Chinese Language and Culture minor

This Minor combines language study and practical knowledge of Chinese society designed to boost the employment prospects of STEM graduates. It equips students with the hands-on skills needed to negotiate real world interactions both in business, government and social life. Graduates will be able to speak Chinese with reasonable fluency and have a good grasp of the social, economic and political context of China and Australia's relationship with its largest trading partner. By pairing with a Major in Medicine, Social Sciences, Science or Engineering, students gain an advantage after graduation as they enter the global employment market.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate effective communication skills to meet routine practical and social demands; (2) demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in interpersonal relationships in China, including in the professional workplace; (3) interact confidently and successfully in both formal and informal contexts; and (4) demonstrate teamwork skills that augment and enhance STEM+ skills.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All students are required to complete at least three Chinese language units in sequence and then choose between doing a fourth Chinese language unit or taking ASIA3003 Social Issues in Contemporary China.

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 CHIN1401 Chinese 1
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
WACE Chinese: Second Language CSL 2A/2B
or
higher;
or
CHIN1101 Chinese Beginners 1
S2 CHIN1402 Chinese 2
Prerequisites:
CHIN1401 Chinese 1
or
CHIN1101 Chinese Beginners 1
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
CHIN1102 Chinese Beginners II
S1 CHIN2001 Chinese 3A
Prerequisites:
CHIN1402 Chinese 2
or
CHIN1102 Chinese Beginners II
Co-requisites:
CHIN2403 Chinese 3
Incompatibility:
CHIN2201 Chinese Intermediate Bridging
or
CHIN1001 Chinese 3A
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, NS ASIA3003 Social Issues in Contemporary China
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ASIA unit
or
Level 2 CHIN unit
or
Level 2 ANTH unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ASIA2211 Social Issues in Contemporary China
S1 CHIN2403 Chinese 3
Prerequisites:
CHIN1402 Chinese 2
or
CHIN1102 Chinese Beginners II
Co-requisites:
CHIN2001 Chinese 3A
Incompatibility:
CHIN2203 Chinese Intermediate 1
or
CHIN1403 Chinese 3