Units of Study

CHNS1600 - The Chinese Language, Present and Past

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Linda Tsung


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%), 1x10 minute oral presentation based on work for essay (10%); 3 or 4xhomework assignments (200wds each) (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


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm






  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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