This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics|
The Chinese program currently offers instruction in the Chinese language on the Clayton campus from three possible entrance levels, catering for students ranging from introductory to proficient. Students will be placed at the appropriate entry point according to their language ability and their previous language studies. The Chinese 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 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 Asian studies.
The Chinese 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 program before making application. In addition to the twelve compulsory language units, elective units are also offered in the Chinese translation stream.
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 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 Asian studies units. These units have no Chinese language prerequisites and are open to students not studying Chinese language. 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.
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:
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.
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. The first-year sequence is only available for complete beginners. All other students will commence their studies with second-year-level units, which may be used as the first part of a major.
Students complete a standard minor chosen from one of the following options:
Students complete a standard major consisting of six compulsory 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 compulsory language units with alternate intensive in-country units (up to 24 points), or can choose language study abroad units as electives.
Students wishing to undertake Chinese have the option of starting from one of three 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.
For students with little or no knowledge of the language.
For students with post-VCE/IB (second language basic stream) lower competence in Chinese or equivalent, or with oral proficiency but little or no knowledge of written Chinese. Please consult the Chinese language program prior to enrolment.
For students with post-VCE/IB (second language basic stream) higher competence in Chinese or equivalent. Please consult the Chinese language program prior to enrolment.
plus one of the following options:
Students wishing to undertake a major who have completed VCE first language or second language advanced or who have attended school where Chinese was the language of instruction should consult the Chinese language program for advice.