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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences School of Languages and Linguistics ARTS 3453 PROFESSIONAL CHINESE Course Outline S2, 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS page Staff Contact Details 2 Course information and Aims 2 Course Schedule and Assessment Plan 3 Course Resources for Students & Teaching Strategies 4 Assessment components 4 5 Continual Course Improvement 6 Academic Honesty and Plagiarism 6 Course Evaluation and Development 7 Administrative Matters 7 Assignment Submission 7 Student Equity and Diversity, Occupational Health and Safety 8 Other information 9
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Course staff Dr WANG Ping Office: MB 236 Telephone: 9385 3451 Email: p.wang@unsw.edu.au Dr CHEN Yangbin 2 - 4pm, Tuesday Office: MB 231 Telephone: 9385 3649 Email: yangbin.chen@unsw.edu.au Course information and Aims Units of credit: 6 This course is the continuation of ARTS3452. Students will be expected to complete o some written homework commenting on, summarising and applying theories / concepts introduced in this course, o an oral presentation on a specific project of their choice, and o a final exam based on the material covered in class. Course Aims : o This course aims at mastering Chinese language at advanced level. It helps you to advance from intermediate Chinese toward higher standards of knowledge and command of Chinese language, not only knowing its diverse styles of expression but also able to use it for different purposes of communication in oral and written ways. o This course also aims at enhancing both grammatical and stylistic significance in learning Chinese with an emphasis on syntactic features indigenous to Chinese language while focusing on introduction of four basic text types, narration description, persuasion and exposition. o This course provides an opportunity for you to approach sophisticated and elegant manipulation of Chinese, and to know diverse aspects of humanity and society related to modern China through reading a variety of texts. It thus helps you to broaden your knowledge and to cultivate your aesthetical capacity and critical thinking. It is a necessary step through which you are able to study Professional or Elective courses, and honours and postgraduate programs offered by the Chinese Program. 2
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Below is a schedule showing the topics covered each week. Week Topics Assessment 2 Introduction to the course and class 3 Lesson 1. New social classes in China w H 4 Lesson I (continued). New social classes in China w H Presentation A 10% 5 Lesson 2. Ethnic minority case study: Uyghur Y 1 6 Lesson 2 (continued). Ethnic minority case study: Uyghur Y 1 Test 1 20% (lesson 1) 7 Lesson 3. Human and nature w 8 Lesson 3 (continued): Human and nature w Test 2 25 % (lesson 2 and 3) 9 Lesson 4: Chinese overseas w 10 Lesson 4 (continued). Chinese overseas w Presentation B 20% (including a 10% mini- research project related to the presentation) 11 Lesson 5. Confucius classics: The Analects
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