Units of Study

CHNS1600 - The Chinese Language, Present and Past

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Linda Tsung
Phone: +61 2 9351 2868
Email: linda.tsung@sydney.edu.au

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

4x 30-minute tests (40%), 1x 1000wd essay (30%), 1x10 minute oral presentation based on work for essay (10%); homework assignments (200wds each) (20%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

CHNS1101 or CHNS1201

Corequisites

CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602

Prohibitions

CHNS2904
HSC: Chinese Background Speakers
CHNS1313
CHNS2112
CHNS2903
CHNS1314
CHNS2111

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

CHNS1600

 

Lecture

         

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

CHNS1600

   

Tute

         

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