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CHIN20008 China Since Mao

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 30 hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

Time commitment totals 170 hours.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Lewis Mayo

Contact

lmayo@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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 people. It aims to give a sense of the contemporary Chinese cultural landscape and how this has been analysed by scholars.

Learning Outcomes:
  • demonstrate familiarity with some major themes in modern Chinese culture.
  • demonstrate an understanding of some of the basic dynamics of Chinese society.
  • demonstrate an enhanced understanding of some cultural values and social structures reflected in language use.
  • acquire skills to use scholarly analysis to understand contemporary social and cultural phenomena.
  • be able to develop arguments from critical reading of academic materials and present them in writing and speech.
  • be able to understand how relations of power affect social and cultural systems.
Assessment:
  • An essay of 2000 words due mid-semester (45%)
  • An essay of 2000 words due during the examination period (45%)
  • Continuous tutorial participation throughout the semester (10%)

Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Materials will be supplied by Institute.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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 discussion

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Asian Studies
Asian Studies Major
Chinese Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Asian Studies
Related Breadth Track(s): Chinese Studies

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