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Chinese Readings in A Discipline Area, Part 1 (6 points)


Leader: Dr. Gloria Davies

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will introduce students to the Chinese language as it is used in academic writing within the Chinese humanities. It will cover a range of key topics in the disciplines of literature, politics, history and cultural studies, as these are discussed and written about in the Chinese language. It will also examine and compare Chinese and Western styles of academic writing, research methods and goals. Questions of translation, both linguistic and cultural, will be central to this subject.

Assessment: Essay (2,250 words): 50% + Class translation project (750 word): 25% + Seminar presentation (750 words): 15% + Literature review (750 words): 10%

Contact Hours: Three hours (3 x seminars) per week

Prerequisites: CHI1120 or equivalent or permission

Prohibitions: CHI2430/4430/4439

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