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CHI2550

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Lijian Hong

Synopsis

This unit is designed for students with relatively high Chinese language level to conduct a project-based language program for professional purposes. On a weekly basis, it requires students to search text-based news reports from major online (the Internet based) or offline (hardcopy) media of western countries. Based on critical analysis, students are required to rewrite and edit them into Chinese with students' own comments. The unit will require students to develop a combined skill of reading, comprehension, critical analysis, writing and presentation for professional purposes. Wherever possible, the news briefings prepared by students will be broadcast by students themselves at local Chinese language radio station and published either in a local Chinese language community newspaper or online.

Objectives

  1. Through weekly based searching for useful information from major online (the Internet based) and offline media (hardcopies), students are expected to improve their basic research skills and techniques to find for useful information for professional purposes;
  2. It will help students to keep in touch with the latest developments in world affairs and to improve their understanding of the social, political, cultural and economic contexts against which media terms and expressions are used in their news briefing writings;
  3. By weekly based extensive reading, critical analysis, translating, writing and editing news briefings, students are expected to greatly enhance their study skills necessary for their future intellectual development.
  4. Through regular news briefing writings and research project, students are expected to improve their Chinese language writing skills for professional purposes.

Assessment

Class contribution: 10%
Written work: 60%
Presentations: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Lijan Hong

Contact hours

Three x 1 hr seminars/week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Chinese translation
Chinese language

Prerequisites

Chinese 8 or equivalent

Prohibitions

CHI2955, CHI3550, CHI3955, CHI4550, CHI4559