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CHIN3410 Chinese 10: Understanding Chinese Society

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the CHNSA Chinese Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
This unit is designed to enhance students' Chinese academic language skills and their understanding on important aspects of the social and cultural landscape in contemporary China through the reading of relevant academic and media publications, and through the discussions and debates both in and beyond the classroom. The unit is designed for students whose Chinese language skills are at the level of native Chinese speakers, and it is taught in Chinese only.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a competent language ability and cultural awareness to move between the Chinese- and the English-speaking worlds; (2) identify, describe and interpret the development of major social and cultural aspects of contemporary China; (3) critically assess the accuracy, comprehensiveness, and validity of the academic and media publications regarding the recent developments of the Chinese society; (4) demonstrate the ability to present research findings to the general public in the Chinese-speaking world in oral and written forms; and (5) write according to the academic conventions in Chinese.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) written and oral assignments; 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)
Dr Liyong Wang
Unit rules
CHIN3409 Chinese 9 or CHIN3308 Chinese Specialist II
Approved quota: 150—we would like to guarantee places in the units for students who are studying the Chinese major so it will not affect the units as cores for the major'.
Contact hours
Up to 3 hours per week
Native Chinese speakers can enrol in this unit without having previously completed a Chinese language unit at this university. If you are a native Chinese speaker, please contact your relevant student office to enrol.
  • 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 one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. 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.