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ATS2047

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2011 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Candy Wang

Notes

Previously coded CHI2955

Synopsis

This unit is offered in China through the Chinese Incountry program. It 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 will organize students into groups and search news reports from major English newspapers of western countries, online or offline, translate them into Chinese, where necessary, and re-write news reports with students' own comments.

Objectives

  1. Through searching news reports from major English online and offline media, students are expected 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 weekly news briefing writings.
  2. By extensive reading, translating, writing and editing news briefings, students are expected to enhance their Chinese language writing skills for professional purposes.
  3. Through extensive search and analysis of useful news reports from the Internet and major newspapers for the purpose of providing up-to-date news briefing for local Chinese language media publication, students are expected to improve their basic research skills and techniques of searching for useful information for professional purposes.

Assessment

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

Contact hours

60 hours over 3 weeks

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

Chinese translation
Chinese language

Prerequisites

Chinese 7 language level proficiency or by permission

Prohibitions

ATS2041, ATS3041, ATS3047, APG4041, ATS4041