6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (http://www.monash.edu/arts/language-entry-level/) or permission from the unit coordinator.
Through the study of graded Chinese news articles, this unit will introduce students to the language and issues of Chinese and international current affairs. Topics covered include culture, politics, economics, the environment, international relations, international events and 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 media Chinese media; be able to read, comprehend, and translate a basic range of text-based Chinese news articles; develop a basic understanding of major domestic and international issues that are of intimate concern to ordinary people in China and other Chinese speaking communities; and be able to access, search and read Chinese media resources on the Internet with a high degree of independence.
Within semester assessment: 55% + Exam: 45%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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