Course syllabus

Introduktion till Kinas samhällsliv, kultur och språk
Introduction to Chinese Society, Culture and Language

EXTA10, 3 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Externally elective for: C2, D2, E2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course is based on seminars that cover Chinas climate, geography, population and language, Chinas ancient and modern history, the Chinese language, Chinas religion and philosophy, the modern Chinese society, and Swedish business in China with examples from the telecom and engineering industry.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Compulsory attendance at the seminars (80%). Written and oral presentation of assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: 40
Selection: Admission guaranteed for students admitted to the China programme. Selection rules for the remaining places: Credits remaining for the degree.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Peter Sivam,
Course homepage:
Further information: The seminars are given in evening time.