Chinese Honours A (CHNS4011)


The Honours program in Chinese Studies consists of: 1. a long thesis written in English (18000 - 20000 words) and two seminars. The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours result and the seminars 40% (each seminar 20%) or 2. a short thesis in English (12000 - 15000 words) and three seminars. The thesis is worth 40% of the final Honours result and the seminars 60% (each seminar 20%). The following seminars are on offer in 2014: Semester 1: Theory and Method in Asian Studies (Dr Olivier Ansart) Semester 2: Engaging Asia (Dr Rebecca Suter) In consultation with the supervisor and with the approval of the Chair of the Department, students can also select seminars from other programs in the Faculty of Arts. The Department also offers joint Honours supervision with other programs. For more information, contact Dr Wei Wang

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Two or three seminars, each meets weekly for two hours for one semester


a thesis of 18000-20000 words and two seminars or a thesis of 12000 - 15000 words and three seminars

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of Chinese Studies, including completion of the major. ASNS3690, Approaches to Research in Asian Studies is strongly recommended and may be counted towards the required 48 senior credit points by all stu

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