CHIN 5005 - Special Topic Course for MA(TTC) Program

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

As a conversion program, one of the main objectives of the new MA (Translation and Transcultural Communication) program is to 'make it possible for aspiring graduates without an Honours qualification from Australian universities to undertake a PhD' in this Faculty. This Special Topic course is designed for the MA students to have access to the upper level courses in the Faculty to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. When students enrol in this 'Special Topic Course', the assessments will be adjusted to the standard postgraduate coursework level in consultation with the course coordinator and MA program convenor. By the end of the course each student will have gained specific discipline knowledge appropriate to their chosen field of research. The course will be offered in close consultation with course coordinators to ensure that no student will be disadvantaged due to specific prerequisites or prior knowledge. This course will offer breadth to the MA training program in the MA Translation and Transcultural Communication program.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHIN 5005
    Course Special Topic Course for MA(TTC) Program
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Prerequisites Undergraduate degree
    Course Description As a conversion program, one of the main objectives of the new MA (Translation and Transcultural Communication) program is to 'make it possible for aspiring graduates without an Honours qualification from Australian universities to undertake a PhD' in this Faculty. This Special Topic course is designed for the MA students to have access to the upper level courses in the Faculty to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. When students enrol in this 'Special Topic Course', the assessments will be adjusted to the standard postgraduate coursework level in consultation with the course coordinator and MA program convenor. By the end of the course each student will have gained specific discipline knowledge appropriate to their chosen field of research. The course will be offered in close consultation with course coordinators to ensure that no student will be disadvantaged due to specific prerequisites or prior knowledge. This course will offer breadth to the MA training program in the MA Translation and Transcultural Communication program.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Gregory McCarthy

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    As a conversion course, this gives students opportunity to access upper-level courses to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. All information will be provided at enrolment as details vary dependent on the specific course and area a student is enrolled in.
    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    As a conversion course, this gives students opportunity to access upper-level courses to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. All information will be provided at enrolment as details vary dependent on the specific course and area a student is enrolled in.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    As a conversion course, this gives students opportunity to access upper-level courses to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. All information will be provided at
    enrolment as details vary dependent on the specific course and area a student is enrolled in.
    Learning Activities Summary
    As a conversion course, this gives students opportunity to access upper-level courses to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. All information will be provided at
    enrolment as details vary dependent on the specific course and area a student is enrolled in.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    As a conversion course, this gives students opportunity to access upper-level courses to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. All information will be provided at
    enrolment as details vary dependent on the specific course and area a student is enrolled in.
    Assessment Detail
    As a conversion course, this gives students the opportunity to access upper-level courses to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. All information will be provided at
    enrolment as details vary dependent on the specific course and area a student is enrolled in.
    Submission
    As a conversion course, this gives students the opportunity to access upper-level courses to acquire the necessary disciplinary content required for future PhD studies. All information will be provided at enrolment as details vary dependent on the specific course and area a student is enrolled in.
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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