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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

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.

Intensive in-country Chinese program (summer semester)

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.

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 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.

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. 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.

Minor sequence

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

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

Major sequence

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.

Major sequences - choosing the right entry point

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.

Chinese major, entry point 1

For students with little or no knowledge of the language.

  • ATS1001 Chinese introductory 1
  • ATS1002 Chinese introductory 2
  • ATS2003 Chinese intermediate 1
  • ATS2004 Chinese intermediate 2
  • ATS3005 Chinese proficient 1
  • ATS3006 Chinese proficient 2
  • two third-year-level electives from the list of electives below

Chinese major, entry point 2

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.

  • ATS2003 Chinese intermediate 1 (or ATS1905 Chinese introductory for background speakers 1)
  • ATS2004 Chinese intermediate 2 (or ATS1906 Chinese introductory for background speakers 2)
  • ATS2005 Chinese proficient 1
  • ATS2006 Chinese proficient 2
  • ATS3007 Chinese advanced 1
  • ATS3008 Chinese advanced 2
  • two third-year-level electives from the list of electives below

Advanced Chinese major, entry point 3

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.

  • ATS2005 Chinese proficient 1
  • ATS2006 Chinese proficient 2
  • ATS3007 Chinese advanced 1
  • ATS3008 Chinese advanced 2
  • ATS3009 Chinese studies advanced 3: Readings in modern literature 1
  • ATS3010 Chinese studies advanced 4: Readings in modern literature 2

plus one of the following options:

  • ATS3011 Chinese studies advanced 5: Contemporary literature 1 and ATS3012 Chinese studies advanced 6: Contemporary literature 2
  • two third-year-level electives from the list of electives below

Advanced Chinese major for heritage/background speakers

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.

Language study abroad units

  • ATS2131 LCL Language study abroad 2A
  • ATS2132 LCL Language study abroad 2B
  • ATS2133 LCL Language study abroad 2C (12 points)
  • ATS2134 LCL Language study abroad 2D (12 points)
  • ATS3131 LCL Language study abroad 3A
  • ATS3132 LCL Language study abroad 3B
  • ATS3133 LCL Language study abroad 3C (12 points)
  • ATS3134 LCL Language study abroad 3D (12 points)

Chinese Incountry Program (intensive summer course)

  • ATS1021 Chinese introductory 1 (Incountry)
  • ATS1022 Chinese introductory 2 (Incountry)
  • ATS2021 Chinese introductory 1 (Incountry)
  • ATS2022 Chinese introductory 2 (Incountry)
  • ATS2023 Chinese intermediate 1 (Incountry)
  • ATS2024 Chinese intermediate 2 (Incountry)
  • ATS2025 Chinese proficient 1 (Incountry)
  • ATS2026 Chinese proficient 2 (Incountry)
  • ATS2035 Chinese translation 1 (Incountry)
  • ATS2036 Chinese translation 2 (Incountry)
  • ATS3025 Chinese proficient 1 (Incountry)
  • ATS3026 Chinese proficient 2 (Incountry)
  • ATS3027 Chinese studies advanced 1 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3028 Chinese studies advanced 2 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3029 Chinese studies advanced 3 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3030 Chinese studies advanced 4 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3031 Chinese studies advanced 5 (Incountry program)
  • ATS3032 Chinese studies advanced 6 (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

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts