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CHI3345 - Chinese media studies, part 2

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Scott Grant


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Through the study of graded Chinese news articles and news broadcasts, this unit will introduce students to the language and issues of contemporary Chinese current affairs. Topics covered include politics, economics, human rights, the environment, international relations and current social issues. Students will also develop research and language skills tailored to the Chinese language Internet.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will develop a basic understanding of the structures of the Chinese media (written and spoken); be able to read and translate or interpret a basic range of Chinese news articles; develop listening skills appropriate to understanding Chinese broadcast news; develop a basic understanding of the political, economic, and social background to major issues in contemporary China; and be able to acess and read major Chinese resources on the Internet with a high degree of independence.


Exam: 40%
Written work: 30%
2 x Class tests: 20%
Participation: 10%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar + 1 hour computer lab


CHI3335 and an interview



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