Chinese Studies

Errata
Item Change Section Date
 1. CHNS1102 Chinese 1B (for Beginners) – prerequisite is CHNS1101 Table A 1/4/2015
 2.

CHNS2650 Chinese in Country Study A – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.

Table A 1/4/2015
3.

 

CHNS2651 Chinese in Country Study B – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
Table A 1/4/2015
 4.

CHNS2652 Chinese in Country Study C – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
Table A 1/4/2015
 5.

CHNS2653 Chinese in Country Study D – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
Table A 1/4/2015
 6.

CHNS2654 Chinese in Country Study E – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
Table A 1/4/2015
 7.

CHNS2655 Chinese in Country Study F – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
Table A 1/4/2015
 8.

CHNS2656 Chinese in Country Study G – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
Table A 1/4/2015
 9.

CHNS2657 Chinese in Country Study H – This unit is not in the 2015 handbook, but will be available in Semester 2, July Intensive, and December Intensive.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Xiaowei Zhang Sessions: Semester 1, Semester 2, Int July, Int December Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 (or a sequel within the same stream); or any senior CHNS unit of study whose numeric code has 60 as the second and third digits. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department. Assumed knowledge: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

Note: Department permission required for enrolment.

Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
Table A 1/4/2015
10.

CHNS3639 Chinese Cinema

Pre-requisites: 12 senior credit points of Chinese Studies or 12 senior credit points of Asian Studies

Table A 27/5/2015
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Chinese Studies

A major in Chinese Studies requires at least 36 senior credit points from this table including at least 24 senior credit points from language units of study of which 6 must be at 3000 level.

Junior units of study

Language
CHNS1101
Chinese 1A (For Beginners)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N CHNS1201 or CHNS1301 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1321, HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 1
Summer Main
Winter Main
CHNS1102
Chinese 1B (For Beginners)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1101
N CHNS1302


Assumed knowledge: One semester of Chinese at introductory level
Semester 2
CHNS1201
Chinese 1C (For Advanced Beginners)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N CHNS1101 or CHNS1301 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1321, HSC Chinese Background Speakers


Assumed knowledge: Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., Putonghua, Cantonese) combined with no, or very limited, knowledge of characters
Semester 1
CHNS1202
Chinese 1D (For Advanced Beginners)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1201
N CHNS1102 or CHNS1302 or CHNS1312 or CHNS1322, HSC Chinese Background Speakers


Assumed knowledge: Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., putonghua, Cantonese) combined with full mastery (reading and writing) of about 400 to 500 characters and at least basic communicative skills in Putonghua
Semester 2
CHNS1303
Chinese for Background Speakers 1

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P HSC Chinese (Background Speakers), or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese
N CHNS1101 or CHNS1102 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2602
Semester 1
Summer Main
Winter Main
CHNS1304
Chinese for Background Speakers 2

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1303
N CHNS1101 or CHNS1102 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2602
Semester 2
Culture
CHNS1600
The Chinese Language, Present and Past

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1101 or CHNS1201
C CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602
N CHNS2111 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2903 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1314, HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 2
CHNS1601
Understanding Contemporary China

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N ASNS1101
Semester 1

Senior units of study

Language
CHNS2601
Chinese 2A (Lower Intermediate)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1102
N CHNS2101


Assumed knowledge: One year (approx. 5 hours per week for 26 weeks) of Chinese at introductory level
Semester 1
CHNS2602
Chinese 2B (Lower Intermediate)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS2601 or CHNS2101
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers


Assumed knowledge: Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese, including full mastery of about 1000 characters (preferably full-form).
Semester 2
CHNS2611
Classical Chinese A

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2102 or CHNS3104 or CHNS2204
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers


Assumed knowledge: Minimum of one year of Chinese at introductory level.
Semester 1
CHNS2612
Classical Chinese B

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS2611 or CHNS2111 or HSC Chinese for Background Speakers, or CHNS1313 or CHNS2903
N CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314
Semester 2
CHNS3601
Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS2602 or CHNS1202
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS3103


Assumed knowledge: Two years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese
Semester 1
CHNS3602
Chinese 3B (Upper Intermediate)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS3601 or CHNS3103
N CHNS3104, HSC Chinese Background Speakers


Assumed knowledge: Two and a half years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese
Semester 2
CHNS3603
Chinese 4A (Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1202 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3104
N CHNS2203, HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 1
CHNS3604
Chinese 4B (Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS3603 or CHNS2203
N CHNS2204, HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 2
CHNS3605
Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS3604 or Distinction in CHNS3602
N HSC Chinese for Background Speakers


Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3602 will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of Chinese 4A
Semester 1
CHNS3606
Chinese Studies 5B (Higher Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS3605 or Distinction in CHNS3603


Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3603 Chinese 4A (Advanced) will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of CHNS3604 Chinese 4B (Advanced)
Semester 2
CHNS3607
Chinese Buddhist Texts

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904
Semester 1
CHNS3610
Chinese Translation

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or CHNS3604 or CHNS3612
Semester 1
CHNS3611
Chinese for Specific Purposes 1

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS3602 or CHNS3604
N CHNS3605 or CHNS3606
Semester 1
CHNS3612
Chinese for Specific Purposes 2

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS3611
N CHNS3606, CHNS3605
Semester 2
Culture
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
C CHNS1601
Semester 2
CHNS3621
Case Studies in Chinese Translation

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P CHNS1304 or CHNS3605 or CHNS3610
Semester 2
CHNS3633
Lu Xun and China's Modern Literature

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (6 Senior credit points in ICLS)
Semester 2
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 Senior credit points from Chinese Studies
Semester 2
CHNS3640
Chinese History Through Chinese Eyes
6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3561


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese
Semester 2
CHNS3641
Readings in Early Chinese Thought

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (CHNS1600 and CHNS1601) or (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3551 or CHNS3451


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 2
CHNS3645
Classical Chinese Prose

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3547 or CHNS3447


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
CHNS3646
Classical Chinese Fiction

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3543 or CHNS3443


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program. Prerequisites: Good grounding in Classical Chinese.
Semester 2
CHNS3647
Classical Chinese Poetry

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3441 or CHNS3541
Semester 2

Electives

ASNS2618
Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present
6    A Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester.
P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Sanskrit, History or International and Global Studies) or (12 Senior credit points from Government and International Relations including GOVT2424)
N ASNS2118, ASNS2118, ASNS2118


Assumed knowledge: Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester.
Semester 1
Semester 1
ASNS3618
Popular China

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Anthropology)
Semester 2
BDST2613
Zen and Chan Buddhism

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 Junior credit points from ANTH, ASNS, BBCL,CHNS, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 or SCLG
Semester 1

Exchange

Honours

CHNS4011
Chinese Honours A

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

12      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS4012
Chinese Honours B

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

12    C CHNS4011
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS4013
Chinese Honours C

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

12    C CHNS4012
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS4014
Chinese Honours D

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

12    C CHNS4013
Semester 1
Semester 2