Course Title: Chinese through Drama

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese through Drama

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


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


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Lynne Li

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3749

Course Coordinator Email:

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.


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:

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 assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment tasks may include but are not limited to presentations, drama composition and performance, and research projects. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • 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 the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: