- Code CHIN3024
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Chinese
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
This is an advanced Standard Modern Chinese language course, designed for students who have successfully completed Modern Chinese 6, 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an upper Advanced level of Standard Modern Chinese to:
1. Understand and analyse with confidence real-world Chinese news media to demonstrate knowledge of the major issues in present-day Chinese society.
2. Communicate confidently in writing and speaking, and in groups, on topics drawn from a variety of up-to-date authentic media, TV, film, podcasts, websites and print media.
3. Demonstrate appropriate listening, speech-making and presentation skills, to present academic arguments fluently and clearly.
4. Demonstrate the ability to compose academic essays on complex subjects such as Chinese people, culture, and politics in contemporary Chinese society.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
1. Weekly in-class quizzes – 8% (LOs 1, 2, 3)
2. Group discussion/Oral presentation – 10% (LO 1, 3)
3. Mid-semester written test – 20% (LO 1, 2)
4. Chinese language research essay (LO 1, 2, 4)
Research proposal – 5%
Final essay – 15%
6. Final oral test – 12% (LO 1, 3)
7. Final written test – 30% (LO 1, 2)
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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. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
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