history of China is built around social order. 35 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Confucianism; Daoism
    • Complete Assignment: Chinese Values
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Chinese Values and Attitudes

    Lesson 7: Health and Well Being

    If you're visiting China and get sick during your stay, let the hotel staff know, and they will arrange a doctor's visit for you. This will involve a trip to the hospital. 35 Total Points
    • Complete Assignment: Chinese Medicine
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Health and Well Being

    Lesson 8: Food and Drink

    The people of China are very passionate about food. In this lesson we will discuss how food and food preparation is a serious part of daily life. 35 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Chinese Foods; Chinese Tea
    • Take Poll: Chinese Foods
    • Complete Assignment: Chinese Foods
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Food and Drink

    Lesson 9: Culture and Nightlife

    City life and shopping is a non stop activity. This lesson will also describe other cultural aspect of the lifestyles in China. 35 Total Points
    • Review Article: Chinese Music
    • Complete Assignment: Chinese Culture
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Culture and Nightlife

    Lesson 10: Business Culture

    The worst thing you could do is go to China with a superior attitude or manner. The Chinese are very proud of their country, and their confidence in it is growing. 35 Total Points
    • Review Article: Chinese Business Meeting Etiquette
    • Complete Assignment: Business Culture
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Business Culture

    Lesson 11: Banquets and Events

    A banquet in China is an event where there is a required behavior. Knowing and following the behavior can make you a good guest. 35 Total Points
    • Review Article: Banquet Etiquette
    • Take Poll: Banquets
    • Complete Assignment: Chinese Etiquette
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Banquets and Events

    Lesson 12: Communicating

    Communicating in China has always been difficult because of the geography and transportation obstacles in this large country. 170 Total Points
    • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: The Final Assignment
    • Complete Exam: Lesson 12: Communicating
    • Complete: The Final Exam
    535
    Total Course Points
     

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Summarize China as a country.
    • Describe Chinese attitudes about foreigners, gender, and family.
    • Summarize Chinese lifestyles and home life.
    • Summarize Chinese government, politics, religions, rituals, values, attitudes, and the media.
    • Summarize health and well being in China.
    • Describe culture and nightlife in China.
    • Describe business culture in China, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
     

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    Course Title: Chinese Culture Studies 101
    Course Number: 8900293
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (534 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: C. Michael McKenna
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $90.00

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    Student Testimonials

    • "It was great!!:-)" -- Danika K.
    • "I enjoyed this class and enrolled into another, I enjoyed my instructor and even learned more by having a problem. I took the class for pleasure, but am saving my lessons for some one who would like to travel to China" -- Ellen L.
    • "Instructor was very prompt in grading assignments and replying to questions. " -- Rob S.