Chinese 4A (Advanced) (CHNS3603)


Advanced training in modern Chinese language, with a focus on reading. By studying a range of literary and non-literary texts, graded for difficulty, students will acquire the reading skills necessary for advanced work in Chinese Studies. They will enrich their knowledge of Chinese as a vehicle for discussion of important issues, while developing their own skills in oral and written expression of relatively complex subject matter.

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week


Classwork (equivalent to 2000wds) (10%), in-class tests (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%), 1x30 minute Oral Presentation (30%) and Chinese-language writing assignments (equivalent to 2000wds) (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CHNS1202 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3104


CHNS2203, HSC Chinese Background Speakers

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.