Specialisation

Major - Chinese

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1060.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


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1651.7 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1651.8 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1652.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.6 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.7 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.8 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1655.7 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1655.8 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1655.9 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
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1706.1 Bachelor of Arts
1706.2 Bachelor of Arts
1706.3 Bachelor of Arts
1706.4 Bachelor of Arts
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1708.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)
1708.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)
1808.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1808.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1808.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1810.1 Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics
1813.2 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) (exit only)
1818.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1818.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1818.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1822.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars
1822.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars
1822.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars
1823.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
1823.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
1823.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
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2786.2 Bachelor of Business
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6019.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
6021.1 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
6021.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
6021.3 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


Language majors aim to enable students to develop an appropriate level of proficiency in a second language which may be used for professional purposes such as teaching, interpreting and translation, business or international relations. Students undertaking a language major will be able to use the language in question according to its grammatical and pragmatic principles, communicate with native speakers appropriately in the spoken as well as the written mode, and demonstrate an understanding of the cultures and societies associated with the language.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Major Structure

There are Inherent Requirements for this major, please check the information online.

Inherent Requirements

There are three entry levels into language majors. Beginner’s level is for those with no previous study or minimal study of the language. Intermediate level is typically for students who: are non-native speakers with study of the language to HSC 2 Unit level or have a home background in the language but no comprehensive formal study, or who speak a non-standard variety (eg dialect). Post-Intermediate level is typically for students who are non-native speakers with substantial formal study and near-native competence; or are literate native speakers of a standard variety. Students should consult with the Languages staff regarding the progression sequence that best fits their level of skill. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher or lower class. Students may consult with the Languages Course Advisor, if they are unsure of their entry level. Students should avoid enrolling in units at different levels at the one time (eg: you should not enrol in Chinese 201 and 301 at the same time). Please check the current timetable as some units may not be offered every year. Advanced (Level 3) units may be offered on a rotational basis.

A major in Chinese comprises a sequence of 80 credit points with 60 credit points at Level 2 and 3 (with no less than 30 credit points of these at Level 3), however students commencing at beginners level, that is units 101 and 102, and who follow the recommended course structure, are only required to complete 20 credit points at Level 3.

Students should take units that reflect their level of competence in the language and they should not backtrack, i.e. they must not:

- take a Level 1 unit after passing a Level 2 unit in the same language; or

- take a Level 2 unit after passing a Level 3 unit in the same language.

Level 1 units

100056 Chinese 101
100057 Chinese 102

Level 2 units

102024 Chinese 201
102025 Chinese 202
102026 Chinese 203
102027 Chinese 204

Level 3 units

101951 Chinese 301
100063 Chinese 302
100064 Chinese 303: Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
100065 Chinese 304: Chinese Classical Literature
100066 Chinese 305: Chinese Cinema
100510 Chinese 306: Traditional Chinese Thought
100067 Chinese 307: The Cultural Context of China
101950 Intercultural Communication
100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics

Advanced entry level Chinese students may complete the following Level 1 pool units. The units will be recognised as Level 3 pool units for the purpose of specialisation completion.

100194 Introduction to Interpreting
100195 Introduction to Translation

Please note

The Level 2 and Level 3 units listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed units in the list below in 2015 or earlier.

400087- Applied Critical Methods

101454 - International Pragmatics

101710 - Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Chinese

101668 - World Cinema

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this major that you must meet in order to successfully complete this major. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for your course online.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements



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