CONTEMPORARY CHINESE AND CHINA B : CRITICAL ISSUES

CHI3CCB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to allow high level and honours students to further extend their professional Chinese abilities and orient them in China related studies. Topics comprise ethnic minorities, social class changes, Chinese classical literature, Chinese written system, and science and technology in Ancient China. It particularly focuses on the training of skills in social sciences research in Chinese primary source, as well as translation in primary data from Chinese into English and from English into Chinese. It also features as online and multimedia based collaborative teaching and learning experience.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHI1CPA or CHI2CPA or CHI3CPA or co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHI1CPB, CHI2CPB, CHI3010, CHI3CPB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsModule of readings prepared by the lecturerPrescribedNANA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to formulate a critical argument on the social, cultural and political issues in contemporary China.

Activities:
Presentation, group debates and short essay writing exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Ability to generally review the literature and explain the social, cultural and political issues in contemporary Chinese society.

Activities:
Presentations and debates in class activities, reading comprehension questions in mid-semester and final examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Ability to use Chinese language to make a preliminary social science inquiry in the topics regarding contemporary Chinese social, cultural and political issues.

Activities:
themed short presentations and debated in class activities, and writings during mid semester and final examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Ability to work with a partner or as part of a team to perform oral or written tasks

Activities:
Group presentation on researched topics
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Deliver a persuasive Chinese speech upon a themed topic.

Activities:
Oral presentation and class debate activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Write argumentative texts on studied topics, developing a line of argument, and orientation in Chinese-English two way translation practice

Activities:
Collaborative translation exercises, short essay writing exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class group presentation (500 words equivalent)20 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour end of semester examination (2000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 06
One research essay on a chosen critical issue in contemporary China (1500 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 06