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Taiwan & Beyond: Chinese Settler Culture (CHIN30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeCHIN30002
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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 example Singapore, elsewhere in Southeast Asia, or Australasia.

Intended learning outcomes

  • acquire skills to think critically and analytically about complex social and cultural phenomena.
  • be able to present arguments coherently in writing and in speech.
  • understand contemporary global issues in their wider historical context.

Generic skills

  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
  • acquire public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.

Last updated: 11 October 2019