Units of Study
CHNS1600 - The Chinese Language, Present and Past
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Dr 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.
4x 30-minute tests (40%), 1x 1000wd essay (30%), 1x10 minute oral presentation based on work for essay (10%); homework 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
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