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Chinese Studies

Introductory unit of study table (Table S)

This pathway is suitable for complete beginners or students with very little language experience.

Major

A major in the introductory pathway for Chinese Studies requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level language units
(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
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project unit

Minor

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

 

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

1000 level units of study

Language
CHNS1101
Chinese 1A (For Beginners)
6 Recommended: CHNS1601
Chinese native speakers or HSC Chinese Beginners or HSC Chinese Continuers or HSC Chinese in Context or HSC Chinese and Literature or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001
CHNS1102
Chinese 1B (For Beginners)
6 One semester of Chinese at introductory level
CHNS1101
Chinese native speakers or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002

2000 level units of study

Language
CHNS2601
Chinese Lower Intermediate 1
6 One year (approx. 4 hours per week for 26 weeks) of Chinese at introductory level
CHNS1102 or HSC Chinese Beginners more than 70 or HSC Chinese Continuers less than 80
HSC Chinese Continuers more than 80
CHNS2602
Chinese Lower Intermediate 2
6 One and a half years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese
CHNS2601
HSC Chinese Continuers more than 80 or HSC Chinese in Context or HSC Chinese and Literature
CHNS2611
Classical Chinese A
6 N HSC Chinese and Literature
P CHNS1102 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2601
Culture
CHNS2004
Introduction to Chinese Literature
6 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 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
CHNS2005
Reading Chinese Philosophy and Religion
6 12 credit points of Chinese language units
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China
6 12 credit points at 1000, 2000, or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6 12 credit points at 1000, 2000, or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Chinese or Indonesian or Japanese or Korean Studies or Sanskrit or Philosophy
CHNS3641
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
ICLS2633
Cities of the World
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level from ICLS or English or 12 credit points at 1000, 2000 or 3000 level from Arabic Language and Cultures or Chinese Studies or French and Francophone Studies or Germanic 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
In-country units
All In-country units count for the major and minor as language units.
CHNS2650
Chinese In-Country Study A
6 12 credit points at 1000 level of Chinese Language units or at least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent)
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.
CHNS2651
Chinese In-Country Study B
6 CHNS2650
CHNS2652
Chinese In-Country Study C
6 CHNS2651
CHNS2653
Chinese In-Country Study D
6 CHNS2652

3000 level units of study

Language
CHNS3601
Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate)
6 Two years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese
CHNS2602 or HSC Chinese Continuers more than 80 or HSC Chinese Extension
CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS3611 or CHNS3612 or HSC Chinese in Context or HSC Chinese and Literature
CHNS3602
Chinese 3B (Upper Intermediate)
6 Two and a half years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese
CHNS3601
CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS3611 or CHNS3612 or HSC Chinese in Context or HSC Chinese and Literature
CHNS3603
Advanced Chinese 1
6 CHNS2002 or CHNS3602 or HSC Chinese in Context
HSC Chinese and Literature
CHNS3604
Advanced Chinese 2
6 CHNS3603
HSC Chinese and Literature
CHNS3605
Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced)
6 CHNS3604 or Distinction in CHNS3602
HSC Chinese and Literature
Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3602 will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of Chinese 4A
CHNS3606
Chinese Studies 5B (Higher Advanced)
6 CHNS3605 or Distinction in CHNS3603
HSC Chinese and Literature
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)
CHNS3608
Chinese for Business Purposes (A)

6 Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese
P (CHNS2602 with a mark of 75% Distinction or above)or CHNS2002 
HSC Chinese and Literature or equivalent
CHNS3609
Chinese for Business Purposes (B)
6 Sound intermediate to advanced knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese; basic grounding in Chinese for business purposes
CHNS3608
HSC Chinese and Literature or equivalent
CHNS3642
Governing China: The Premodern Heritage
6 N CHNS3452 or CHNS3552
P CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314
CHNS3648
Classical Chinese B
6 N CHNS2612
Culture
CHNS3610
Chinese Translation
6 (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or 12 credit points at 3000 level in Chinese Studies
CHNS3633
Topics in Chinese Literature 2

6 P 12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level from Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level from Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level from International and Comparative Literary Studies
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema
6 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies
CHNS3647
Classical Chinese Poetry
6 N CHNS3441 or CHNS3541
P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601
CHNS3649
Classical Chinese Fiction and Prose
6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3642 or CHNS3000
N
CHNS3645 or CHNS3646 or CHNS3640
CHNS3650
Chinese Interpreting
6 P CHNS3602
CHNS3651
Chinese Drama and Theatre
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
CHNS3680
Multilingualism in the Sinosphere
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601
ASNS3618
Popular China
6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level or 2000 level or 3000 level in Chinese Studies
ICLS3100
Global Chinese Literatures
6 N CHNS3111
P 12 credit points at 2000 level from any of the following majors: Arabic Language and Cultures or Asian Studies or Chinese Studies or English or European Studies or French and Francophone 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
In-country units
All In country units count for the major and minor as language units.
CHNS3660
Chinese In-Country Study I
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Language units
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
CHNS3661
Chinese In-Country Study J
6 CHNS3660
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
CHNS3662
Chinese In-Country Study K
6 CHNS3661
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
CHNS3663
Chinese In-Country Study L
6 CHNS3662
This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".

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.
FASS3333
Industry or Community Project
6 C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
P 72 credit points