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CHIN441 Advanced Topics in Chinese

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Topics in Chinese language and culture, taught and examined in Chinese.

The number of people who are learning Chinese as a second language is increasing very rapidly. It is also the second most common language on the Internet. As China is an increasingly important business partner of New Zealand, learning Chinese will give you the edge over other candidates for a wide variety of jobs.

Paper title Advanced Topics in Chinese
Paper code CHIN441
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,174.57
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This paper is suitable for students specialising in any discipline with advanced (but non-native) Chinese language competency. The paper aims at enhancing students' reading ability and understanding of the cultural and sociopolitical context to which the examined texts belong.
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Paola Voci
Paper Structure
The class meets once a week (2 hours), and it has a seminar format in which the students are expected to read the assigned readings, prepare questions and lead the discussion in class.

All required readings are available for you as electronic reserve at the Otago Library as well as on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will gain:

  • The ability to read independently Chinese texts (with a particular emphasis on fiction and critical prose)
  • The ability to present and critique complex texts both orally and in writing

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system