BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH HONOURS IN CHINESE

  • The course is a 2+1+ 1 programme. Lectures during the first two years of study will be undertaken on Fourah Bay College campus, Sierra Leone; lectures during the third year of study – Final Honours 1 – will be undertaken on the campus of Gannan Normal University Ganzhou China; students will return to Sierra Leone for the final year of study.
  • Students will be expected to pass the HSK (international Chinese proficiency examination) 1, 2, and 3 stages during their first two years of study. The Institute will facilitate this and provide a subsidy for the examination fees.
  • Chinese Major students in Year 1 are expected to sign in for the mandatory Core Module Foundation Studies during the First and Second Semesters (3 Credit Hours each semester) in addition to an elective from any other department.
  • Chinese Major students in Year 2 should choose electives from other departments to complement the Chinese modules.
  • All Year 3 & Year 4 modules are core modules.
  • Entry requirements: The modules are intended for inclusion in the curriculum of the University and will be temporarily housed in the Department of Language Studies. The basic requirement is five credits at WASSCE including C5 or better in English Language. A C5 or better in a foreign language such as French will be an added advantage.

The modules on offer are indicated in the table below.

 

YEAR 1
Semester 1

Module Hours Weeks YEAR 1
Semester 2
Module Hours Weeks
CHIL 111 Chinese Intensive Reading I 3 CREDIT HOURS 14CHIL 121 Chinese Intensive Reading II 3 CREDIT HOURS 14

CHIL 112 Chinese Audio-visual I
 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 122 Chinese Audio-visual II

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 113 Oral Chinese I 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 123 Oral Chinese II 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

YEAR 2
Semester 1
Module Hour Weeks YEAR 2
Semester 2
Module Hours Weeks
CHIL 211 Chinese Intensive Reading III  3 CREDIT HOURS 14HIL 221 Chinese Intensive Reading IV  3 CREDIT HOURS 14

CHIL 212 Chinese Audio-visual

3 CREDIT HOURS

14
 
CHIL 222 Chinese Writing

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 213 Oral Chinese III 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 223 Oral Chinese IV  

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

YEAR 3
Semester 1
Module Hour Weeks YEAR 2
Semester 2
Module Hours Weeks
CHIL 311 Advanced Chinese I  3 CREDIT HOURS 14 CHIL 321 Advanced Chinese II  3 CREDIT HOURS 14

CHIL 312 Chinese Literature I 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 322 Chinese Literature II 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL  313 Modern Education Technology 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL  323 Courseware Making

1.5 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL  314 Essay Writing   I

1.5 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 324 Essay Writing II

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

YEAR 4
Semester 1
Module Hour Weeks YEAR 2
Semester 2
Module Hour Weeks
CHIL 411 Chinese Culture and Civilization  3 CREDIT HOURS 14 CHIL  412 Research Methodology 3 CREDIT HOURS 14

CHIL 412 Chinese Teaching Methodology

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 422 Dissertation
 
9 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 413 Teaching Rehearsal 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14

CHIL 414 Teaching Practice 

3 CREDIT HOURS

14