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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

The Chinese studies program offers seven Chinese language streams on the Clayton campus. Students will be placed at the appropriate entry point according to their language ability and their previous language studies. The Chinese studies program retains the right to determine the proper stream for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first obtaining approval from the Chinese studies program.

Once a student's entry point is determined, he or she will progress through the compulsory language units in a designated stream. At each level, students have the option to enrol in an intensive in-country program as part of their stream component.

As part of a major in Chinese, in addition to compulsory language units, students normally take two Chinese language electives (see 'Elective units' below. These electives may also be replaced by units in Chinese studies or Asian studies).

Intensive in-country Chinese program (summer semester)

The Chinese studies program runs an intensive, in-country, fee-paying Chinese language study program at Chinese host universities in Shanghai and Beijing. Students can study for either three or six weeks and may be eligible to apply for Monash International Study Abroad grants. In addition to formal language classes, the in-country-study program immerses students in Chinese culture and society. Intensive in-country Chinese program units can be taken as part of any Chinese language sequence, or as an elective for students from other schools or faculties.

Detailed information can be found at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/chinese/incountry. Students must consult the Chinese studies program before making application. In addition to the six compulsory language streams, elective units are also offered in the Chinese translation stream and Chinese professional language internship.

Language Study Abroad program

In addition to the Intensive Chinese in-country program, students may also undertake in-country study in semesters one, two or over a full-year at approved institutions in the People's Republic of China or Taiwan. Students must obtain written approval from the Chinese studies program before enrolling.

For a full list of units see below.

Note: Students may replace some of their compulsory language units with alternate intensive in-country units up to 24 points, or students can choose language study abroad units as electives.

All Chinese language students are encouraged to enrol in Chinese studies or Asian studies units. These units have no Chinese language prerequisites and are open to students not studying Chinese language. Chinese and Asian studies units are taught in the school as well as in other schools of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Non-Arts students

In some non-Arts courses students are able to take Arts electives and count them towards their course. Students who want to study a language as part of their non-Arts course should discuss with the managing faculty of their course:

  • whether they are allowed to include language units as part of their course
  • how many units/credit points they may or must study and at what year-level/s
  • how to select the appropriate language units in which to enrol.

Note: Because some students will be unable to study language as first-year level units, the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics have created second-year level codes to enable non-Arts students to complete the equivalent of a first-year sequence in their chosen language. Students wishing to enrol in these units must discuss any future enrolment with the relevant language program before enrolling.

Units

First-year sequence

A sequence is normally a first semester first-year level unit which is followed by a second semester first-year level unit in the same discipline.

Minor sequence

Students complete a standard minor chosen from one of the following options:

  • 24 points of core language units
  • 18 points of core language units plus one second-year level elective chosen from units listed below.

Major sequence

Students complete a standard major consisting of six core language units as listed below and also including two electives chosen from units that can be counted towards the discipline.

NOTE: Students may replace some of their core language units with alternate intensive in-country units (up to 24 points), or can choose language study abroad units as electives.

Major sequences - choosing the right entry point

Students wishing to undertake Chinese have the option of starting in one of seven entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. There are several ways to structure a Chinese major, however students wishing to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking study abroad units or because their level of language acquisition results allow them to, must consult with the language program before enrolling.

Basic major sequences

Basic Chinese major, entry point 1

For students with little or no knowledge of the language.

  • ATS1001 Chinese 1
  • ATS1002 Chinese 2
  • ATS2003 Chinese 3
  • ATS2004 Chinese 4
  • ATS3005 Chinese 5
  • ATS3006 Chinese 6
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below
Basic Chinese major, entry point 2

For students with oral proficiency but little or no knowledge of written Chinese. Please consult the Chinese language program prior to enrolment.

  • ATS1905 Chinese 1 accelerated
  • ATS1906 Chinese 2 accelerated
  • ATS2005 Chinese 5
  • ATS2006 Chinese 6
  • ATS3007 Chinese 7
  • ATS3008 Chinese 8
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below
Basic Chinese major, entry point 3

For students who have completed the basic second language stream of VCE Chinese or the equivalent. Please consult the Chinese language program prior to enrolment.

  • ATS1003 Chinese 3
  • ATS1004 Chinese 4
  • ATS2005 Chinese 5
  • ATS2006 Chinese 6
  • ATS3007 Chinese 7
  • ATS3008 Chinese 8
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Advanced major sequences

Advanced Chinese major, entry point 4

For students who have completed the basic or advanced second language stream of VCE Chinese, have additional Chinese language background, or native Mandarin speakers who have completed a minimal schooling in a Chinese educational system. Students will be tested to determine their entry point.

  • ATS1005 Chinese 5
  • ATS1006 Chinese 6
  • ATS2007 Chinese 7
  • ATS2008 Chinese 8
  • ATS3009 Chinese 9
  • ATS3010 Chinese 10
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below
Advanced Chinese major, entry point 5

For students who have completed the advanced second language stream of VCE Chinese, have additional Chinese language background, or native Mandarin speakers who have completed a substantial part of their primary education in a Chinese educational system. Students will be tested to determine their entry point.

  • ATS1007 Chinese 7
  • ATS1008 Chinese 8
  • ATS2009 Chinese 9
  • ATS2010 Chinese 10
  • ATS3011 Chinese 11
  • ATS3012 Chinese 12
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below
Advanced Chinese major, entry point 6

For students who have completed the first language stream of VCE Chinese, have additional Chinese language background, or native Mandarin speakers who have completed a substantial part of their schooling in a Chinese educational system. Students will be tested to determine their entry point.

  • ATS1009 Chinese 9
  • ATS1010 Chinese 10
  • ATS2011 Chinese 11
  • ATS2012 Chinese 12
  • two second year level electives from the list of electives below
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below
Advanced Chinese major, entry point 7

For students who have completed the first language stream of VCE Chinese, have additional Chinese language background, or native Mandarin speakers who have completed a substantial part of their schooling in a Chinese educational system. Students will be tested to determine their entry point.

  • ATS1011 Chinese 11
  • ATS1012 Chinese 12
  • three second year level electives from the list of electives below
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • two third year level electives from the list of electives below

Language Study Abroad units

Chinese Incountry Program (intensive summer course)

  • ATS1021 Chinese 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1022 Chinese 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1023 Chinese 3 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1024 Chinese 4 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1025 Chinese 5 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1026 Chinese 6 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1027 Chinese 7 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1028 Chinese 8 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1029 Chinese 9 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1030 Chinese 10 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1031 Chinese 11 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1032 Chinese 12 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1033 Chinese business translation 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1034 Chinese business translation 2(Incountry program)
  • ATS1035 Chinese translation 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS1036 Chinese translation 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2021 Chinese 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2022 Chinese 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2023 Chinese 3 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2024 Chinese 4 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2025 Chinese 5 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2026 Chinese 6 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2027 Chinese 7 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2028 Chinese 8 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2029 Chinese 9 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2030 Chinese 10 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2031 Chinese 11 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2032 Chinese 12 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2033 Chinese business translation 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2034 Chinese business translation 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2047 Chinese professional language internship, part 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2048 Chinese professional language internship, part 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2035 Chinese translation 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2036 Chinese translation 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2049 Chinese translation for professional purposes 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2050 Chinese translation for professional purposes 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2051 Chinese basic interpreting skills 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS2052 Chinese basic interpreting skills 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3023 Chinese 3 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3024 Chinese 4 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3025 Chinese 5 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3026 Chinese 6 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3027 Chinese 7 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3028 Chinese 8 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3029 Chinese 9 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3030 Chinese 10 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3031 Chinese 11 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3032 Chinese 12 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3033 Chinese business translation 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3034 Chinese business translation 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3047 Chinese professional language internship, part 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3048 Chinese professional language internship, part 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3035 Chinese translation 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3036 Chinese translation 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3049 Chinese translation for professional purposes 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3050 Chinese translation for professional purposes 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3051 Chinese basic interpreting skills 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3052 Chinese basic interpreting skills 2 (Incountry program)

Semester or year-long individual language study abroad

  • ATS1037 Chinese study abroad program (6 points)
  • ATS1038 Chinese study abroad program (12 points)
  • ATS2053 Chinese study abroad program (6 points)
  • ATS2054 Chinese study abroad program (12 points)
  • ATS2055 Chinese study abroad program (24 points)
  • ATS3055 Language study abroad program (6 points)
  • ATS3057 Chinese study abroad program (24 points)

Elective units

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2430 Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
  • 2431 Diploma in Arts (Chinese Studies)
  • 2366 Diploma in Languages (Chinese)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing