Units of Study

CHNS1600 - The Chinese Language, Present and Past

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Derek Dane Herforth


The Chinese language is a complex, constantly evolving social institution with a fascinating history. Its influence has been felt throughout East Asia and much of mainland Southeast Asia. This unit of study introduces important aspects of that history to students at the early stages of learning Modern Standard Chinese. Besides acquiring insights that will aid their mastery of the modern language, students will sample the interest and beauty of the classical language, vehicle of traditional Chinese poetry and philosophy.


4x30-minute tests (40%), 1x1000wd essay (30%), 1x oral presentation based on work for essay (10%); 3 or 4xhomework assignments (20%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


CHNS1101 or CHNS1201


CHNS1102, or CHNS1202, or CHNS2602


HSC Chinese for Background Speakers; CHNS2111; CHNS2112; CHNS2903; CHNS2904; CHNS1313; CHNS1314

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