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CHIN310 engages with the current academic trend of Sinophone studies in the global network. Separated from the traditional framework of China studies, Sinophone studies reconsiders the interconnectedness of China proper, its Autonomous Regions, and the overseas Sinophone communities with a focus on such topics as cultural history and landscape, cross-Strait relations, diaspora, postcolonialism, and globalisation.
CHIN310 engages with the current academic trend of Sinophone studies in the global network. Separated from the traditional framework of China studies, Sinophone studies reconsiders the interconnectedness of China proper, its Autonomous Regions, and the overseas Sinophone communities with a focus on such topics as cultural history, cross-Strait politics, diaspora, postcolonialism, and globalisation.ExpectationsStudents in this course are expected to:• Attend all classes. Failure to do so will not only result in your falling behind but also hold back the class.• Prepare for each lesson before coming to class, by going over the assigned materials.• Take an active role in class discussion.• Complete all the course work required for assessment independently, without the help of other people (See the section Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions below).• Submit all the course work required for assessment on time.• Check UC email and Learn regularly for course notices and updates.
By the end of this course, each student will:Develop a sophisticated understanding of Sinophone studies and of how it is perceived in the global network;Identify the evolving cultural trends of Sinophone communities;Show a cross-cultural view of the Sinophone world;Develop a global awareness by connecting Sinophone communities with New Zealand and the rest of the world;Be able to deploy organised ideas in presentation and participate in class discussions;Demonstrate academic writing skills, including providing an argument, gathering and organizing second-handed resources, and analyzing materials closely and critically.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 30 points at 200 level from CHIN, orany 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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Domestic fee $1,641.00
International fee $7,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences