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CHNS2613: Communication and Social Change in China

This unit examines the relationship between communication and social change in contemporary China, inclusive of mainland China, Hong Kong, and regional sites. Students will learn about selected major events and trends in Chinese societies. They will also learn about the use of communications, including new media, in selected major events. Theories that examine the consequences of communication on community development and democratic participation will be introduced.

Code CHNS2613
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000, 2000, or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. acquire knowledge about significant historical moments in China, and their implications on communications
  • LO2. acquire knowledge about the use of communications in significant historical moments of China, and their implications on society
  • LO3. examine theoretical relationship between communication and social change in the context of historical moments in China
  • LO4. complete the research and presentation of a mini-case
  • LO5. complete a research essay
  • LO6. develop capability of participatory learning.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.