CHI4908 - Chinese 8 (Incountry Program)
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Lijian Hong
Overseas Summer semester A 2009 (Off-campus Day)
This unit is offered in China as part of the Chinese Incountry Program. It introduces students to a range of primarily literary texts in contemporary Chinese. Students' ability to understand contemporary China and their skills in speaking, listening and writing will be further developed through various classroom activities of reading, translations and discussions and through essay-writing.
The unit aims to provide students with:
- General knowledge that will enhance their understanding of contemporary Chinese culture and society.
- The ability to comprehend and express complex ideas in both spoken and written forms, consolidating skills already acquired at the Advanced Intermediate level.
- Strategies of cross-cultural conceptualisation, incorporating translation skills, crucial to critical thinking on a range of cultural and social topics concerning contemporary China. Translation and reading exercises developed for this part of the course are based primarily on texts in standard Chinese from the People's Republic of China.
Seminar participation, presentation and paper: 40%
Written work: 30%
Off-campus attendance requirements
60 hours over three weeks
Chinese 7 language level proficiency or by permission