AIC282 - Chinese 2B: Culture, Society and Language in Contemporary Chinese Communities

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Fengqi Qian
Prerequisite:

AIC281 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

In this unit, students will further develop and expand their communicative skills acquired in Chinese 2A and will be introduced to more advanced texts in Chinese. The acquisition of basic vocabulary and grammar will be further broadened and consolidated. Students will also acquire 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

Apply 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 apply knowledge of the Chinese language to develop a range of strategies for solving such problems

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Analyse the cultural diversity of the 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

GLO8: Global citizenship

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 test 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 AIC282
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.

Unit Fee Information

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