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CHI5090 - Chinese 9

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Hui Xu

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

Building on and consolidating the work completed in previous Chinese studies, this unit will introduce students to a range of literary writings in Chinese extracted from significant works by modern authors.

Objectives

  1. To further develop students' ability to comprehend and express complex ideas in both spoken and written forms.
  2. To provide students with social and cultural knowledge which will enhance their understanding of modern China and its great transition, from cultural and linguistic, to social, economic and political changes since the beginning of the 20th century. Compared with previous Chinese studies, the course content is much more sophisticated and the students are encouraged to exercise greater critical thought toward the texts under investigation.
  3. On completion of the unit, in addition to their improved modern Chinese language skills, students should have a better understanding of what constitutes Chinese ethos formulated by the Chinese people, as part of the world community, in their use of language, in their faith, beliefs, and philosophical inquiry, in the various forms of expression, as well as through their own reflections of the merits and faults of Chinese culture.

Assessment

Written work: 45%
Oral presentaion: 15%
Exam: 30%
Class participation/perfomance: 10%

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x 1 hour seminars) per week

Prerequisites

Chinese 8 language level proficiency as determined by placement test.

Prohibitions

CHI1090, CHI1909, CHI2090, CHI2909, CHI3090, CHI3909, CHI4090, CHI4099, CHI4909

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