Major - Chinese

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1027.1

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.

Major Structure

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 beginner''s 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 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

400087 Applied Critical Methods
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
100961 Humanities Internship
101950 Intercultural Communication
101710 Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A: Chinese
100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics
101668 World Cinema

Please note:

The 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

101955 - Honours Foundation

Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |