Chinese Studies

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)
6    N CHNS1301, HSC: Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS1321, CHNS1201, CHNS1313
Semester 1
Summer Main
Winter Main
CHNS1102
Chinese 1B (For Beginners)
6    A One semester of Chinese at introductory level
P CHNS1201
N CHNS1302
Semester 2
CHNS1201
Chinese 1C (For Advanced Beginners)
6    A Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., Putonghua, Cantonese) combined with no, or very limited, knowledge of characters
N CHNS1313, CHNS1321, CHNS1301, CHNS1101, HSC: Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 1
CHNS1202
Chinese 1D (For Advanced Beginners)
6    A 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
P CHNS1201
N CHNS1302, CHNS1312, HSC: Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS1102, CHNS1322
Semester 2
CHNS1303
Chinese for Background Speakers 1
6    P Must have passed HSC Chinese (Background Speakers) or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese
N CHNS2601, CHNS1101, CHNS1102, CHNS2602
Semester 1
Summer Main
Winter Main
CHNS1304
Chinese for Background Speakers 2
6    P CHNS1303
N CHNS1102, CHNS2601, CHNS1101, CHNS2602
Semester 2
Culture
CHNS1600
The Chinese Language, Present and Past
6    P CHNS1101 or CHNS1201
C CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602
N CHNS2904, CHNS2112, HSC: Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS1313, CHNS2903, CHNS1314, CHNS2111
Semester 2
CHNS1601
Understanding Contemporary China
6    N ASNS1101
Semester 1

Senior units of study

Language
CHNS2601
Chinese 2A (Lower Intermediate)
6    A One year (approx. 5 hours per week for 26 weeks) of Chinese at introductory level
P CHNS1102
N CHNS2101
Semester 1
CHNS2602
Chinese 2B (Lower Intermediate)
6    A Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese, including full mastery of about 1000 characters (preferably full-form).
P CHNS2601 or CHNS2101
N HSC: Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 2
CHNS2611
Classical Chinese A
6    A Minimum of one year of Chinese at introductory level.
P CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2102 or CHNS3104 or CHNS2204
N HSC: Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 1
CHNS2612
Classical Chinese B
6    P CHNS2611 or CHNS2111 or HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or CHNS1313 or CHNS2903
N CHNS1314, CHNS2112, CHNS2904
Semester 2
CHNS3601
Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate)
6    A Two years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese
P CHNS2602 or CHNS1202
N HSC: Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS3103
Semester 1
CHNS3602
Chinese 3B (Upper Intermediate)
6    A Two and a half years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese
P CHNS3601 or CHNS3103
N CHNS3104, HSC: Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 2
CHNS3603
Chinese 4A (Advanced)
6    P CHNS1202 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3104
N CHNS2204, CHNS2203, HSC: Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 1
CHNS3604
Chinese 4B (Advanced)
6    P CHNS3603 or CHNS2203
N CHNS2204, HSC: Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 2
CHNS3605
Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced)
6    P CHNS3604 or Distinction in CHNS3602. (Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3602 will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of Chinese 4A).
N HSC: Chinese for Background Speakers
Semester 1
CHNS3606
Chinese Studies 5B (Higher Advanced)
6    P CHNS3605 Advanced Chinese Studies A, or department permission. [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
6    P CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904
Semester 1
CHNS3610
Chinese Translation
6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or CHNS3604 or CHNS3612
Semester 1
CHNS3611
Chinese for Specific Purposes 1
6    P CHNS3602 or CHNS3604
N CHNS3606, CHNS3605
Semester 1
CHNS3612
Chinese for Specific Purposes 2
6    P CHNS3611
N CHNS3605, CHNS3606
Semester 2
Culture
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China
6    A No Chinese-language skill is required
P (12 Junior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6    A No Chinese-language skill is required
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
6    P CHNS1304 or CHNS3605 or CHNS3610
Semester 2
CHNS3633
Lu Xun and China's Modern Literature
6    A No knowledge of the Chinese language or literature is required
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
6    P No knowledge of the Chinese language or cinema is required.
Semester 2
CHNS3640
Readings in Traditional Chinese History
6    P Basic knowledge of Classical Chinese
N CHNS3561


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
Semester 2
CHNS3641
Readings in Early Chinese Thought
6    P (CHNS1600 and CHNS1601) or (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3551, 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
6    P At least 12 credit points of (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3547, 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
6    P Good grounding in Classical Chinese
N CHNS3543, CHNS3443


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 2
CHNS3647
Classical Chinese Poetry
6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or (CHNS2611 and CHNS2612)
N CHNS3441, 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
Semester 1
ASNS3618
Popular China
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
6    P 12 Junior credit points from ANTH, ASNS, BBCL,CHNS, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 or SCLG
Semester 1

Exchange/In-Country

CHNS1801
Chinese Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS1802
Chinese Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS2810
Chinese Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS2811
Chinese Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS2812
Chinese Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS2813
Chinese Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

CHNS4011
Chinese Honours A
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS4012
Chinese Honours B
12    C CHNS4011
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS4013
Chinese Honours C
12    C CHNS4012
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS4014
Chinese Honours D
12    C CHNS4013
Semester 1
Semester 2