Honours programme in Chinese
Current Module Outline (pdf)
Contact periods: 6 lectures (language and culture) and 2 practicals per week
Coordinator: Prof YU Yuanfang
The Honours programme in Chinese consists of two modules. Module one aims to enhance the learners’ language skills and knowledge of the target language and culture. In addition, an immersion programme is part of Module one, in which learners will attend an intensive course at the designated university in China and experience the culture and life style of the Chinese people. In Module two students are expected to complete a mini-thesis of their own chosen topic related to their Chinese studies.
Continuous Assessment: An oral and written test will be held at the end of each term. Assignments are submitted for each individual theme every week and oral presentations are delivered at times by students on specific topics. A mini-thesis is worked on individually throughout the year, and is finally submitted at the end of the year. A student will not be qualified to attend the oral or written test at the end of the term if s/he is absent for three times in class without a medical certificate. Any clashes with other subjects will be counted as absence.
After completing successfully the Honours programme in Chinese, students will be able to:
- communicate effectively in Chinese both orally and in written form;
- show a deep understanding in the target language and culture;
- demonstrate the general knowledge of cross-cultural communication;
- conduct a research project independently.
Successful learners at the completion of the Honours programme in Chinese will be able to:
- communicate effectively with native speakers in conversation;
- understand and analyze different types of texts/articles in Chinese;
- translate/interpret Chinese into English/English into Chinese in various situations;
- complete and present a research paper individually.