CHIN 2006 - Chinese Literature & Media for Chinese Speakers
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code CHIN 2006 Course Chinese Literature & Media for Chinese Speakers Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible CHIN 1014 Assumed Knowledge Native or near native Chinese language proficiency. Course Description The course introduces a wide range of writings in Chinese literature and thought. The texts of diverse styles and genres are derived from Chinese literature and media sources including newspapers, journals, novels and other written or audio-visual materials such as films. The lectures will be arranged thematically with topics such as ethics and literary values, imagination and literary reflections of the changing society, and the Chinese vernacular stories and Magic Realism. Methods of comparative literature will be applied in analysing and exploring the original texts and/or translations.
By the end of the course students will have acquired a further knowledge of literature, media and Chinese thought. It is anticipated that the students will have their communication skills consolidated, and their writing styles, analytical and critical-thinking abilities significantly improved.
Course Coordinator: Dr Chi-Ni William Wang
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Acquire an understanding and appreciation of Chinese tradition and its modern transformations 2 Integrate theoretical knowledge with empirical examples; developing skills in synthesising and contextualising new information 3 Learn to think critically; learn analytic skills for developing and defending an argument 4 Learn to present ideas to a group and engage with the ideas and perspectives of other learners 5 Acquire a different cultural perspective from which to view oneself, one’s culture and one’s society 6 Show confidence in communicating interacting with different cultures as necessary for the role of a leadership 7 Interpret cultural issues in a wide global and ethical context
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2,3,4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,4,6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4,6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5,6,7 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesBasic readings required for the weekly workshop/tutorials are in the Course Reader.
The Course Reader is available for purchase from Image and Copy Centre, Hughes Building, Level 1.
Two copies of the course readers are on reserve at the Barr Smith Library (BSL). It will also be received from MyUni. The course reader consists of set readings for each week. Please bring the set readings for the week to the workshop/ tutorial.
Recommended ResourcesAny anthology of classical and modern Chinese literature available in the University’s library or critical publications related to the content of each topic listed in the Reader for the course.
The Reader for Chinese Literature & Media (can be purchased from Online Shop and then collect from the Copy and Image Centre at Level 1, Hughes Building)
Online LearningIt is recomended that students use Chinese websites where appropriate EG. http://www.booker.com.cn
http://www.cnd.org/China Academic Journal Full-Text Database (access via Barr Smith Library)
Course information, course materialand announcement are available on MyUni
It’s students’ responsibility to check the site regularly.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesAll lectures and tutorials are delivered in Chinese. The lectures provide the background and insight of the cultural issues as well the essential perspectives and themes of the tradition and concepts related to readings of Chinese literature and media. The tutorials in small classes are conducted in a communicative and interactive mode. The discussions constructed around the tutorial questions and the texts aim at a process of problem-solving and the improvement of interpreting, writing and analytical skills.
Communication with coordinator/tutor
Please communicate with the lecturer if you are encountering difficulties with the course or need clarification or help with matters relating to the course. Students can drop in to see the co-ordinator during the consultation hours or make an appointment by email.
We will regard an email message sent by us from MyUni or information posted to the MyUni site as our having communicated with each member of the class. Your lecturer will be responsible for marking your papers and he or she may communicate with you about your work by sending an email to your student email address. It is therefore imperative that you read your student emails and log on to MyUni regularly. If you use a personal email address regularly, you might consider requesting ITS (8313 3000) to divert your student email to that address. Failure to read emails or MyUni notices is not a valid reason for missing deadlines.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 2-hour lecture (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester 1 x 1-hour tutorial (or equivalent) per week 10 hours per semester 6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 154 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week 1 Lesson 1: Introduction Week 2 Lesson 2: Marriage Week 3 Lesson 3: Biography Week 4 Lesson 4: Individual Dignity Week 5 Lesson 5: Cultural Tradition & Value Week 6 Lesson 6: National Characters / Nationality Week 7 Lesson 7: Modern Literature – Novels I Week 8 Lesson 8: Modern Literature – Novels II Week 9 Lesson 9: Travel Notes / Travels Week 10 Lesson 10: News and History (Common Experiences from the both sides of the Taiwan Strait & Taiwan’s Literature in the 1980s) Week 11 Lesson 11: New Generation’s Literature – Online Literature Week 12 Lesson 12: Conclusion & Course Review/Assessment
Specific Course RequirementsIt is most important to participate in tutorial discussions. Student participation
and overall oral performance will be closely recorded as part of final marks.
The student’s oral presentation (for assessment) must be delivered with an aid of the power point presentation or media material.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Participation and discussion Formative and Summative weekly 15% 1-7 Tutorial presentation Formative and Summative weekly 15% 1-7 5 x 400 word film commentaries (in English or Chinese character) Formative and Summative commentary will be handed in 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 12th week
1-7 1000 word tutorial paper (in English or Chinese character) Formative and Summative 7 days after presentation 15% 1-7 2500 word essay (in English or Chinese character) Formative and Summative 10th June by 4pm 35% 1-7
Assessment DetailParticipation and discussion: students will participate in tutorials and discuss various topics from the lectures - 15%.
Tutorial presentation: students will submit a presentation based on one tutorial topic of their choice - 15%.
1000 word tutorial paper: students will submit a paper based on a tutorial topic of their choice, which is to be in either English or Chinese - 15%.
2500 word essay: students will submit an essay in either English or Chinese - 35%.
Essay (2,500 words in Chinese or English) 35%
Five Film commentaries: (each commentary 400 words in Chinese): 20%.
SubmissionBoth research essay and tutorial paper MUST be saved as PDF then submit to Turnitin. Students can submit via MyUni to Turnitin directly.
Tutorial papers are actually minor research papers. Research essay's topic MUST be a different topic from that of your tutorial paper. Your tutorial paper MUST be submitted after your presentation within 7 days. Resrach essay will be due on 10th June by 4pm.
Please note that for each tutorial paper you submit, you must use ALL of the set readings for the topic critically as well as at least TWO other authoritative sources—one academic journal and one book—to support critical points. This requirement assists you in developing your research skills. No internet materials other than academic journal articles are permitted.
The research essay requires you to use and reflect in your written paper at least four journal articles and three books. While you can use articles in the course reader, you are required to locate at least two journal articles and one book on your own. You will be rewarded for using other good sources only if you first fulfil the above requirement.
Tutorial paper and research essay must:
Have adequate margins of at least 3.0 cm (left and right) to allow for marker’s comments
Have the Department of Asian Studies Assignment Cover-sheet with name, student number, subject, type of paper etc. Assignment Cover-sheet has been provided in the end of this profile or can be downloaded from MyUni.
Have a signed Statement on Plagiarism on the cover sheet.
Be properly referenced. Footnotes should be used to indicate sources of all materials taken from others
Have a Bibliography of sources attached.
Identify a controversial issue or a debate in Chinese media on a movie or a work of literature lately, and write a report in your own words summarizing the main ideas and argument and your reflection (around 400 words in Chinese or English). All commentaries must be printed in A4 size and submit in tutorial.
Any late assignments will be penalised at 2% per day off the awarded mark. If you submitted your assignment one day late and you originally got 65%, it will now be 63%.
All assignments will be returned within 4 weeks. Students can received feedback via MyUni or email.
If you fail to achieve at least a pass grade for a paper, you will be notified by email and given one week’s time to rewrite and resubmit. The original mark will be used if you do not resubmit by the due date for resubmission.
Students may also rewrite and resubmit work for a better grade but you must first discuss with the tutor/coordinator and agree with him/her on a resubmission date, and the resubmission must be accompanied by the original work and its assessment sheet. Failure to overcome key problems noted in the assessment sheet will not result in a higher mark.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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