units

ATS3037

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Scott Grant

Notes

Previously coded CHI3335

Synopsis

Through the study of graded Chinese news articles, this unit will introduce students to the language and issues of Chinese and international current affairs. Topics covered include culture, politics, economics, the environment, international relations, international events and social issues. Students will also develop research and language skills tailored to the Chinese language Internet.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will: develop a basic understanding of the structures of media Chinese media; be able to read, comprehend, and translate a basic range of text-based Chinese news articles; develop a basic understanding of major domestic and international issues that are of intimate concern to ordinary people in China and other Chinese speaking communities; and be able to access, search and read Chinese media resources on the Internet with a high degree of independence.

Assessment

Exam: 45%
Written work: 25%
Class tests: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hour seminar + 1 hour computer lab

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

Prerequisites

ATS2004 or ATS2005 or ATS3005 or ATS2006 or ATS3006 or ATS3007 or ATS3008 or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS2037