2006 HMA121 Asian Languages and Cultures (Chinese)

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is NOT available to students with any knowledge of Chinese. Available as an elective to students of other courses; equivalent units in Japanese (HMA120) and Indonesian (HMA122) are taught on a rotational basis.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HMA121 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R2B] [R3A]
This unit can be taken in other courses
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Provides basic linguistic skills in Chinese language, and a basic knowledge of Chinese culture.
The unit provides students with basic oral/aural communicative skills in Chinese and some familiarity with written forms of the language. At the same time students are introduced to basic norms and values of Chinese social interaction, and to key issues in Chinese culture, politics and society.

By the completion of the unit, students should be able to conduct conversations in various everyday situations in a communicative way, to interact in varying contexts expressing appropriate degrees of politeness, and be capable of drawing comparisons with the expression of values through language in their own cultures. Through this unit they will also have gained skills which can be used to look at examples of basic communication in relation to their own field of interest -- eg tourism, business, computing etc.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: oral exam (20%), 2-hr written exam (20%), continuous assessment (35%), individual 1,000-word project (25%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 1 hr lecture, 2 seminars weekly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Video conferencing - H
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

M.Excl not available to students who have undertaken one or more language subject in Chinese language

STAFF: Assoc Prof Mobo Gao (Coordinator)

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