Units of Study

CHNS2613 - Communication and Social Change in China

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Joyce Nip


This unit examines the relationship between communication and social change in contemporary China, inclusive of mainland China, Hong Kong, and regional sites. Students will learn about selected major events and trends in Chinese societies. They will also learn about the use of communications, including new media, in selected major events. Theories that examine the consequences of communication on community development and democratic participation will be introduced.


1xcase study presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 junior credit points in one of the following: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, Government and International Relations, History, Global Studies, Media and Communications, Political Economy, Political Economic and Social Sciences, Sociology, Social Policy or Socio-Legal Studies

Assumed Knowledge

No Chinese-language skill is required


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Tute 1





1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2

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