Sub-major - Chinese

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: S1604CHI.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

There are two entry levels into language sub-majors. 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 Advisor, if they are unsure of their entry level. Also notice that 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.

Sub-major Structure

A sub-major in Chinese is any sequence of 40 credit points at Level 2 and 3 (i.e. post-beginner, post HSC level) including:

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking
101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

However, those students who choose to study a second submajor in a specific language other than English cannot repeat 101267.1 Language Skills 203: Listening and Speaking and 101268.1 Language Skills 204: Reading and Writing as part of that additional submajor sequence.

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


100058 Chinese 201
100059 Chinese 202
101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking
101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing
100062 Chinese 301
100063 Chinese 302
100064 Chinese 303: Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature
101269 Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages
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
101454 Intercultural Pragmatics

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