• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Fengyuan Ji
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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. 

Learning Outcomes

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. 

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

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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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. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3023, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN6524.

Majors

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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2158 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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