CHIN3408 Chinese 8

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the CHNSP Chinese Studies; CHNSI Chinese Studies major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit emphasises the application of students' language training to the study of Chinese sources reflecting contemporary Chinese culture and society. It deals with authentic materials regarding various current issues in China. Emphasis is also placed on building vocabulary used in the media (print, television and internet) and widening the understanding of research skills. Successful completion of this unit brings students to the ISLPR Level 4 (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) or New HSK Level 5 (New Chinese Proficiency Test) or CEFR C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) further develop linguistic and cultural competency, including the ability to read general news articles from print and electronic media; (2) enhance their effective communication skills, including the ability to read critically and to translate general academic and media language from Chinese to English; (3) demonstrate knowledge of social and cultural issues of particular relevance to China; (4) analyse a social, cultural or political issue using authentic Chinese source materials; and (5) acquire and refine generic skills such as communication skills—both written and oral (including non-verbal) communication skills are developed and refined through a variety of teaching and assessment practices.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) test; (2) assignment; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Liyong Wang
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
CHIN3407 Chinese 7 or CHIN3307 Chinese Specialist I
Incompatibility:
CHIN3308 Chinese Specialist II or CHIN2210 Chinese for Business II
Contact hours
3 hours per week
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
  • If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.