Year 1 Subjects
Year 2 Subjects
Year 3 Subjects
Year 4 Subjects
Elective Subjects

Year 1 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
CHIN1109 
Elementary Chinese I  

This comprehensive Chinese course aims to make overseas students grasp the basic knowledge about Chinese phonetics, vocabulary, grammar, characters and culture, by means of exposing them to the basic linguistic materials related to daily conversations and through diversified training of linguistic skills. The students are expected to achieve the ability of communicating in Chinese about topics related to their daily life.
6
90 hrs
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CHIN1110 
Elementary Chinese II  

This course, as a continuation of Elementary Chinese I, aims to make overseas students further grasp their basic knowledge about Chinese phonetics, vocabulary, grammar, characters and culture by means of exposing them to the basic linguistic materials related to daily conversations and through diversified training of linguistic skills. Upon completion of this course, the students are expected to achieve the abilities of listening, speaking, reading and writing and be able to complete the basic communicative tasks in Chinese related to their life, study and work.
6
90 hrs
CHIN1109
CHIN1113 
Chinese Reading I  

The course aims to familiarize students with basic reading skills of different genres of Chinese texts so as to effectively enhance their reading speed and comprehension by means of extensive reading practices.
3
45 hrs
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CHIN1114 
Chinese Reading II  

This course, as a continuation of Chinese Reading I, aims to make students further grasp the basic reading skills by means of extensive reading practices.
3
45 hrs
CHIN1113
CHIN1115 
Chinese Skills Practice I  

How to write Chinese characters is a difficult learning point for overseas students. This course focuses on training students to write Chinese characters, while explaining the different methods of knowing Chinese characters in terms of pinyin, etymology and radicals. The students are expected to know, write and use the basic Chinese characters they have learned.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN1116 
Chinese Skills Practice II  

This course, as a continuation of Chinese Skills Practice I, aims to make students know, read, write and use the basic Chinese characters by means of extensive training on writing Chinese characters and explaining the knowledge about Chinese characters in terms of etymology, components and radicals.
2
30 hrs
CHIN1115
CHIN1119 
Listening and Speaking of Elementary Chinese I  

This linguistic skills oriented course cultivates students’ proficiency of Mandarin Chinese in listening and speaking, aiming to help them grasp the basic rules of Chinese listening and speaking by means of various practices and explanations of the rules regarding pronunciation, syllables, listening and speaking. Students are expected to effectively complete communicative tasks related to their daily life in standard Mandarin Chinese.
4
60 hrs
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CHIN1120 
Listening and Speaking of Elementary Chinese II  

This course, as a continuation of Listening and Speaking of Elementary Chinese I, aims to further help students grasp the basic rules of Chinese listening and speaking by means of various practices and explanations of the rules regarding pronunciation, syllables, listening and speaking. Students are expected to complete more effectively communicative tasks related to their daily life in standard Mandarin Chinese.
4
60 hrs
CHIN1119
HIST1107 
Chinese History I  

This course consists of ancient Chinese history and early modern Chinese history. It focuses on explaining important historical events and figures, while paying attention to the holistic clues of the development of Chinese history and looking at the vicissitudes of Chinese history from the global perspective.
3
45 hrs
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HIST1108 
Chinese History II  

This course, as a continuation of Chinese History I, consists of late modern Chinese history and contemporary Chinese history. It focuses on explaining important historical events and figures, while paying attention to the holistic clue of the development of Chinese history and looking at the vicissitudes of Chinese history from the global perspective.
3
45 hrs
HIST1107
ENGL1111 
English I *  

This course aims to enhance students’ skills and competence in using English in general situations. It cultivates students’ four basic language skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing, with substantial emphasis laid upon developing their oral communication skills and writing proficiency.
3
45 hrs
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ENGL1112 
English II *  

This course is a continuation of English I, aiming to further enhance students’ skills and competence in using English in general situations. It will cultivate students’ four basic language skills such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with substantial emphasis laid upon developing their proficiency in reading and writing.
3
45 hrs
ENGL1111
PORT1115 
Portuguese I *  

This course introduces the Portuguese language to students from four aspects: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular emphasis is laid upon listening, writing and oral expressions. The goal of the course is to build a good foundation for the future courses of the Portuguese language.
3
45 hrs
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PORT1116 
Portuguese II *  

This course, as a continuation of Portuguese I, aims to further enhance students’ proficiency of the Portuguese language. They are expected to understand Portuguese texts, use the language correctly and confidently, and know some Portuguese culture through language learning.
3
45 hrs
PORT1115
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Year 2 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
CHIN2115 
Intermediate Chinese I  

This comprehensive Chinese course aims to enhance students' four basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular emphasis is laid upon improving their proficiency in reading and writing, by means of intensive reading and practices of sample texts and explanations of phonetics, vocabulary, grammar, characters of modern Chinese.
6
90 hrs
CHIN1110
CHIN2116 
Intermediate Chinese II  

This course, as a continuation of Intermediate Chinese I, aims to further enhance students' four basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular emphasis is laid upon improving their proficiency in reading and writing, by means of intensive reading and practices of sample texts and explanations of phonetics, vocabulary, grammar, characters of modern Chinese.
6
90 hrs
CHIN2115
CHIN2117 
Listening and Speaking of Intermediate Chinese I  

This course focuses on the skills of Chinese listening and speaking. Students will have extensive listening and speaking practices. The basic knowledge about the Mandarin phonetics and rules for listening and speaking are covered to help students enhance their proficiency in oral expressions. The similarities and differences between their native tongue and Mandarin are identified to help students pronounce Chinese in a more standard way.
4
60 hrs
CHIN1120
CHIN2118 
Listening and Speaking of Intermediate Chinese II  

This course is a continuation of Listening and Speaking of Intermediate Chinese I. Students will have extensive listening and speaking practices. The basic knowledge about the Mandarin phonetics and rules for listening and speaking are covered to help students further enhance their proficiency in oral expressions. The similarities and differences between their native tongue and Mandarin are identified to help students pronounce Chinese in a more standard way.
4
60 hrs
CHIN2117
CHIN2123 
Chinese Reading III  

For non-native speakers of Chinese, the lack of Chinese proficiency and background information is usually the biggest obstacle when they are reading Chinese texts. This skills oriented reading course aims to help students cross the reading barriers to grasp effective reading skills and enhance their Chinese reading ability in a comprehensive way through adequate reading training.
3
45 hrs
CHIN1114
CHIN2124 
Chinese Reading IV  

For non-native speakers of Chinese, the lack of Chinese proficiency and background information is usually the biggest obstacle when they are reading Chinese texts. This course, as a continuation of Chinese Reading III, aims to help students cross the reading barriers to grasp effective reading skills and further enhance their Chinese reading ability in a comprehensive way through adequate reading training.
3
45 hrs
CHIN2123
CHIN2125 
Chinese Writing I  

Writing is a very practical course. Teaching non-native speakers of Chinese to write in Chinese has to start with the most basic use of words and expressions and syntactic rules. This course begins with the exercises on basic sentence patterns such as declarative, negative, interrogative, rhetorical and imperative sentences. Students are expected to use the above mentioned sentence patterns to express themselves in written Chinese and lay a good foundation for Chinese writing.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN2126 
Chinese Writing II  

Writing is a very practical course. As a continuation of Chinese Writing I, this course further familiarizes students with the use of the basic patterns of Chinese sentences (declarative, negative, interrogative, rhetorical and imperative), and trains students how to use more complicated sentence patterns (such as coordinate, adversative, progressive, hypothetical and conditional) to express themselves in written Chinese in order to further enhance their proficiency in Chinese writing.
2
30 hrs
CHIN2125
CHIN2127 
Introduction to Chinese Culture I  

This course aims to introduce to students the main contents of Chinese culture (language, characters, thoughts, beliefs, religions and customs) in a comprehensive and interesting way. Students are expected to know the basic outline, traces of development and characteristics of Chinese culture. They are required to participate in various related discussions individually or as a group and complete a corresponding cultural report so as to deepen their understanding of Chinese culture.
3
45 hrs
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CHIN2128 
Introduction to Chinese Culture II  

This course, as a continuation of Introduction to Chinese Culture I, introduces Chinese culture to students in a comprehensive and interesting way. Students are expected to know the basic outline, traces of development and characteristics of Chinese culture. They are required to participate in various related discussions individually or as a group and complete a corresponding cultural report so as to deepen their understanding of Chinese culture.
3
45 hrs
CHIN2127
ENGL2121 
English III *  

This course aims to develop and strengthen students’ receptive and productive skills in written English. Emphasis is laid upon enlarging their vocabulary, developing their comprehension skills and improving their skills in writing paragraphs. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to understand and create grammatically and syntactically correct sentences within a well-organized paragraph.
3
45 hrs
ENGL1112
ENGL2122 
English IV *  

This course aims to further develop and strengthen students’ receptive and productive skills in written English. Emphasis is laid upon applying analytical and critical reading skills to a variety of texts and upon writing expository essays. After completing this course, students are expected to recognize and use various patterns of text organization to compose effective essays.
3
45 hrs
ENGL2121
PORT2115 
Portuguese III *  

The goal of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of the Portuguese language at lexical, morphological, syntactic and semantic levels. Particular emphasis is laid upon vocabulary building and grammar acquisition through reading original texts on current affairs, society, culture, politics and economy.
3
45 hrs
PORT1116
PORT2116 
Portuguese IV *  

This course, as a continuation of Portuguese III, aims to further provide students with the basic knowledge of the Portuguese language at lexical, morphological, syntactic, and semantic levels. Particular emphasis is laid upon vocabulary building and grammar acquisition through reading original texts on current affairs, society, culture, politics and economy.
3
45 hrs
PORT2115
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Year 3 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
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Complete subjects on elective group A/B/C/D (choose 1 language subject) or subjects on elective group E to obtains 4 credits  

4
60 hrs
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CHIN3105 
Advanced Chinese I  

This comprehensive Chinese course trains students at a high level and familiarizes them with the phonetics, vocabulary and grammatical rules of the Chinese language from the theoretical perspective. Students will be able to enlarge their vocabulary and enhance their basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, particularly their reading and writing abilities. They are also instructed to pay attention to the cultural contents in the reading materials so that their understanding of Chinese culture could be deepened.
6
90 hrs
CHIN2116
CHIN3106 
Advanced Chinese II  

This course is a continuation of Advanced Chinese I. It trains students at a high level and familiarizes them with the phonetics, vocabulary and grammatical rules of the Chinese language from the theoretical perspective. Students will be able to enlarge their vocabulary and enhance their basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, particularly their reading and writing abilities. They are also instructed to pay attention to the cultural contents in the reading materials so that their understanding of Chinese culture could be deepened.
6
90 hrs
CHIN3105
CHIN3107 
Listening and Speaking of Advanced Chinese I  

This skills oriented course aims to equip students with a high level of proficiency in listening Chinese and oral expression through various listening and speaking practices. They are expected to use Chinese to communicate in an appropriate and diversified way in their social life.
3
45 hrs
CHIN2118
CHIN3108 
Listening and Speaking of Advanced Chinese II  

This course, as a continuation of Listening and Speaking of Advanced Chinese I, aims to equip students with a high level of proficiency in listening Chinese and oral expression through various listening and speaking practices. They are expected to use Chinese to communicate in an appropriate and diversified way in their social life.
3
45 hrs
CHIN3107
CHIN3109 
Chinese Grammar I  

This course teaches modern Chinese grammar (word formation and sentence making) in a systematic way. Students are expected to understand the basic concepts and theories of Chinese grammar in a comprehensive way through the instructor's in-class explanations and adequate practices, and deepen their understanding on Chinese grammatical structures and their relationships with semantics, logic and rhetoric.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN3110 
Chinese Grammar II  

This course, as a continuation of Chinese Grammar I, teaches modern Chinese grammar (word formation and sentence making) in a systematic way. Students are expected to understand the basic concepts and theories of Chinese grammar in a comprehensive way through the instructor's in-class explanations and adequate practices, and deepen their understanding on Chinese grammatical structures and their relationships with semantics, logic and rhetoric so as to further enhance their Chinese communicative competence.
2
30 hrs
CHIN3109
CHIN3111 
Chinese Literature I  

This course includes ancient, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, involving the main genres of Chinese literature with particular emphasis laid upon modern and contemporary essays and novels. It focuses on the understanding and esthetic appreciation of classic literary works during different periods. The overall development clues and the knowledge about the corresponding styles are taught to enhance the students' ability in appreciating Chinese literary works. Taking their actual proficiency of Chinese into consideration, the teacher may also train their linguistic skills based on the selected literary works.
3
45 hrs
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CHIN3112 
Chinese Literature II  

This course is a continuation of Chinese Literature I. It includes ancient Chinese, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, involving the main genres of Chinese literature with particular emphasis laid upon modern and contemporary essays and novels. It focuses on the understanding and esthetic appreciation of classic literary works during different periods. The overall development clues and the knowledge about the corresponding styles are taught to enhance the students' ability in appreciating Chinese literary works. Taking their actual proficiency of Chinese into consideration, the teacher may also train their linguistic skills based on the selected literary works.
3
45 hrs
CHIN3111
CHIN3115 
Applied Chinese Writing I  

This course teaches non-native speakers of Chinese how to write the most frequently used and easily understood applied documents, such as notices, announcements, letters and cv. The basic theories, writing skills and requirements concerned are explained. Particular emphasis is laid upon cultivating the students' actual writing ability.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN3116 
Applied Chinese Writing II  

This course, as a continuation of Applied Chinese Writing I, aims to further enhance the writing ability of non-native speakers of Chinese. The contents include posters, advertisements, news and reports. The basic theories, writing skills and requirements concerned are explained. Particular emphasis is laid upon cultivating the students' actual writing ability.
2
30 hrs
CHIN3115
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Year 4 Subjects
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
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Complete subjects on on elective group F to obtains 4 credits  

4
60 hrs
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CHIN4107 
Ancient Chinese  

This course consists of two parts: selected readings in ancient Chinese and basic knowledge of ancient Chinese. For the first part, emphasis is laid upon explaining the words and sentences in the chosen texts, particularly the frequently used words. For the second part, emphasis is laid upon explaining the theories of ancient Chinese in terms of characters, vocabulary, grammar, phonology and stylistics. Students are instructed to grasp the characteristics and rules of ancient Chinese so as to lay a solid foundation for further study on related courses.
3
45 hrs
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CHIN4108 
Selected Readings of Classic Chinese Works  

This course aims to help students achieve a better and deeper understanding of Chinese thinking, culture and society. It exposes students to classic Chinese works related to Chinese thinking, culture, religion, philosophy, history, language, literature and arts. Texts for further reading and discussions on inter-textuality are included, subject to students' level of Chinese and actual needs.
3
45 hrs
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CHIN4109 
Language Fieldwork  

Students are required to complete language fieldwork of 60 hours in Year 4, such as secretarial work, translation, teaching and guided tour service, and write a report of not less than 2,000 Chinese words to summarize the fieldwork and demonstrate the learning results.
2
60 hrs
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CHIN4110 
Thesis  

Supervisors will explain the academic norms, techniques, requirements, detailed rules, choices of topics and the scope regarding thesis writing. With the help of their supervisors, students are required to write independently a research paper or investigation report of a certain academic value about the Chinese/ Portuguese/ English language, literature and culture in Chinese with not less than 3,000 words.
6
45 hrs
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CHIN4123 
Communication in Chinese I  

This course emphasizes the principle of practicalness. It aims to further enhance students' comprehensive ability of expression on the basis of Advanced Chinese I and II through extensive practices on reading, writing and oral expression.
3
45 hrs
---
CHIN4124 
Communication in Chinese II  

This course is a continuation of Communication in Chinese I. It familiarizes students with the techniques of oral and written communication in Chinese through extensive training on aspects such as speech, debate, interview, dialogue and hosting, so as to further enhance their comprehensive ability of expression.
3
45 hrs
CHIN4123
HIST4100 
Introduction to Contemporary China  

This course aims to help students understand and know China in a more comprehensive way. It mainly introduces the basic national situation of China, including geology and living environment, history, culture and educational technology, economic development and national power, social phenomena and focal issues, and political system and governmental operation.
3
45 hrs
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HIST4101 
History and Culture of Macao  

This course aims to help students achieve a comprehensive understanding of Macao. It introduces the history of Macao since the end of the Ming Dynasty, the positive role Macao played in modern Chinese history and in China’s cultural exchange with the West, colonialism and Sino-Portuguese relations in the Ming and Qing dynasties, Macao’s urban development, arts, handicraft industry, borders, and the development of the Catholic Church.
3
45 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group A
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
ENGL3113
English Writing I

This course aims to develop students' ability to analyze different genres of English texts so as to cultivate their proficiency in English writing through various corresponding writing exercises.
2
30 hrs
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PORT3115
Portuguese Writing I

This course teaches students how to write applied documents applicable for different social affairs in Portuguese. Students are expected to communicate in written Portuguese in a clear, objective, professional and creative way.
2
30 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group B
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
ENGL3114
English Writing II

This course, as a continuation of English Writing I, aims to further enhance students' proficiency in writing Chinese through writing exercises of various genres.
2
30 hrs
ENGL3113
PORT3116
Portuguese Writing II

This course, as a continuation of Portuguese Writing I, aims to teach students how to write applied documents applicable for different social affairs in Portuguese. Students are expected to communicate in written Portuguese in a clear, objective, professional and creative way.
2
30 hrs
PORT3115
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Elective Subjects - Group C
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
TRAN3109
Portuguese-Chinese Translation

This course introduces different translation theories and approaches. Students are required to translate Portuguese texts of various genres into Chinese and study related cultural and rhetorical issues. Upon completion of this course, students will better understand the characteristics of Portuguese-Chinese translation with their translation ability enhanced.
2
30 hrs
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TRAN3111
English-Chinese Translation

This course aims to familiarize students with the basic concepts of and various approaches to translation, with special emphasis laid upon techniques of translating from English into Chinese. Students are exposed to extensive translation practices and in-depth discussions on translated texts of different genres, in order to further develop their practical translation skills, and to enhance their perception of the nature of translation. Students are also encouraged to find various solutions to problems encountered in the process of translation. This course prepares students for more specialized translation courses.
2
30 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group D
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
TRAN3110
Chinese-Portuguese Translation

This course introduces different translation theories and approaches. Students are required to translate Chinese texts of various genres into Portuguese and study related cultural and rhetorical issues. Upon completion of this course, students will better understand the characteristics of Chinese-Portuguese translation with their translation ability enhanced.
2
30 hrs
TRAN3109
TRAN3112
Chinese-English Translation

This course aims to familiarize students with the basic techniques of translating from Chinese into English. Students are exposed to extensive translation practices and in-depth discussions on translated texts of different genres, in order to further develop their practical translation techniques, and to enhance their perception of the nature of translation. Students are also encouraged to find various solutions to problems encountered in the process of translation. This course prepares students for more specialized translation courses.
2
30 hrs
TRAN3111
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Elective Subjects - Group E
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
CANT3101
Cantonese I

This course starts with introducing the basic pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar of Cantonese and gets students involved in various situational dialogues. Students are expected to know some basic rules of Cantonese pronunciation and achieve the basic proficiency in Cantonese listening and speaking so as to be able to deal with their daily life in Cantonese.
2
30 hrs
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CANT3102
Cantonese II

This course is a continuation of Cantonese I. Through daily conversations, vocabulary and grammar comparison, and Cantonese characters knowing, it aims to further strengthen students' abilities in Cantonese pronunciation, listening, speaking and reading and enhance their proficiency in Cantonese listening and speaking so as to fluently express themselves in Cantonese.
2
30 hrs
CANT3101
CHIN3114
Commercial Chinese Writing

This course aims to teach students how to write applied documents in general commercial situations. Emphasis is laid upon practical writing exercises such as abstracts, proposals, reports and letters. Students are required to take part in case studies and mock practices regarding commercial texts of various categories.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN3117
Standard Chinese Pronunciation

This course is designed to further practice and correct Chinese pronunciation of non-native speakers of Chinese. Influenced by their native languages, non-native speakers of Chinese generally have some difficulty in Chinese pronunciation in some aspects. The course aims to help the students discover and gradually overcome their weaknesses in Chinese pronunciation through in-class practices so that they could speak standard Chinese.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN3118
Chinese Arts and Talents

This optional course aims to optimize the system of internal Chinese program and help students get better engaged in teaching Chinese or doing some work related to foreign exchanges. Chinese arts and talents to be taught in this course include traditional Chinese calligraphy, Xiqu, songs, dancing, martial arts and paper cutting. Through learning and practicing, students are expected to understand traditional Chinese culture in a more comprehensive way, and enhance their humanistic quality so as to lay a good foundation for their teaching Chinese in the future.
2
30 hrs
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Elective Subjects - Group F
Code
Module
Credits
Duration
Pre-requisite
CHIN4111
Language Investigation

This course requires students to record and sort out the real linguistic materials, collect the social and historical data about an oral or written language, and analyze the data in a comprehensive way. The concrete tasks include: firstly, describing and analyzing the phonetic, lexical and grammatical phenomenon, and summarizing the corresponding rules; secondly, seeking the linguistic norms, norms of diction and the rules for dialect speakers to learn Mandarin so as to provide data or bases for solutions to other linguistic issues; thirdly, discussing the social and cultural functions of a language from a theoretical perspective.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN4112
Seminars On Language and Culture

This course consists of two parts: a professional instructor's teaching and students' attending academic seminars related to this program. The topics mainly focus on the relationship between language and culture. The course will help students look at the deep reasons for language changes from a wider cultural perspective, and discuss the linguistic phenomenon and issues that interact with some factors such as politics, economy, society, history, mass media and fashion.
2
30 hrs
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CHIN4113
Theories and Applications: Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK)

HSK is a standardized Chinese proficiency test organized by China Hanban. It tests the ability of non-native speakers of Chinese to communicate in Chinese in their life, study and work. This course explains the design thoughts and theoretical foundations of this test and introduces the standards of different levels and their tested contents. It trains students in terms of special linguistic skills through extensive practices of past test papers and simulated test papers so as to make them comprehensively grasp the skills in participating in HSK.
2
30 hrs
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HIST4102
History of Cultural Exchange Between China and The West

This course systematically talks about the history of cultural exchanges between China and the foreign countries from Pre-Qin period to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Rich archaeological data and sites are adopted to demonstrate the evolutional traces of contact, penetration, exchange and creation of different ancient civilizations and their colorful connotations. Students are expected to deepen their understanding of the relationship between Chinese culture and other cultures so as to further enhance their intercultural competence.
2
30 hrs
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PADM4100
Introduction to Public Administration

This interdisciplinary course between Political Science and Management Science includes the basic knowledge about public administration and comparative public administration politics. It helps students enrich their knowledge about politics, management and public administration, and grasp the basic polices and the general situation of public administration in different countries and regions. It also familiarizes them with the translated English versions of the corresponding theories and some organizations as well as the methods of translation.
2
30 hrs
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