Online Class: Chinese Culture Studies

This course 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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  • 12
    Lessons
  • 25
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 660
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 6
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.6
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Delve into the Heart of China: From Ancient Traditions to Modern Dynamics

China isn't merely on the rise; it has firmly positioned itself as a global powerhouse. With an economy surging forward at a staggering pace, the prosperity of its citizenry is now more pronounced than ever before. A burgeoning focal point for Western enterprises, China's imprint in the realms of manufacturing, trade, and politics is growing exponentially.

Yet, to view China solely through the lens of its recent economic boom is to overlook a rich tapestry woven over millennia. This nation boasts an illustrious legacy, blending scenic beauty, deeply ingrained etiquette, and philosophical ideals that continue to shape its contemporary fabric. China is a land where time-honored traditions converge seamlessly with modern sensibilities—a captivating amalgamation awaiting exploration and appreciation.

Designed to offer an enriching deep dive, this course provides a holistic immersion into the heart of Chinese culture. You'll unravel the intricacies of today's lifestyles, grasp the philosophical underpinnings that guide daily engagements, and gain insights ensuring you resonate with the local ethos during your sojourns.

Our curriculum delves into:

  • A vivid chronicle of China's storied past.
  • An overview of its diverse climates and terrains.
  • Philosophies rooted in antiquity that still mold the societal ethos.
  • The ebb and flow of daily life in China.
  • Perceptions on gender, familial roles, and outsiders (prepare for some surprises).
  • A gastronomic journey through regional delicacies.
  • An exploration of prevalent vocations and pastimes.
  • The religious mosaic that paints the spiritual landscape.
  • Insights into the world of traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Navigating the nuances of business etiquette and practices.
  • And a plethora of other intriguing facets.

While bookstore shelves brim with travel guides, this course transcends mere logistics and landmarks. We offer you a passport to the soul of China: its people. Dive deep into their culture, beliefs, and customs, ensuring that you're not just a visitor but an esteemed guest, understanding and cherishing the multifaceted wonders of Chinese society. Whether driven by curiosity, business endeavors, or wanderlust, this course is your invaluable companion on a journey through the majestic expanse of China.

  • Completely Online
  • 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:
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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 Additional lesson topics: Geography of China; History of China 15 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: China; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: China and Foreigners 35 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Feelings for the West
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Gift-Giving Etiquette; Introduction to Chinese Names 35 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Home Life
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Ancient, Traditional Rituals 35 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Chinese Religions
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: Religions and Rituals

Lesson 6: Chinese Values and Attitudes

The history of China is built around social order. Additional lesson topics: Confucianism; Daoism 35 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Chinese Values
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Chinese Foods; Chinese Tea 35 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Chinese Foods
  • Complete Assignment: Chinese Foods
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Chinese Music 35 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Chinese Culture
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Chinese Business Meeting Etiquette 35 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Business Culture
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Banquet Etiquette 35 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Banquets
  • Complete Assignment: Chinese Etiquette
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: The Final Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12: Communicating
  • Assessment: 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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Chinese Culture Studies
Course Number: 8900293
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (563 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: June 2023
Course Type: 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I really enjoyed this course and having visited China it made me even more aware of the country I had visited. The instructor is great and offers a lot of feedback. I would like to take another course that he is involved with!" -- Carol F.
  • "The Instructor provides excellent feedback and encouragement and demonstrates much enthusiasm and dedication in the preparation of the course." -- Judith J.
  • "The instructor did a great job on planning out lessons and presenting the material." -- Joseph H.
  • "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.