Chinese 4B

Subject 110-123 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Chinese 4A or equivalent as determined by the coordinator. New students may not enrol unless they have attended an interview and/or placement test in the week preceding the first week of semester.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Jia Gao


Dr Gao Jia

Subject Overview: This subject is a continuation of Chinese 4A. At the conclusion of this subject, students should be able to independently read a variety of original Chinese material and to write modern standard Chinese in an acceptable style. They should also be able to conduct discussions in Chinese on social and cultural issues.
  • be able to read a variety of original Chinese material;
  • be able to write modern standard Chinese in an acceptable style;
  • be able to understand cultural context;
  • be able to discuss social and cultural issues in standard Chinese.
Assessment: Class participation 10%, a mid-semester test 10%, an oral presentation 20% (at the end of semester), and a final 2-hour examination 60% (during examination period).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Meeting China (Zhongjiben) (Ren Xuemei & Liu Xiaoyu (eds)) Peking University Press 1998
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion;
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion;
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing;
  • acquire public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.
Notes: This subject is available at level one for the background speakers (minimal literacy) stream of Chinese. It is only available at level 1 for students who commenced the background speakers stream of Chinese at level one This subject was previously offered as 110-040 and 110-123 Standard Chinese 2B. Students who have completed Standard Chinese 2B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Chinese)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Chinese
Chinese Language
Chinese Language Major

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