BA Modern Sinology
Language Training: The students develop basic qualifications in modern, standard Chinese language (spoken and written) as a prerequisite for the mastery of everyday communication. There is an introduction to the pre-modern literary language. The fifth semester is spent at a Chinese or Taiwanese partner university.
Knowledge transfer: Students acquire introductory qualifications in the fields of history and philosophy/religion. Additionally, students choose three from the following five fields to acquire introductory qualifications: politics, society, economics, law of modern China and linguistics of modern Chinese. These introductory qualifications enable students to understand processes in modern and contemporary China.
Theory and methodological training: The course provides a critical understanding of important cultural and social science theories and methods in their application to the subject of China. In addition to the major Sinology students have to take a minor (subject-external area of competence/ außerfachlicher Kompetenzbereich) to attain skills and competencies in a second discipline for developing further their academic profile.
Academic research work and preparation for advanced degree programs: Students obtain the ability to deepen the knowledge acquired independently and to develop knowledge of the current state of research. They acquire the capability to take a differentiated approach to reflection regarding modern China and are introduced to scientific work on issues that arise in this context.