Courses & Units

Classical Chinese A HMC314

Hobart, Launceston

Note: Enrolment in this unit requirespermission from the program coordinator of Chinese. The unit has the requisite of either 25% units at 200 level for background speakers of Chinese, or 25% HMC units at 300 level for non-background speakers of Chinese.

Introduction

This unit has twofold focuses: language and philosophy. The language part focuses on reading, interpreting and understanding sample writings of original classical Chinese texts, from Shi Jing [Book of Odes] to Tang/Song poetry. The philosophy part highlights three streams of Chinese classical thoughts: Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism, with a brief discussion on Buddhism.

Students will be introduced to a range of texts from classical Chinese literature. They will also be introduced to modern and contemporary uses of classical Chinese terms, idioms and literary forms. There will be a focus on understanding and translating classical Chinese texts into modern Chinese and English.

Finishing this unit will enable the students to move on to HMC315 in the second semester.

Summary

Unit name Classical Chinese A
Unit code HMC314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies
Teaching staff Ms V Li
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

Location Semester Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 091515

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • 25% units at 200 level

Teaching

Teaching PatternSem 1; 1 hr lecture, 1.5 hrs tutorials weekly (13 wks)
AssessmentGroup presentation (10%, Chinese/English); mid-term exam (10%, Chinese/English); research essay (3,000 words in Chinese or 1,500 words in English, 40%); 2-hr exam (40%, Chinese/English)

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Textbooks

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