UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CHIN2801 China Field Study

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Offshore teaching periodChinaFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
  • Substitute unit for any two Level 2 or Level 3 units (12 points) for the Chinese major
Content This is an in-country unit during Australian summer holidays which enables students to undertake intensive language study at two universities in China to develop their oral and written skills to a high level. It is offered as an alternative to two Chinese language units at UWA. The details of this program depend on which academic units students choose to take at the host universities.
Outcomes Through two months of intensive instruction and interaction with Chinese, students develop their oral and written skills to a very high level and achieve operational fluency in Chinese. Students also achieve a high level of familiarity with social norms, culture and language use in China, preparing them for a wide range of social and employment contexts.
Assessment Assessment arrangements are in the hands of the host universities in China. Students receive grades for each of the units they enrol in, and an official transcript of these grades is provided to UWA. If successful, students are awarded an ungraded pass by UWA.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Yu Tao
Unit rules
Incompatibility: CHIN2215 China Field Study
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/CHIN2801/TS-U-7A/2017
Note This unit is available over the summer break (December to February). Numbers in this unit are limited and all enrolments must be approved by the unit coordinator.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.