units

ATS3030

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Hui Xu

Notes

Previously coded CHI3910

Synopsis

This unit is offered in China as part of the Chinese Incountry Program. Building on and consolidating work completed in previous Chinese studies, this unit will introduce students to a range of literary writings by master writers of modern China (1920s to 1940s). Through critical analysis students are expected to improve their understanding of the tremendous social, political, and cultural change of modern China as a result of the 1911 Revolution.

Outcomes

  1. To further develop students' linguistic ability to comprehend and express complex ideas in both spoken and written forms.
  2. To provide students with social and cultural knowledge which will enhance their understanding of modern China and its great transition, from cultural and linguistic, to social, economic and political changes since the beginning of the 20th century. Compared with previous Chinese studies, the course content is much more sophisticated and the students are encouraged to exercise greater critical thought toward the texts under investigation.
  3. On completion of the unit, in addition to their improved modern Chinese language skills, students should have a better understanding of what constitutes Chinese ethos formulated by the Chinese people, as part of the world community, in their use of language, in their faith, beliefs, and philosophical inquiry, in the various forms of expression, as well as through their own reflections of the merits and faults of Chinese culture.

Assessment

Written work: 45%
Oral presentation: 15%
Exam: 30%
Class participation/performance: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

60 hours over 3 weeks

Off-campus attendance requirements

60 hours of three weeks

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

Prerequisites

Chinese Advanced 3 language level proficiency or by permission

Prohibitions