Course Title: Chinese through Drama

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese through Drama

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1267

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

LANG1290

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1267

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (FF)

LANG1290

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex17 (FF)

Course Coordinator: Lynne Li

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3749

Course Coordinator Email: lynne.li@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed Chinese 6 or equivalent before you commence this course.

OR

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c

 


Course Description

This course enhances your advanced Chinese language skills through oral and written communication, public presentation, drama composition and performance. Drama will be used as a context for you to critically reflect on contemporary Chinese culture, society, and language use. You will consider the relationships between behaviour, language and literature in a range of dramatic works.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • analyse the use and role of language in Chinese classic and modern dramatic works and simple local operas
  • develop, produce and present a Chinese drama on stage, communicating fluently and appropriately in Chinese
  • conduct research into Chinese cultural values and literary genres, and contrast with other cultures and literature works



Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in a range of activities including watching and analysing Chinese dramas and movies participating in plays and independent research.

Classes are conducted in seminars. You will be able to improve your drama, presentation, and language skills by regularly participating in a range of exercises including small peer drama groups. Language learning videos and tapes are integrated with teaching.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems which you can access via myRMIT studies and the library. You will also receive handouts in class.


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).

You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks.

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded or expanded assessment task.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: Assessment and assessment flexibility policy

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers: Student Responsibilities Statement

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact your Program Director or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.