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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleDipLang(Chinese)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/contact_us/

Notes

  • Students must be enrolled in a bachelor or double degree at an Australian university. Enrolment in this course requires approval from the student's home faculty/university. This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to complete a major in Chinese language and culture while studying their primary undergraduate degree. Students acquire a grasp of Chinese language (ranging from beginners to advanced levels, including a stream for native speakers) while undertaking elective units that explore issues and concepts in relation to Chinese society and culture. These elective units are in the areas of cultural and literary studies, media studies and translation studies. The Chinese program also offers study abroad opportunities for students of all levels.

Objectives

Students will gain competence in their chosen language to a level equivalent to an undergraduate major, (beginners to advanced, depending on commencement level). They will also gain an understanding of social and cultural aspects of the countries from which the language comes.

Structure

This course consists of a standard 48 point major consisting of a first year sequence of 12 points and one of the following:

  • 12 points of second year level studies (normally two units) and 24 points of third-year level studies (normally four units)
  • 18 points of second-year level studies (normally three units) and 18 points of third-year level studies (normally three units).

Requirements

Students are required to complete a three-year major sequence (48 points) in Chinese. For information on the units required refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/arts-ug-chinese-language.html.

Award(s)

Diploma in Languages (Chinese)