Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
This course offers basic knowledge of Chinese civilization history, with particular emphasis on culture, history and society.
After completing the course:
- to have a general picture of Chinese civilization development through milestone events happened throughout dynastic history.
- to have a multidimensional understanding about Chinese society through modern history, geography, education development, religion, people (ethnic groups) and politics (parties, governance and administration structure).
- to be able to talk about and present Chinese culture, history and society related issues.
- to provide an insight for the learners to understand modern China and Chinese people from the perspectives of history and traditional culture.
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
There will be a 10 point reduce in credits if KIN100 is combined with ASIA100.
Access to the Course
The course is open to all with admission to the University of Bergen
Teaching and learning methods
The instruction will be given in the form of lectures and seminars, 2 hours per week for 12 weeks.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
This course has one final written exam. In order to be eligible to take the exam, the student will hold a short presentation on a topic related to China. The presentation is a group project. Students must attend at least 75 % of the classes.
Approval on mandatory assignments is valid only for the semester in which the course is conducted, as well as for the following semester.
Forms of Assessment
In the spring semester 2021, the form of assessment has been changed from school exam to a 3-hour written examination from home + 30 minutes technical time, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus.
Examination Support Material
In the spring semester 2021, all aids are permitted during the exam.
The grading scale A-F is used, where F is a failing grade.
The exam is offered in both semesters for those who have approved compulsory assignments.
A compendium of 500 pages will be provided for student's reference. The reading list will be ready within 01.06 for the autumn semester and 01.12 for the spring semester.
The teaching will be evaluated according to the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.
The Programme Board is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study programme, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination at home
- 11.02.2021, 09:00
- 3.5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam