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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Chinese 2B (ASST08019)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryAimed primarily at intending Honours students and normally taken with Chinese 2A, Chinese 2B provides further intensive language work, especially reading of authentic literary and documentary texts, plus an introduction to Classical Chinese and courses in research skills and the history of China through documentary film.

This course is not available to native or near-native speakers of Chinese. If in doubt, contact the Course Organiser.

All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students┐ general ongoing academic development.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Chinese 1 (ASST08001) OR Chinese 2A (ASST08018)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. consolidate and deepen the skills in Chinese language taught in Chinese 2A.
  2. become familiar with more specialist material, including full-form characters and classical Chinese, which will be necessary for Honours-level study.
  3. acquire a comprehensive understanding of the history of modern China through watching documentary films made by both Chinese and non-Chinese film-makers.
  4. acquire an understanding of how to present a correctly formatted essay, including footnotes, bibliography and the incorporation of Chinese characters.
  5. develop skills in the production of short reviews of books and documentary films.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAS Chinese 2B
Contacts
Course organiserDr Julian Ward
Tel: (0131 6)50 4226
Email: Julian.Ward@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528
Email: vivien.macnish-porter@ed.ac.uk
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