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Beijing Language and Culture University
Contemporary China and Chinese Culture

  • Taught by Professors Long and Qiangong
  • Did you know Chinese people represent almost one quarter of all of humanity?
  • This Certificate will help you better understand a powerful demographic in the global workplace.
  • In order to receive credit, you will need to finish both this certificate and the Iliad certificate.

Understand the World’s Largest Population.
Be a Global Leader.

1.4 Billion people live in China and 50 million more across the world representing almost one-quarter of all of humanity. This Certificate will help you develop an understanding of the growing Chinese culture and contemporary China, as well as basic social skills for effective interactions.

This Certificate has three units so you can easily fit the learning into your personal schedule.

In order to receive credit, you will need to finish both this certificate and the Iliad certificate.

Organisational Leadership

Fundamental Knowledge of Contemporary China 当代中国概况

Contemporary China and Chinese Culture - Unit 1

In this unit, you will learn the foundation of contemporary Chinese culture. Spanning geography, economics, politics, literature, philosophy and art, contemporary China can only be accurately described and presented through an understanding of the history of the Chinese people.

You will learn:

  • Knowledge of the basics tenets of Chinese culture
  • To connect historical perspectives to contemporary Chinese culture
  • How to prepare to participate in popular Chinese culture
  • About Chinese perspectives on US culture

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Social Interaction in China 中国的社会交往

Contemporary China and Chinese Culture - Unit 2

In this unit, you will gain an understanding of social interactions in China. Relationships are developed through the values and history of the Chinese people. Customs and family will be a central theme to be presented and explored. The unit will conclude with a practical do’s and don’ts approach to social interaction with the Chinese people.

You will learn:

  • About key Chinese festivals and customs
  • How to participate appropriately in Chinese customs
  • To compare and contrast the values and customs of marriage and family in China with western norms
  • A social network strategy to building relationships in China
  • The do's and don'ts of Chinese social interaction

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Professional Interaction in China 中国的职场交际

Contemporary China and Chinese Culture - Unit 3

In this unit you will learn the basics of professional interaction in China through understanding professional values, culture and norms. You will also develop an important skill set to move into negotiating and developing agreements. The unit will conclude with a practical do’s and don’ts approach to professional interaction in China.

You will learn:

  • The basics of professional culture in China
  • And practice effective Chinese professional communication strategies
  • To compare the differences in Chinese business structure, management and relationships with western approaches
  • Strategies for negotiations and to develop agreements with Chinese professionals
  • The do's and don'ts of Chinese professional interaction

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Phi Theta Kappa ILIAD Capstone Unit

Phi Theta Kappa ILIAD Capstone Unit

Students will explore the opportunities for experiential international education and analyze them to identify an opportunity that is best aligned to personal and career goals. Students will set learning goals, develop a timeline and actions required to meet goals, and develop well-crafted essay drafts that prepare them to complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

You will learn:

  • International Experiential Education – Students develop awareness and are inspired to consider different types of international study experiences.
  • Support Team – Students assemble a support team and learn the value of networking and communication to produce a plan of international study.
  • Strategy and Success – Students personalize an approach to international study that is meaningful and authentic to their interests, strengths, and goals.
  • Forming a Plan – Students select a scholarship opportunity (or other pathway) to pursue and develop a plan that includes a clear timeline and activities.
  • Operationalizing a Plan – Students execute their plans and submit scholarship applications with the support of their network to maximize their chance of receiving a scholarship to study abroad.

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Who should enroll:  This Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to increase their skills and value to their future organizations, including those planning a career in:

 Human Resources
 Management
 International Business
 Business Ownership

 

 Engineering
 Operations
 International Finance
 Project Management

 Service Development
 Politics
 Foreign Services
 International Education

Professors

  • Liu Qiangong
  • Cheng Long
  • Monika Byrd

 


University Info: Beijing Language and Culture University

*Ranked #1 | Chinese Language and Culture*

BLCU is the only university of its kind in China that offers Chinese language and culture Units to international students.

BLCU also enrolls students specializing in foreign languages and other humanities and social sciences subjects, as well as training teachers of Chinese as a foreign language. As a result, a large number of international students from many countries study with BLCU and thus it is often called a "Mini United Nations".

Beijing Language and Culture University currently offers 7 areas of study: literature, economics, law, engineering, history, education and management and has established cooperative relations with over 301 universities in 51 countries. BLCU has established the Harvard-Beijing Academy with Harvard University, the School of Bangkok in Thailand and the School of Tokyo in Japan.

Earning a Certificate in Contemporary China and Chinese Culture from the Beijing Language and Culture University really sets you apart. You will learn about a growing world population from a most prestigious cultural institution which adds validated strength to your career, LinkedIn profile and your next job interview.


Phi Theta Kappa:
Phi Theta Kappa is a membership honor society that recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students. It provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Phi Theta Kappa has 1300 chapters and adds 135,000 of the top-performing community college students each year.

Click here to learn how you can become a member.

Enroll at your school through your Phi Theta Kappa Advisor

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University of Johannesburg Campus

University of Johannesburg Campus

University of Johannesburg Campus

University of Johannesburg Campus


Unit Rules

Question Policy
What do I need to to receive Unit credit from my community college ? Credit policies will vary by institution, however, you must complete and pass both the International Honors Certificate Unit in addition to the Iliad Certificate Unit in order to receive credit. Please check with your community college to determine the exact path to credit.
How is the International Honors Certificate designed? Each International Honors Certificate Unit is specialized content from a top university and contains 3 Units. Each Unit has an end of Unit Quiz which must be passed prior to moving forward. At the end of the Unit, you must pass a certificate exam in order to finish. 
What is the Iliad certificate? The Iliad certificate unit is designed by PTK to prepare you to xxxx
How is the International Honors Certificate and Iliad Unit graded? Both the IHC Units and the Iliad Unit are pass/fail in nature and the student must achieve at least 80% to pass.  Students will need to pass the End of Certificate Exam and the End of Unit Iliad Quiz  to move forward. 
How many times can I take a End of Unit quiz in the International Honors Certificate ?  The Unit quiz may be taken an unlimited number of times
How many times can I take the end of International Honors certificiate exam? Students have two attempts to pass the end-of-certificate exam. If you don't achieve an 80% necessary by the second try then you will not pass the International Honors Certificate and not be eligible for credit. 
Can I drop the International Honors certificate Unit? Add/ drop policies will vary by institution, please check with your local community college. For fall 2015 specific dates, please check the FAQ
By when do I have to finish the International Honors Certificate Unit + Iliad unit? You will have to the end of your semester by which you will need to finish the International Honors Certificate Unit. Please check with your local community college. For fall 2015 specific dates, please check the FAQ