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Information relevant to 2003 – Discipline/School Information

Chinese – School of Asian Languages and Studies

Coordinator: Dr Mobo Gao.

The School of Asian Languages and Studies offers two undergraduate courses in Chinese.

1) Diploma in Languages, specialising in Chinese

For those with or without degrees who wish to upgrade their language competence. Students must consult the head of the Chinese section before enrolling. They will need to have successfully completed HMC100 or TCE Chinese Stage 4 (HA), or equivalent. The course consists of two or three years part time study and involves 50% at 200 level in Chinese, and 50% at 300 level in Chinese.

2) Major in Chinese for students enrolled in a bachelor degree

The student who has successfully completed the major (ie to third year) will have competence in speaking and understanding modern standard Chinese and in reading modern books, journals and newspapers. Though simplified characters, which are used in mainland China, are taught as a priority, traditional characters are also introduced gradually so that the student will be able to read original materials that are published in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

A major in Chinese is a minimum of 100% HECS weighting. Three routes are available, depending on the previous knowledge of enrolling students:

Route A

HMC level 100 (25%), HMC level 200 (50%)

HMC level 300 (25%)

Route B

HMC level 200 (50%)

HMC level 300 (50%)

Route C

HMC level 300 (or 400 for advanced speakers) 100%.

Notes

Degree students may not enrol in a lower and higher level of the same language concurrently.

Degree students may not enrol in a lower level after they have passed a higher level of the same language.

HMC100 and HMC200 are intended to teach the student the four basic and essential macro-skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing modern standard Chinese).

The level 300 units HMC301 and HMC302 build on the skills from levels 100 and 200 Chinese and are intended to bring the student’s competence in the four macro-skills to a higher level; HMC303 is intended to introduce basic elements of Chinese culture and contemporary society and at the same time to further develop language skills; HMC306 teaches the student classical Chinese; and HMC307 is a modern Chinese literature unit. HMC309/310/311 are reading units designed for students with reading and writing ability in Chinese. Students undertake a supervised reading project on a topic in Chinese Studies. Students may take no more than 25% of Special Topic units.

Students with a high score in TCE Chinese Stage 4 or equivalent, upon recommendation of the Coordinator of the Chinese section, should enrol in level 200 Chinese units.

Advanced and background speakers should enrol in level 200 or 300 units in consultation with the Head of the Chinese section.

In-country study

Agreements have been reached between the University of Tasmania and two Chinese universities, Nankai and Jiangxi Normal, to run a summer course from mid-December to mid-February. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an eight-week intensive course of Chinese language, plus cultural and social studies. There are two summer courses: one at a lower level for students who have passed HMC100, and one at a higher level for students who have passed HMC201 and HMC202. Upon successful completion, students of the lower level course will be credited with HMC201 (25%) and/or HMC202 (25%); and students of the higher level course will be credited with HMC301 (25%) and/or HMC302 (12.5%). Interested students should consult the Head of the program for further details.

Honours

Prerequisites for entry into Chinese Honours is a major in Chinese with a minimum GPA of 7.0.

Units offered in the Chinese program

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
Chinese 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25%       HMC100
Level 200
Chinese 2 Language Skills A Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Off-shore: summer school 25% HMC100 or TCE Chinese Stage 4 (HA), or equiv HMC202 HMA234/334 HMC201
Chinese 2 Language Skills B Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Off-shore: summer school 25% HMC100 or TCE Chinese Stage 4 (HA), or equiv HMC201 HMA235/335 HMC202
Level 300
Chinese Speaking and Listening Skills Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Off-shore: summer school 25% HMC201 and HMC202, or equiv     HMC301
Chinese Reading and Writing Skills Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 Off-shore: summer school 12.5% HMC201 and HMC202, or equiv     HMC302
Chinese Culture and Society Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link] 12.5% HMC100 or equiv   HMA227/327 HMC303
Computer-Based Chinese Business Writing not offered in 2003 12.5% HMC201 or HMC202, or equiv     HMC305
Classical Chinese Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% HMC301 and HMC302, or equiv     HMC306
Modern Chinese Literature Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 12.5% HMC301 and HMC302, or equiv     HMC307
Chinese Special Topic A Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link] 12.5% HMC302 or equiv   HMC311 HMC309
Chinese Special Topic B Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link] 12.5% HMC302 or equiv   HMC311 HMC310
Chinese Special Topic C Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link] 25% HMC302 or equiv   HMC309, HMC310 HMC311

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