30 credits cr.
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The course includes one semester of studies in modern standard Chinese (putonghua).
The course provides expanded knowledge in the four language areas of oral and written presentation as well as listening and reading comprehension by consolidating and expanding the knowledge previously acquired. The course also provides an overview of China's pre-modern history.
All teaching and examination at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies will continue to be web-based throughout autumn semester 2021.
The course consists of four modules.
1. Modern Chinese III a, 9 credits
The module mainly comprises studies of lighter texts in modern standard Chinese. In connection with this, the student is taught to write, read and translate about 250 new characters. The course also includes exercises in translating lighter texts to and from Chinese. The teaching also includes a theoretical description of Chinese grammar and practical exercises.
2. Modern Chinese III b, 9 credits
The module continues Modern Chinese III a with studies of lighter texts in modern standard Chinese. The student learns to write, read and translate about 250 new characters.
3. Language Proficiency III, 4.5 credits
This module contains practical exercises that aim to increase the student's language ability both in writing and orally.
4. China's pre-modern history, 7.5 credits
The module provides basic knowledge of China's pre-modern history and cultural development, from the Shang Dynasty to the fall of the empire. Basic historiographical methods and traditions are studied, as well as the central sources. China's pre-modern history is examined from a Western as well as Chinese perspective.
Teaching in the modules Modern Chinese III a and Modern Chinese III b is in the form of lectures, seminars and exercises in groups as well as individually.
The teaching in the module Language Proficiency III consists of exercises in groups as well as individually.
The teaching of the module China's pre-modern history consists of lectures and seminars.
Attendance is mandatory.
Course planning and resources
Course details, planning and literature for Autumn 2021 can be found in the learning platform Athena closer to the start of the semester.
Please note that only registred students have access to downloadale resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.
The modules Modern Chinese III a and Modern Chinese III b are examined through 5 written dictations, 5 written assignments and a final class writing or other supervised examination per module.
Language Proficiency III is examined through 5 written assignments and 2 oral presentations.
China's pre-modern history is examined through a home exam.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
The course literature for Autumn 2021 is being updated.