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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Lijian Hong


Previously coded CHI2560


This unit is designed for students with relatively high Chinese language level to conduct a project-based language program for professional purposes. It requires students to search multimedia-based news reports from major online (the Internet based) media of western countries. Students are required to rewrite and edit information obtained from the Internet into Chinese with students' own critical comments. The unit will require students to develop a combined skill of Internet searching, reading and listening, comprehension, critical analysis, writing/editing and presentation for professional purposes. Wherever possible, the news briefings prepared by students will be broadcast by students themselves at local Chinese language radio station and published either in a local Chinese language community newspaper or online.


  1. Through weekly based searching for useful information from major online (the Internet based) and offline media (hardcopies), students are expected to improve their basic research skills and techniques to find for useful information for professional purposes;
  2. It will help students to keep in touch with the latest developments in world affairs and to improve their understanding of the social, political, cultural and economic contexts against which media terms and expressions are used in their news briefing writings;
  3. By weekly based extensive reading, critical analysis, translating, writing and editing news briefings, students are expected to greatly enhance their study skills necessary for their future intellectual development.
  4. Through regular news briefing writings and research project, students are expected to improve their Chinese language writing skills for professional purposes.


Class contribution: 10%
Written work: 60%
Presentations: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Lijian Hong

Contact hours

3 (3 x one hour seminars) per week

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

Chinese translation
Chinese language


With program convenor's permission only


ATS3042, ATS4042, APG4042