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  • 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...

  • Japanese Grammar in ActionJAPN20010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of the Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation a...

  • Japanese Through TranslationJAPN20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces advanced learners of Japanese to two interrelated, but different, areas of language study: translation and interpreting. It provides the students with opportunities to understand and gain knowledge necessary for interpreting and translating. It involves the practice of int...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN10009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. They will also learn useful reading stra...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN20011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. They will also learn useful reading stra...

  • Contemporary JapanJAPN20005

    Offered:Semester 1, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines basic themes in contemporary Japanese society, as well as commonly used theoretical models. Topics for discussion include the tension between individuals and collective society; notions of regional, gender and age-based status identities and the effects of social change. Stu...

  • Japanese 4JAPN20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have successfully completed Japanese 3 and can recognise around 250 Kanji characters. In this subject, students will be introduced to around 100 new Kanji characters. They will develop communication skills to deal with formal interaction genres such as se...

  • Variation in Japanese LanguageJAPN20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The diversity of language within Japanese, be it phonetical, lexical, morphological, grammatical and strategical, exist according to the speaker’s gender, age, hometown and type of communication one is engaged in. To ensure successful communication in Japanese, one must learn not only the ‘standa...

  • Japanese 1JAPN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with no Japanese learning background. Students will develop essential foundation of Japanese literacy in order to be able to engage in social events and situations in an appropriate manner, while drawing on their background knowledge in their first language. ...

  • Japanese 7JAPN30005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Japanese 6 and can recognise around 600 kanji characters, or those who have similar experience. This subject will enhance students’ academic literacy skills to conduct research related to Japan/Japanese. Students will establish advanced Jap...

  • Signs and Symbols in JapaneseJAPN20009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students an overview of the current Japanese writing system, consisting of three types of script: kanji, hiragana and katakana. Students will learn the historical backgrounds of these types of script, and learn the current structural and functional characteristics of ...

  • Italian Honours Language Seminar 2ITAL40002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is intended to focus on texts from non-mainstream literature as a stimulus to discussion and conversation practice. Advanced exercises in Italian composition will be set for the purpose of studying syntax and style in the appropriate registers. The subject will also include advanced ...

  • Graduate Italian BITAL90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to develop Italian 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 Italian-spea...

  • Italian 6ITAL30014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students in this subject intensively revise and further develop their knowledge of contemporary Italian language and culture. The subject combines analysis of language structures with a practical focus, all designed to extend students’ linguistic capacities in reading, writing, listening, speakin...

  • Italian 4ITAL10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will further develop their communicative abilities in Italian and their understanding of Italian culture by engaging with authentic texts, written, spoken and audiovisual. A range of media and activities will be used to explore key themes in modern Italian society. The acquisition of str...

  • Italian 8ITAL20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject continues its focus on the spoken and written language and culture of present day Italy. Students will undertake regular activities in order to further develop their linguistic and cultural skills. They will also participate in regular conversation practice for the purpose of reinfor...

  • Italian 1 (Mid-Year Intensive)ITAL10008

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    This subject provides in intensive mode a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Italian. Language classes will gradually familiarise the students with the structures, rules and skills necessary to communicate in Italian. Continuous assessment (through tests, exercises and other activities) i...

  • Imaging ItalyITAL30010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to allow students to explore representations of Italy through creative texts with a particular focus on visual narratives. It may include a study of aspects of Italian film, theatre, and visual art in their social and political contexts, and the relationship between those...

  • Italian 6ITAL10007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students in this subject intensively revise and further develop their knowledge of contemporary Italian language and culture. The subject combines analysis of language structures with a practical focus, all designed to extend students’ linguistic capacities in reading, writing, listening, speakin...

  • Italian 3ITAL20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will consolidate and develop their ability to communicate in Italian while improving their understanding of Italian culture. A range of authentic media will be used to explore key themes in modern Italian society. This subject is designed for students with some prior knowledge, or experi...