SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is NOT available to students with any Chinese language skill or experience. Students must apply to the unit coordinator for admission to this unit. The unit is based in Shanghai, China.
Please note there is an additional cost for this unit which includes food, accommodation, local travel, excursions. (Airfare is not included in this cost)
Provides an introduction to basic Chinese language as well as to contemporary Chinese culture and society. Students participate in excursions and activities, including visits to historical sites, museums and galleries.
Topics covered include: basic conversational Chinese; calligraphy; Taichi; lectures on popular culture; population control; history; social change; Chinese medicine, and other topics on social and political change.
Society and Culture component
Written assignments totaling 2,000 words (10%); 1x 1,500 word essay (15%); presentation of photo journal (5 photos with analysis) (5%); 2-hr exam (20%)
Please note: Students enrolled in HMA223 will address different essay questions to those set for HMA323
Language component (50%)
Weekly classroom assignments (20%); aural/oral exam (15%); written language exam (15%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 4 wks intensive during semester 5 (Nov-Dec); 3 hrs classroom work most days and excursions
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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