AIC281 - Chinese 2A: Communication and Culture in Everyday Chinese Societies

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Fengqi Qian
Prerequisite:

AIC182 or permission from Unit Chair

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour online class per week, 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week

Note:

This unit is not available to speakers of Chinese as a first language

Content

The unit aims at developing and refining students' communicative skills in and interactive use of Chinese achieved in AIC182. It will continue to focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing in the Chinese language. Students will learn to use Chinese in everyday situations and will be introduced to background knowledge of the Chinese culture and society. Topics to be covered include various aspects of daily life in contemporary China.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Use the correct pronunciation, grammar and syntax of the Chinese language system to a range of contexts, and identify relevant cultural aspects relating to communication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Describe information and express personal opinions based on a synthesis and analysis of information in Chinese

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Identify and analyse linguistic and sociolinguistic problems and use individual initiative to apply knowledge of the Chinese language study to a range of strategies for solving the problems

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Identify and explain the cultural diversity of societies that use Chinese language in communication, and ethically apply principles of social responsibility when considering them in domestic, regional, and global contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Group and Individual) - Writing Exercises 800 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Presentation 10 minutes 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Oral examination 10 minutes 20% Week 11
Assessment 4 - End of Unit Assessment  Online test, 2 hours 40% End of Unit Assessment period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIC281
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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