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Honours Chinese B (CHIN90002)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHIN90002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This is a continuation of Honours Chinese A. It will develop students’ ability to handle Chinese texts over a wide range of subject matter such as newspapers, academic articles, discussion papers and literary works. Students are expected to develop skills in advanced literacy in Chinese and knowledge and sinological methodology.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who sucessfully complete this subject should:

  • gain enhanced skills in the comprehension of written Chinese;
  • be able to engage with a complex cultural system and develop heightened global awareness; and
  • gain an understanding of key methodologies in China studies research.

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • develop research skills through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry, and familiarisation with research methods;
  • be trained in critical thinking and analysis through required and recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by assessing the arguments expressed in the reading materials;
  • learn to think in theoretical and analytical terms: through lectures, tutorial discussion, essay writing and engagement in the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences;
  • acquire an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and an international awareness of the world. They will do so by developing critical self-awareness, contextualising judgements and knowledge, opening themselves to new ideas and new aspects of Chinese culture, and formulating arguments;
  • be able to communicate knowledge clearly and economically, through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations. They will be trained to give attention to detail through close reading, textual analysis, and essay writing. The class presentations and tutorial participation will train them in public speaking and enhance their confidence in self-expression; and
  • learn to plan and manage their time through organising their workloads for required reading and meeting deadlines for essays and assignments.

Last updated: 3 April 2019