ASIA IN-COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA CHINA STUDENT FORUM

AST2AIC

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This subject offers an intensive cultural and social immersion experience in conjunction with the inter-disciplinary Australia-China Student Forum run by the Centre for China Studies and Confucius Institute at La Trobe University. This Asian Studies subject is offered to any second or third year student in any discipline across La Trobe University (experience of learning Chinese language is NOT a prerequisite). The program has both an Australia-based and in-country (China) component, and sees students from Australia and China engaging in a dialogue around an annual theme and gaining deeper intercultural understanding. The program runs in the latter half of second semester with the in-country component following the exam period. Students eligible to receive credit for this subject will have the opportunity to apply for supporting scholarships. These scholarships will contribute to costs associated with the in-country (China) living component of the subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects AST3AIC, CHI2CIC, CHI3CIC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChina: a global studies handbookPrescribedRobert Andreì LaFleur ... [et al.].SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. : ABC-CLIO, C2003. LTU LIBRARY CALL NO.: 951 C53932
ReadingsChina : a handbook in intercultural communicationRecommendedJean BrickSYDNEY : NATIONAL CENTRE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND RESEARCH, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsIntegrated Chinese Level 1/1 Textbook, (simplified, 3rd ed.)RecommendedYao, T. et. al. 1997BOSTON
ReadingsThe Cambridge illustrated history of ChinaRecommendedPatricia Buckley EbreyCAMBRIDGE ; NEW YORK, 1996, LTU LIBRARY CALL NO.: 951 EBRE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to explore Chinese cultural component through library, literature and online based resource in English

Activities:
library literate review on Chinese culture and society pre-departure
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork

02. Ability to formulate a brief opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to generally engage in the discussion on China related topics.

Activities:
discussion with Chinese students during the Australia-China Students Forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Speaking

03. Ability to manage open-ended short communication with functional approximations of accurate language and intonation for the context

Activities:
daily encounters in Chinese with local university students and residents; seminars on contempoary Chinese culture and society
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking

04. Ability to perform a basic analysis and synthesis, and to develop and evaluate simple arguments. Ability to use a bilingual paper based and online based dictionaries correctly.

Activities:
writing a learning portfolio on this program
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

05. Ability to work as part of a team in class role play activities and presentation.

Activities:
giving a group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

06. Ability to write functional sentences using appropriate structure with correct grammar in Chinese

Activities:
Chinese writing practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 39-43, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 40 - 41
Ten 8.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 41 and delivered via blended.
"In each city, students will visit local communities, universities, government organizations and/or industries during their tour. Upon return to La Trobe University, students will complete a reflective journal which critically delineates and summarizes their experience. As part of the Australia-China Student Forum, they will also engage in the face-to-face discussion with local Chinese students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Australian-Chinese student group project 500 words20 02, 03, 05
Book review pre-departure 1000 words15 01
Group presentation 500 words15 05
Participation in the Forum and reflective journal 2000 words50 03, 04, 06