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Unit of study_

CHNS3605: Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced)

Semester 1, 2022 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

This unit is designed for advanced learners of the Chinese language. It emphasizes analysis and discussions in Chinese on topics that reflect aspects of modern Chinese society, culture and politics. Students will gain training in critical thinking and in-depth comprehension skills through associated reading , writing and speaking projects.

Unit details and rules

Unit code CHNS3605
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
? 
HSC Chinese and Literature
Prerequisites
? 
CHNS3604 or Distinction in CHNS3602
Corequisites
? 
None
Assumed knowledge
? 

None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Xiaohuan Zhao, xiaohuan.zhao@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Participation Participation
Active participation in all three hours of class each week
10% Ongoing N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Creative assessment / demonstration Language practice
Short answer/participation
10% Ongoing 500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Assignment Reading writing project 1
long answer/essay
10% Week 06
Due date: 01 Apr 2022 at 23:59
500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Presentation group assignment Oral presentation
Presentation; performance
20% Week 11
Due date: 19 May 2022 at 09:00

Closing date: 20 May 2022
500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5
Assignment Reading writing project 2
long answer/essay
20% Week 12
Due date: 20 May 2022 at 23:59
1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Online task Final Written Test
long answer; short answer
30% Week 13
Due date: 25 May 2022 at 16:00

Closing date: 25 May 2022
1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

Task

Weight

Due time

Due date

In-class final written test

30%

16:00-18:00

25 May

Group oral presentation

20%

In Class

Week 11

Reading writing project 1

10%

23:59

01 April

Reading writing project 2

20%

23:59

20 May

3 x 20-minute quizzes

10%

In class

Weeks 3,7,12

Language Practice 1

16:35-17:55

02 March

Language Practice 2

16:35-17:55

06 April

Language Practice 3

16:35-17:55

18 May

Participation

10%

Ongoing

Weeks 1-13

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: According to Faculty Board Resolutions, students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.
  • Lecture recording: Most lectures (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on lecture recording to substitute your classroom learning experience.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. demonstrate advanced Chinese communicative skills in writing and professional presentation
  • LO2. appreciate Chinese rhetoric and discourse with reference to Chinese cultural history
  • LO3. recognize and analyse discourse features of different genres and text types in Chinese; and explore in-depth meanings of literary work
  • LO4. develop and demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills through research-based project
  • LO5. present argument and provide evidence in an effective way both in spoken and written Chinese.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

In line with the feedback from the students, the assessment task of 'language practice' is redesigned to consist of three 20-minute quizzes that are scheduled for Weeks 3, 7 and 12, respectively.

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