Units of Study

CHNS1600 - The Chinese Language, Present and Past

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Derek Dane Herforth

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

CHNS1101 or CHNS1201

Corequisites

CHNS1102, or CHNS1202, or CHNS2602

Prohibitions

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

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