Sub-major - Chinese

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1035.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

1604.6 Bachelor of Arts
1688.2 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Business and Commerce

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.

Second language skills are a key competency for employment in an increasingly globalised society. Students undertake study of a language other than English (Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) suited to their level of language proficiency and career aspirations. The major area includes units about specialized topics, including literature, cinema and culture. Competence in a modern language other than English opens doors to many careers in education, government and community-based industries and businesses.


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

Sub-major Structure

A sub-major in Chinese is any sequence of 40 credit points with no more than 20 credit points at Level 1.

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 unit pool

100056 Chinese 101
100057 Chinese 102

Level 2 unit pool

101700 Language and Communication Skills 2A: Chinese
101705 Language and Communication Skills 2B: Chinese

Level 3 unit pool

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

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.

101454 - International Pragmatics

101710 - Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Chinese

101668 - World Cinema

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