Communication and Social Change in China (CHNS2613)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: No Chinese-language skill is required, (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: No Chinese-language skill is required

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