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  • Chinese 5CHIN20003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students of non-Chinese speaking background who have completed Chinese 3 and Chinese 4 (previously offered as Chinese 2A and 2B), or equivalent. Students will build on the knowledge gained through their previous studies and broaden their reading, listening comprehensi...

  • Contemporary Chinese LiteratureCHIN10019

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines developments in contemporary Chinese literature, seeking to place these in the context of cultural discourses that emerged in China after 1949. The texts studied in the subject will be primarily selected from representative contemporary literary works, but will also include ...

  • China Since MaoCHIN20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines cultural and social tendencies in contemporary China, and shows how they have developed from the socialist system. It analyses the culture of China's different social groups - men, women, young people, workers, farmers, the elites, minorities, intellectuals and business peop...

  • Chinese 7CHIN20027

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have an intermediate level of Chinese language skills and minimal literacy skills. It aims to help students make the transition from beginning level textbook Chinese to a more advanced level where they can not only deal with original Chinese materials intended for...

  • Chinese 2CHIN10006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will further develop their ability to communicate and understand in simple Chinese by engaging with the key cultural situations in Chinese society including the norms and customs affecting interactions everyday life. Student expertise in the employment of both linguistic and cultural res...

  • Taiwan & Beyond: Chinese Settler CultureCHIN30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to migration and settlement as major processes in Chinese cultural history. It examines the expansion of Chinese culture beyond its traditional heartlands, taking Taiwan as a key example. Taiwan will be examined alongside other Chinese "settler cultures" for examp...

  • Understanding the New Media in ChinaCHIN20029

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject engages with the new form of language used in the modern media in China, including its written, audio and visual forms .It explores its roots and meanings and the factors which led to its emergence.

  • Chinese in Context 2CHIN20011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is a continuation of Chinese 3 (major). It is designed as an upper-intermediate subject in Chinese for students of non-Chinese background who are doing Chinese major starting from Chinese 1. It aims to consolidate and extend students' oral and listening skills while building on and e...

  • Chinese Studies: Culture and EmpireCHIN20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This introductory subject examines Chinese society and culture by looking at the relationship between cultural systems and imperial power. It addresses the long-term development of social and intellectual structures in China in relation to empire as a political order and a system of territorial d...

  • Graduate French BFREN90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to develop French language abilities, both oral and written, for graduate students. Students will have the opportunity to learn idiomatic and formal features of the language, and apply their abilities to the analysis of a range of complex issues within the French-speaki...

  • French Thesis Part 1FREN40010

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A thesis on a topic approved by the French program Honours coordinator.

  • French IV: Honours Language IFREN40005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is intended primarily to foster students' writing skills, with a particular focus on academic writing. Students will analyse a range of academic texts and learn to identify and use the rhetorical features inherent to French academic discourses. In each text they will identify feature...

  • French 1FREN10004

    Offered:Semester 1, Winter TermYear:2019

    This subject offers students an introduction to the study of language and culture in the French Studies discipline. The subject is designed to equip students who have little or no previous study of the French language with the skills necessary to become independent language learners, and to devel...

  • New Caledonia in the 21st CenturyFREN20021

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This course, which includes an intensive in-country component, will explore the history, politics and socio-cultural context of New Caledonia as it transitions towards possible independence from France through a series of referenda between 2014 and 2018. This will be achieved by examining the eve...

  • French 6FREN10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers high-level French students a course in advanced conversation structure and analysis. It will build on the linguistic and cultural competences acquired in previous levels to develop greater awareness of how the historical, intercultural, political and social aspects of language...

  • New Caledonia in the 21st CenturyFREN30019

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This course, which includes an intensive in-country component, will explore the history, politics and socio-cultural context of New Caledonia as it transitions towards possible independence from France through a series of referenda between 2014 and 2018. This will be achieved by examining the eve...

  • Romanticism to Decadence: French NovelsFREN30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will study a selection of novels from the 19th century, analysing their narrative structures, and developing an awareness of their social and political contexts. Various theories of narrative will be used to facilitate an understanding of the evolution of the French novel...

  • French 6FREN20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers high-level French students a course in advanced conversation structure and analysis. It will build on the linguistic and cultural competences acquired in previous levels to develop greater awareness of how the historical, intercultural, political and social aspects of language...

  • Chinese Thesis Part 1CHIN40006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will be required to write a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor. They will also be required to present a seminar paper on the results of their research.

  • Advanced Chinese TranslationCHIN20026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will learn to translate from Chinese to English and English to Chinese. The selection of texts will be limited to modern literature and to documents and news items on politics and international affairs. In their translations students will learn to focus on accuracy as wel...