This unit is an introduction to contemporary China. The aim of this unit is to enable students to understand and critically analyse domestic and international current events and core topics related to China, which may include politics, the economy, international relations, the environment, ethnic relations, human rights, law and contemporary culture. You will develop an awareness of the variety of perspectives relating to contemporary China and develop an ability to analyse the information in the context of Chinese history, politics and culture. This unit may be taken by all students with an interest in contemporary China. No background knowledge is required, and all teaching and assessment is in English.
|Unit name||Chinese Culture and Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Dr. Kaz Ross
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Demonstrate a better understanding of linguistic, cultural, political, social and historical aspects of China.
- Develop intercultural awareness in a range of topics related to daily communication with a focus on China.
- Communicate in a variety of formats on matters related to domestic development in China, its international profile, and its links with the Overseas Chinese.
|Band||Field of Education|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Weekly seminar (2 hours; 13 weeks)
Task 1: Essay, 500 words x 2 (30%)
Task 2: Report and oral presentation, 1000 words, x 2 (30%)
Task 3: Take-home exam, 1000 words essay (40%)
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