Units of Study

CHNS2614 - Understanding News About China

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Joyce Nip
Phone: +61 2 9351 2432
Email: joyce.nip@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit introduces the institutions, theories and methods for students to understand the news media in present-day China, inclusive of mainland China, Hong Kong, and regional sites. The media system, regulations, and the major news outlets in Chinese societies are introduced. Global theories of news production provide the conceptual tool, and elementary content analysis methods provide the research tool for analyzing and comparing news reports produced in English by the Chinese and other news media.

Assessments

1x1000wd in-class comparative news analysis (25%), 1x800wd presentation of news analysis (15%), 1x1700wd indepth research report (40%), 1x500wd sharing of resource online (10%), tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)

Corequisites

CHNS1601

Assumed Knowledge

No Chinese-language skill is required

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture

 

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