Singapore University of Social Sciences

Selected Readings in Chinese

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1312 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture


Synopsis

CCC101 Selected Readings in Chinese is designed to strengthen the students’ competence in analyzing Chinese texts and critical thinking skills. Each of the study units consists of the reading method, and text analysis. Students are given a wide range of text genres and asked to pay close attention to the historical background and cultural issues relevant to the texts. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of textual and stylistic features. Texts are selected from newspaper articles, contemporary and classical literary works written by authors from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • The Principles of Reading
  • Selected Readings of Newspaper Articles
  • Selected Readings of Poetry
  • Selected Readings of Essays and Prose
  • Selected Readings of Novels and Short Stories
  • Selected Readings of Professional Writings

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the important skills involved in reading and comprehending advanced Chinese texts
  • Demonstrate a high level of reading competence in Chinese.
  • Review advanced Chinese texts such as literary works and real-life Chinese documents
  • Describe genre through reading different types of Chinese texts
  • State cultural and social implication on language
  • Develop good appreciation and analytical skills in Chinese which put them in a better position to produce translations of higher quality
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