Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Scott Grant


Previously coded CHI3335


Through the study of graded Chinese news articles and news broadcasts, this unit will introduce students to the language and issues of contemporary Chinese current affairs. Topics covered include politics, economics, human rights, the environment, international relations and current social issues. Students will also develop research and language skills tailored to the Chinese language Internet.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will develop a basic understanding of the structures of the Chinese media (written and spoken); be able to read, comprehend, and translate a basic range of Chinese news articles; develop listening skills appropriate to understanding Chinese broadcast news; develop a basic understanding of the political, economic, and social background to major issues in contemporary China; and be able to acess and read major Chinese resources on the Internet


Exam: 40%
Written work: 30%
2 x Class tests: 20%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar
1 hour computer lab

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


Chinese 4 or equivalent + interview