Chinese Studies

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Chinese Studies Intermediate

This pathway is suitable for HSC Beginners more than 70 or HSC Continuers less than 80, or native or near-native speakers with very low literacy level.

Major

A major for the intermediate pathway in Chinese Studies requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level culture unit
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level units including at least 12 credit points of language units
(iv) 18 credit points of 3000-level units including 12 credit points of language units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project unit

Minor

A minor in the intermediate pathway for Chinese Studies requires 36 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level culture unit
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level units including at least 12 credit points of language units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level language units

1000-level units of study

Culture

CHNS1601
Understanding Contemporary China
6    N ASNS1101
Semester 1

2000-level units of study

Language

CHNS2001
Chinese 2C (Advanced Beginners)
6    P Medium to high competency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese) combined with no or very limited knowledge of characters.
N CHNS3000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHNS2002
Chinese 2D ( Advanced Beginners)
6    P CHNS2001 or CHNS1201
N CHNS3000 or otherwise native or near-native reading or writing or and speaking capacity.
Semester 2
CHNS2601
Chinese 2A (Lower Intermediate)
6    A One year (approx. 5 hours per week for 26 weeks) of Chinese at introductory level
P CHNS1102 or HSC Beginners more than 70 or HSC Continuers less than 80
N HSC Chinese Continuers more than 80
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
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 2
CHNS2611
Classical Chinese A
6    P CHNS1102 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2601
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 1

Culture

CHNS2004
Introduction to Chinese Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLSor CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 1
CHNS2005
Reading Chinese Philosophy and Religion
6    P 12 credit points of Chinese language units
Semester 2
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Chinese Studies or Asian Studies major
Semester 2
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Chinese or Indonesian or Japanese or Korean Studies or Sanskrit or Philosophy
N CHNS3641
Semester 2
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 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History
Semester 1
ICLS2633
Cities of the World

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level from any of the following majors: Arabic Studies or Chinese Studies or English or European Studies or French Studies or Germanic Studies or International and Comparative Literature and Translation Studies or Modern Hebrew or Indonesian Studies or Italian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies or History or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 2
In country units
All In country units count for the major and minor as language units.
CHNS2650
Chinese In-Country Study A
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level of Chinese Language units or at least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Prerequisites: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department.
Intensive December
Intensive July
CHNS2651
Chinese In-Country Study B
6    P CHNS2650

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
CHNS2652
Chinese In-Country Study C
6    P CHNS2651

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
CHNS2653
Chinese In-Country Study D
6    P CHNS2652

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July

3000-level units of study

Language

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 or HSC Continuers more than 80 or HSC Extension
N CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers
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
N CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 2
CHNS3603
Chinese 4A (Advanced)
6    P CHNS1202 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3104
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2203
Semester 1
CHNS3604
Chinese 4B (Advanced)
6    P CHNS3603 or CHNS2203
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2204
Semester 2
CHNS3605
Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced)
6    P CHNS3604 or Distinction in CHNS3602
N HSC Chinese for Background Speakers


Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3602 will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of Chinese 4A
Semester 1
CHNS3606
Chinese Studies 5B (Higher Advanced)
6    P CHNS3605 or Distinction in CHNS3603
N HSC Chinese for Background Speakers


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
CHNS3608
Chinese for Business Purposes (A)
6    A Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese
P CHNS2602 or CHNS2002
C CHNS3601 or CHNS3603
N HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or equivalent
Semester 1
CHNS3609
Chinese for Business Purposes (B)

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    A Sound intermediate to advanced knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese; basic grounding in Chinese for business purposes.
P CHNS3608
C CHNS3602 or CHNS3604
N HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or equivalent
Semester 2

Culture

CHNS3610
Chinese Translation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or 12 credit points at 3000 level units in Chinese Studies
Semester 1
CHNS3633
Topics in Chinese Literature 2
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in International and Comparative Literary Studies
Semester 1
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS3646
Classical Chinese Fiction

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601
N CHNS3543 or CHNS3443
Semester 2
CHNS3647
Classical Chinese Poetry

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601
N CHNS3441 or CHNS3541
Semester 1
CHNS3650
Chinese Interpreting
6    P CHNS2602 or CHNS3601
Semester 1
CHNS3651
Chinese Drama and Theatre

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS
Semester 1
CHNS3680
Multilingualism in the Sinosphere
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601
Semester 2
ASNS3618
Popular China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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 1
In-country units
All In country units count for the major and minor as language units.
CHNS3660
Chinese In-Country Study I
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Language units.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Intensive December
Intensive July
CHNS3661
Chinese In-Country Study J
6    P CHNS3660

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Intensive December
Intensive July
CHNS3662
Chinese In-Country Study K
6    P CHNS3661

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Intensive December
Intensive July
CHNS3663
Chinese In-Country Study L
6    P CHNS3662

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Intensive December
Intensive July

Interdisciplinary project unit

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
CHNS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2