Chinese Studies is an arts subject offered by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at NUI Maynooth. It is available in BA Arts Joint Honours (MH101) and also the following degrees including BA Music Technology (MH102), Bachelor of Music (MH103), BA Mathematics (MH104), BA Psychology (MH106), BA Anthropology (MH111), BA Politics (MH112), BA History (MH113), BCL Law and Arts (MH115).
Students can take Chinese Studies either in the three-year BA degree as a major subject or the four-year BA International with the third year spent at one of NUI Maynooth's partner universities in Beijing or Shanghai. Students will graduate with a BA Degree awarded by the National University of Ireland or a BA International if they spend a year studying abroad.
The programme is for beginners. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. In first year students take Chinese studies with two other subjects. In second and third year, Chinese Studies can be carried on as joint honours.
For further Information on the course contact the Chinese Studies Department or the Admissions Office.
CN110 - Mandarin Chinese 1 (7.5 credits)
CN111 - An Introduction to Chinese History and Society (2.5 credits)
CN120 - Mandarin Chinese 2 (7.5 credits)
CN121 - Understand Contemporary China through the Olympics (2.5 credits)
CN210 - Mandarin Chinese 3 (5 credits)
CN211 - Understand China through Comparative Perspective (5 credits)
CN212 - Chinese Culture, Literature and Philosophy (5 credits)
CN220 - Mandarin Chinese 4 (5 credits)
CH221 - Chinese Social Theories (5 credits)
CN222 - Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Religion in Chinese Society (5 credits)
CN310 - Mandarin Chinese 5 (5 credits)
CN311 - China in the 20th and 21st Century (5 credits)
CN312 - Culture and Modernisation in the Sinosphere (5 credits)
CN320 - Mandarin Chinese 6 (5 credits)
CN321 - Readings in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Current Affairs (5 credits)
Dissertation (5 credits)
One Year in China
In year three, students will have the opportunity to study at our partner universities in China. This will result in the student being awarded a BA (International). Students express their interest in February/March of their second year at NUI Maynooth. A pre-departure orientation session will be hosted to exchange of views on practical and academic matters associated with studying abroad under the programme, e.g., finances, VISA, accommodation and scholarship.
Students spending a year in China have to aspire to accumulate 60 credits during the year. It is up to your host university to determine whether you have passed the year or not, based on the BFSU's assessment criteria. All students are required to register at NUIM and pay the registration fee. You will also be required to register with your host university but you will not be expected to pay any registration fees.