* 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).
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.
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%); final exam (40%, Chinese/English)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Video conferencing - L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.