A major in Chinese Studies teaches Chinese culture, literature, society and linguistics in addition to modern and classical Chinese languages. It provides students with a solid understanding of Chinese society and culture, the skills essential to function with confidence in the Chinese speaking world, the ability to work in China-related professions and the competence to conduct research in Chinese studies.
All students who intend to major in Chinese Studies are advised to take as many CHNS units of study as possible (up to a maximum of 60 senior credit points) and are strongly advised to take CHNS1601 Understanding Contemporary China in their first year. They must complete a minimum of 36 senior credit points in Chinese Studies, or selected units of study cross-listed from other programs.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
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