• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Fengyuan Ji
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This is an advanced Modern Chinese language course, designed for students who have successfully completed Modern Chinese 6 (CHIN3023), or have achieved the equivalence approved to enroll by placement test.

The course places special emphasis on reading comprehension of texts on issues concerning contemporary China. It will be taught mainly in Chinese. It relies heavily on students’ self-study and pre-class preparation. Students will be required to give oral presentations in Chinese, engage in real-issue debates and conduct real time interviews as part of the course assessment. They will also write a research-based essay in Chinese by utilizing primary sources on an approved self-chosen topic. The lectures will focus on facilitating students' learning and oral development. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 At the end of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Read and understand Chinese language near the native speakers' level.
  2. Apply the skills for effective fast reading.
  3. Demonstrate advanced oral proficiency in Chinese.
  4. Summarise and critique wider issues concerning Chinese people, culture and politics in contemporary Chinese society.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Two oral Presentations 20%  
  2. One 1500-word research essay in Chinese. It includes a research proposal (5 marks) and a annotated bibliography (5 marks).  25%
  3. 10 Weekly in-class Quizzes, starting from week two.  10%
  4. Final Oral Exam. This will take the form of real time interview by one student interviewing a native speaker of a Chinese person in Chinese. 15%
  5. Final written exam. The exam will cover the content of all that has been learned during the semester. 30%

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Workload

There will be three contact hours per week with a two-hour lecture and an one-hour tutorial which will start from the first week. Students are also expected to devote time to independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN6523 or equivalent. You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed CHIN3024.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2285 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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