Courses & Units

Classical Chinese B HMC315

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit has twofold focuses: literature and culture. The literature part is focused on reading, interpreting and understanding sample writings of original classical Chinese proses and novels, from Yuan Qu (Popular Verse of Yuan Dynasty) to the four classical novels - Romance of the Three Kingdoms(or "Three Kingdoms"), Water Margin(also known as Outlaws of the Marsh), Journey to the West, and Dream of the Red Chamber(also known as The Story of the Stone). "Culture" - referring to history, cultural values and social tensions - is taught and discussed through reading and appreciating these classical texts in Chinese literature.

Summary

Unit name Classical Chinese B
Unit code HMC315
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
Breadth Unit?

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015
Spring school 17/10/2015 1/11/2015 23/11/2015 30/12/2015

* 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).

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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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points of HMC prefix units at 300/advanced level for non-background speakers of Chinese.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Sem 2: 1 hr lecture, 1.5 hrs tutorials weekly (13 wks)
Sem 5: 10 x 3-hour seminars/workshops

Assessment

Group 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

Required

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