The Chinese Language, Present and Past (CHNS1600)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
4x 30-minute tests (40%), 1x1000wd Essay (30%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation based on work for Essay (10%); homework assignments (200wds each) (20%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
CHNS1101 or CHNS1201
HSC Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS2111 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2903 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1314
CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.