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Chinese Culture Studies 101


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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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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know China as a country.
  • Describe Chinese attitudes about foreigners, gender, and family.
  • Know Chinese lifestyles and home life.
  • Know Chinese government, politics, religions, rituals, values, attitudes, and the media.
  • Know 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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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 Article: Geography of China
  • Review Article: History of China
  • Take Poll: China
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: China and Foreigners
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Gift-Giving Etiquette
  • Review Article: Introduction to Chinese Names
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Ancient, Traditional Rituals
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Religions and Rituals

Lesson 6: Chinese Values and Attitudes

The history of China is built around social order. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Confucianism
  • Review Article: Daoism
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Chinese Foods
  • Review Article: Chinese Tea
  • Take Poll: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Chinese Music
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Chinese Business Etiquette
  • Review Article: Chinese Business Meeting Etiquette
  • 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. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Banquet Etiquette
  • Take Poll: Banquets
  • 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
  • Review Article: Chinese Nonverbal Communication
  • Review Article: Mandarin Phrases
  • 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
285
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Chinese Culture Studies 101
Course Number: 8900293
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 0.7 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!
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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.

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