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  • Topics in Chinese StudiesCHIN90003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. Where appropriate, visiting scholars will parti...

  • Graduate Chinese ACHIN90005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a language subject for postgraduate students in Chinese. The level of study, content, and assessment in the subject will be determined by the Coordinator after placement testing and/or consultation with the students. Students will either be placed in an appropriate stream of language stud...

  • Chinese 6CHIN10018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students to develop their ability to communicate in Chinese at a beginning-advanced level and their analytical skills of the Chinese language through engaging with a range of topics concerning contemporary Chinese society and culture. Their linguistic competence will ...

  • Chinese 4CHIN10016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a post-elementary subject in Chinese. It covers basic grammatical structures and students should know up to 700 Chinese characters as well as furthering their knowledge of Chinese cultural practices by the end of the semster.

  • Chinese 1CHIN10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will develop their ability to communicate and understand in simple Chinese by engaging with the following key cultural situations in Chinese society such as situations relating to the use of names, family relationships, social exchanges which deploy different forms of address, and engagi...

  • Classic Chinese CivilisationCHIN30001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will be introduced to the distinctive characteristics of Chinese civilization from a comparative East-West framework. The focus will be on how the ancient Chinese found solutions to universal human problems, such as how to set up social and political organizations, the op...

  • Chinese 8CHIN10004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is for students who have a 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 f...

  • Chinese Economic DocumentsCHIN30012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a reading course on Chinese economic and business documents. Students will be given a guided introduction to a variety of economic documents, including official policy statements, statistical material, newspaper reports and comments, and information drawn from the world wide web. ...

  • Chinese 9CHIN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a subject for the background speakers of Chinese who have limited literacy in Chinese and for background speakers of English who have developed their skills in Chinese language. Students will develop their ability to communicate in Chinese at an advanced level and conduct discussion on a ...

  • The Grammar of EnglishLING90035

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a systematic examination of the major elements of English grammar using principles of linguistic analysis. The subject is delivered through a ‘blended learning’ approach, with a mixture of online and intensive on-campus teaching modes, and extensive resources, including video inte...

  • Audio Visual PreservationCUMC90020

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will provide students with an introduction to the identification and preservation of the most common audio visual recording formats: motion picture film, magnetic media, audio recording technologies, and video; and provide an overview of the care of collections comprising audio visua...

  • Seminars in Descriptive LinguisticsLING40009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a course of advanced seminars in descriptive linguistics, whose topic will vary from year to year. Topics studied in the past have included gesture in interaction and grammaticalisation. Students who complete this subject should demonstrate an understanding of the topic being stud...

  • Second Language PragmaticsLING90034

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides an overview of research in second language pragmatics. It covers research methods in second language pragmatics, learners’ developmental pathways, effects of individual learner differences and learning contexts on pragmatics learning, teaching and assessment of second langua...

  • Reading DialogueCWRI40012

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will introduce students to advanced dialogic techniques in relation to a range of genres including short story, novel and script. The exploration of the mechanics of dialogue will be cast against the historical evolution of modern and postmodern modes of dialogue so that students wi...

  • Seminars in Theoretical LinguisticsLING40004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a course of advanced seminars in theoretical linguistics, whose topic will vary from year to year. The subject will take a formal theoretical approach with the particular topic for the seminar being phonology, morphology, syntax or semantics. Students who complete this subject sho...

  • Discourse Analysis and RepresentationLING40003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the advanced study of major theories and methods of discourse analysis and representation, through consideration of both classic and recent approaches, and through practice at applying particular methods of analysis.

  • Current Topics in Applied LinguisticsLING90029

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This elective will cover advanced topics in applied linguistics, with the focus to vary each year. Possible topics to be covered include (but are not limited to): validity in language testing, feedback in second language writing, interlanguage pragmatics, socialization and identity, narrative enq...

  • Popular Cultures in IndonesiaINDO30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on two areas, namely the location of a particular study of popular culture within the broader study of cultures, and questions of aesthetic and political values with specific reference to Indonesian contexts. Students will examine critically selected analyses of different gen...

  • Italian FictionsITAL30006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the study of significant literary and/or visual and written texts, and may include the study of particular genres, authors, critical methodologies, literary and cultural schools or movements, cultural and/or literary developments in a particular century. To...

  • Romanticism, Feminism, RevolutionENGL20020

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject maps the intertwined (and sometimes antagonistic) trajectories of Romanticism and early Feminism, as they emerge in Britain in the wake of the American and French Revolutions. Drawing on prose, poetry and drama from this period (including texts by Byron, Blake, Bronte, Hays, Radcliff...