Courses - Faculty of Arts


Chinese

Stage I

CHINESE 100
15 Points

CHINESE 100G
15 Points

Beginning Modern Chinese 1

Introduces students to modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin, Putonghua ) through exercises and activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Also introduces the social and cultural background of the language.

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

CHINESE 101
15 Points

Beginning Modern Chinese 2

Continues to develop students’ Chinese proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing skills and cultural literacy.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 100

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

CHINESE 130
15 Points

Rethinking China

An introduction to the artistic, literary, historical and philosophical heritage of China, allowing students to engage with stimulating texts from historical times to the modern period. Taught in English.

CHINESE 178
15 Points

Chinese Study Abroad 1

Formal language study in an approved overseas institution where instruction is in Mandarin Chinese. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage II

CHINESE 200
15 Points

Intermediate Modern Chinese 1

Further develops students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency. Students who successfully complete the course will be familiar with most of the topics related to everyday life and can communicate in a limited range of contexts.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 101

Restriction: CHINESE 202. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

CHINESE 201
15 Points

Intermediate Modern Chinese 2

Further develops students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and introduces the formal register of the language. By the end of the course students can handle daily situations with increasing accuracy.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 200

Restriction: CHINESE 202. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

CHINESE 202
15 Points

Chinese for Heritage Speakers

Designed for students who have lived in a Mandarin-speaking environment, but who have limited ability to read and write in Mandarin. This course covers the basic vocabulary and grammatical structures of Modern Standard Chinese with a focus on reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: CHINESE 100, 101, 110, 200, 201. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

CHINESE 203
15 Points

China on Screen

The transformation of China’s contemporary cultures and communities can be charted through film. This course uses films from the 1930s until this century to examine the development and contestation of the Chinese nation. Several films will be compared with their literary originals in translation.

Prerequisite: 30 points from ASIAN 100, COMMS 100, CHINESE 130, FTVMS 100, 101, JAPANESE 150, KOREAN 120, MEDIA 101 or 45 points at Stage I in BA courses

Restriction: CHINESE 303

CHINESE 213
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: CHINESE 101 or 110 or 130

CHINESE 277
15 Points

Chinese Study Abroad 2A

Formal study in Chinese in an approved overseas university. Enrolment requires the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

CHINESE 278
15 Points

Chinese Study Abroad 2B

Formal study in Chinese in an approved overseas university. Enrolment requires the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage III

CHINESE 300
15 Points

Advanced Modern Chinese 1

Further develops students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through exploring Chinese culture and society. Builds on previous study of Chinese with an emphasis on developing independent skills to operate confidently in a Chinese-speaking environment.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 201

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

CHINESE 301
15 Points

Advanced Modern Chinese 2

Builds on the knowledge gained from prior Chinese study and helps develop independent and confident skills as a proficient user of Chinese. Texts covering various aspects of Chinese society, culture and literature will be read to strengthen knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, develop skills in both written and spoken Chinese, and provide a deeper understanding of contemporary Chinese culture.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 300

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

CHINESE 302
15 Points

Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing

Designed for students studying Chinese language at an advanced level, this course focuses on strengthening reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 202 or 300 or approval by Academic Head or nominee

CHINESE 303
15 Points

China on Screen

The transformation of China’s contemporary cultures and communities can be charted through film. This course uses films from the 1930s until this century to examine the development and contestation of the Chinese nation. Several films will be compared with their literary originals in translation.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Asian Studies or Media, Film and Television, or CHINESE 130 and 15 points at Stage II in Asian Studies

Restriction: CHINESE 203

CHINESE 313
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Chinese

CHINESE 377
15 Points

Chinese Study Abroad 3A

Formal study in Chinese in an approved overseas university. Enrolment requires the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

CHINESE 378
15 Points

Chinese Study Abroad 3B

Formal study in Chinese in an approved overseas university. Enrolment requires the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 377 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

CHINESE 724
30 Points

Chinese Film and Popular Culture

Chinese feature films and other popular cultural phenomena (e.g., music, television, fashion, the internet) provide a medium for understanding a society undergoing rapid change. The emphasis is on contemporary developments, including youth cultures and Beijing from the 1960s to the present day. No knowledge of Chinese language required.

CHINESE 727
30 Points

Chinese New Zealanders

Examines both recent immigration trends and the historical development of the New Zealand Chinese and other Asian communities. Special attention will be paid to the impact on New Zealand's demographic profile, social and economic implications and race relations issues, and contemporary transnationalism in its historical context. Will also examine settlement and integration issues, and the tension between globalisation and New Zealand nationalism.

CHINESE 729A
15 Points

CHINESE 729B
15 Points

Special Topic

To complete this course students must enrol in CHINESE 729 A and B

CHINESE 730
15 Points

CHINESE 730A
7.5 Points

CHINESE 730B
7.5 Points

Directed Study

To complete this course students must enrol in CHINESE 730 A and B, or CHINESE 730

CHINESE 731
45 Points

Research Essay

CHINESE 732
30 Points

Directed Study

CHINESE 735
15 Points

Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

The phonology, written system, dialectology, semantics, morphology, syntax and rhetoric of Chinese; and an introduction to the terminology and methodology used in Chinese linguistics research. The focus will be on the development of students' skills in critically appraising existing works and carrying out their own individual research projects.

Restriction: CHINESE 717

CHINESE 737
15 Points

Research Essay

CHINESE 739
15 Points

Educational Linguistics in Chinese

Systemically reviews the Chinese language system and key educational linguistic concepts for teaching and learning Chinese as a Second Language. The course will help students gain a solid understanding of the characteristics and development of the Chinese language, including but not limited to Chinese phonetics, dialects, characters, morphemes and words, lexical changes, sentence structures, stylistic issues and genres.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 301 or equivalent

Restriction: CHINESE 707

CHINESE 740
15 Points

Chinese Teaching Pedagogy

Critically investigates the pedagogical-content knowledge for teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages. Designed for students to develop practical pedagogical approaches to teach the following five content areas: pronunciation, characters, grammar, discourse and culture. Students will have opportunities to explore different strategies for engaging learners in Chinese language classrooms in schools, universities and the community.

Prerequisite: CHINESE 301 or equivalent

Restriction: CHINESE 708

CHINESE 741
15 Points

Acquisition of Chinese

Critically examines the most recent research on, and good practice in, the complex process of acquiring Chinese as a second language. Covers topics related to the relationship between Chinese and students’ first language; individual students’ different learning beliefs, motivation and autonomy; bilingualism; and the development of needs analyses for young and adult learners of Chinese.

Restriction: CHINESE 709

CHINESE 742
15 Points

Professional Learning for Chinese Teachers

Explores advanced theories and practices relevant to teaching the Chinese language in different social and educational contexts. Focused on developing advanced intercultural competence and professional skills. Students will develop and apply new skills and techniques based on research and practice at the cutting-edge of the field.

Prerequisite: Must have attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK level 5 or its equivalent

Restriction: CHINESE 710

CHINESE 777
15 Points

Chinese Study Abroad I

Formal study in an approved overseas institution where instruction is in Chinese. This course is not suitable for native speakers of Chinese. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

CHINESE 778
15 Points

Chinese Study Abroad II

Formal study in an approved overseas institution where instruction is in Chinese. This course is not suitable for native speakers of Chinese. Enrolment requires the approval of the Academic Head or nominee.

CHINESE 780
30 Points

CHINESE 780A
15 Points

CHINESE 780B
15 Points

Research Project

To complete this course students must enrol in CHINESE 780 A and B, or CHINESE 780

CHINESE 782
30 Points

Research Essay

CHINESE 792
45 Points

CHINESE 792A
22.5 Points

CHINESE 792B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in CHINESE 792 A and B, or CHINESE 792

CHINESE 793A
45 Points

CHINESE 793B
45 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in Chinese with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in CHINESE 793 A and B

CHINESE 796A
60 Points

CHINESE 796B
60 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in Chinese with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in CHINESE 796 A and B

CHINESE 797A
60 Points

CHINESE 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

To complete this course students must enrol in CHINESE 797 A and B

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