Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Literature and Humanities » GELH1001 / GELH002 – Chinese Languages and Chinese Communities
Suggested Year of Study:Year 1
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FAH

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Medium of Instruction:Chinese



Course Description

In this course the students expand their knowledge of Chinese languages and Chinese communities and understand language phenomena as an expression of culture and as a function of society. Through readings, discussions and mini-projects the students apply the sociolinguistics knowledge introduced to answer academic and practical questions. Global and local language situations are surveyed in a Chinese perspective and current issues in language matters are analyzed. Through problem-solving exercises, the students hone their skills of critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Assess the significance of the Chinese language as a global language;

2. Evaluate the diversity and unity of the Chinese language;

3. Demonstrate their knowledge of the Chinese language in socio-cultural perspectives;

4. Investigate on the cultural differences of different Chinese speech communities;

5. Relate the languages and dialects they speak to other languages and dialects in China and in the world.