Chinese Studies

Semester 2 2020 unit of study availability

Some Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study originally intended to run in Semester 2, 2020 are no longer available.

A full and up-to-date list of units of study available in Semester 2, 2020 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, can be found on this webpage.
 

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

Chinese Studies Introductory

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

1000-level units of study

Language

CHNS1101
Chinese 1A (For Beginners)
6    C Recommended Co-requisites: CHNS1601
N Chinese native speakers or HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001
Intensive July
Semester 1
CHNS1102
Chinese 1B (For Beginners)
6    A One semester of Chinese at introductory level
P CHNS1101
N Chinese native speakers or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Language

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
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 CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2102 or CHNS3104 or CHNS2204
N HSC Chinese Background Speakers
Semester 1
CHNS2612
Classical Chinese B
6    P CHNS2611 or CHNS2111 or HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or CHNS1313 or CHNS2903
N CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314
Semester 2

Culture

CHNS2003
Gender and Women in Chinese Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 1
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 ICLS
Semester 2
CHNS2010
Buddhism and Chinese Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Chinese Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2011
Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2641
Reading Chinese Philosophy

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies
N CHNS3641
Semester 2
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
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 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2118
Semester 1
ICLS2633
Cities of the World
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
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 2020

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
CHNS3611
Chinese for Specific Purposes 1
6    P CHNS3604 or CHNS3605 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002
Semester 1
CHNS3612
Chinese for Specific Purposes 2
6    P CHNS3611 or CHNS3000
Semester 2

Culture

CHNS3111
Global Chinese Literatures
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or International and Comparative Literary Studies
Semester 2
CHNS3607
Chinese Buddhist Texts

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies
Semester 1
CHNS3610
Chinese Translation
6    P (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or 12 credit points at 3000 level units in Chinese Studies
Semester 1
CHNS3621
Case Studies in Chinese Translation

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P CHNS3610 or 12 credit points at 3000 level in Chinese Studies
Semester 2
CHNS3633
Stories for a Modern China

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 Senior credit points in ICLS
Semester 1
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema
6    P 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS3646
Classical Chinese Fiction
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies.
N CHNS3543 or CHNS3443
Semester 2
CHNS3647
Classical Chinese Poetry
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies.
N CHNS3441 or CHNS3541
Semester 1
CHNS3650
Chinese Translation and Interpreting
6    P CHNS2602
Semester 1
CHNS3651
Chinese Drama and Theatre

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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 1000 level in Chinese Studies
Semester 2
ASNS3618
Popular China

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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

Where this major is being completed as a first major towards a degree, students should ensure that the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study is undertaken.
Where this major is being completed as a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences towards a degree, the Industry and Community Project unit of study is the appropriate unit to select.
CHNS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNS3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2