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CHNS2614: Understanding News About China

This unit helps students understand China by encouraging students to familiarise themselves with what is reported in news about the country. It helps students understand what they learn from news is influenced by the institutions and processes of news production, which are discussed in the context of traditional news media and non-mainstream news sites, in China and in foreign countries. Concepts used in news analysis and evaluation will be introduced to guide students read and compare news reports critically. No Chinese-language skill is required in the unit.

Code CHNS2614
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. develop an emerging habit of following news about China.
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of news resources about China.
  • LO3. demonstrate a basic understanding of the news production process.
  • LO4. demonstrate a basic understanding about the news media system in the PRC.
  • LO5. demonstrate a understanding of basic concepts for news analysis and evaluation.
  • LO6. demonstrate an ability to compare the similarities and contrast differences between news reports.
  • LO7. demonstrate some ability to apply concepts to analyse and evaluate or compile news reports.
  • LO8. critically reflect on your own engagement with news media.

Unit outlines

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