CONTEMPORARY CHINESE AND CHINA B : CRITICAL ISSUES

CHI3CCB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to allow high level students to further extend their professional Chinese abilities and orient them in China related studies. Topics comprise digital economy and social class changes, Chinese contemporary literature, social development and division, changes of global views, and modern civil war history. It particularly focuses on the training of skills in social sciences research using Chinese primary sources, as well as translation in primary data from Chinese into English and from English into Chinese. The subject features online and multimedia based collaborative teaching and learning experiences.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCHI2CCD OR CHI2CMT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Chinese for Advanced Learners: Language, society and culture

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorPing Wang and Yangbin Chen

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherNewsouth Books, UNSW

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Formulate a critical argument on the social, cultural and political issues in contemporary China.
02. Review relevant disciplinary literature and explain the social, cultural and political issues in contemporary Chinese society.
03. Use Chinese language to make a preliminary social science inquiry in the topics regarding contemporary Chinese social, cultural and political issues.
04. Work with a partner or as part of a team to communicate in oral and written formats
05. Develop lines of argument, and orientation in Chinese-English two way translation practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class group presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Mini-forms and workshop activities (2000 words equivalent)Ten lecture mini-forms and workshop activities during week 2-11

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

One research essay (2000 words equivalent)On a chosen critical issue in contemporary China

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6