Chinese consists of language acquisition papers in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and papers on Chinese history, culture and society.

Chinese is available as a specialisation within the International Languages and Cultures major. Details of the requirements for the Chinese language specialisation can be found under International Languages and Cultures.

Chinese may also be taken as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

The point of entry into the Chinese language papers depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of Chinese, take CHINE131 followed by CHINE231 in the subesequent year. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Chinese or equivalent, will gain direct entry into CHINE232. Students with excellent results at Level 2 in NCEA Chinese or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the Convenor of Chinese, begin with CHINE232. Native speakers of Chinese may not enrol in CHINE131, CHINE231, CHINE232, CHINE331 or CHINE332. Students whose heritage language is Chinese and who wish to enrol in a Chinese language acquisition paper should contact a lecturer in the subject to determine the appropriate level. Please consult with the Programme Convenor for advice on entry point into Chinese language acquisition papers.

The papers in Chinese history, culture and society are taught in English and are also available to non-language students.

Note:

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Enrolment into the PGCert, PGDip, BA(Hons) and MA in Chinese will be suspended from 2022 onwards.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Chinese papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level 800 Level 900 Level
Code and paper title Points
CHINE131 Chinese for Beginners right arrow

This paper introduces you to the Chinese writing system, pinyin, and tones. You will also learn the basics of greetings and self-introductions in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
CHINE231 Intermediate Chinese 1 right arrow

This paper will extend students' communication skills in Chinese across a range of everyday situations, including celebrations, seeking medical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHINE232 Intermediate Chinese 2 right arrow

This paper will enable you to improve your Chinese communication skills across a range of everyday situations by expanding your understanding of more...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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CHINE306 Reading and Translation Skills: Chinese right arrow

This paper is designed primarily for native speakers of Chinese. It is taught bilingually and aims to improve students' bilingual reading skills and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHINE331 Advanced Chinese 1 right arrow

This paper focuses on advanced Chinese language learning and is a continuation of Intermediate Chinese 2.

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHINE332 Advanced Chinese 2 right arrow

This paper focuses on advanced Chinese language learning and is a continuation of Advanced Chinese 1.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC301 Research Methods in International Languages and Cultures right arrow

After workshops covering intercultural contexts in research, bibliography, literature reviews, ethics, data collection and editing, students will...

15 No occurrences
INTLC303 Visual Cultures of East Asia right arrow

This paper critically examines key forms of East Asian visual culture, with a focus on film and art, and within a comparative context.

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC380 Study Abroad 1 right arrow

This paper will enable students to undertake appropriate individual study abroad programmes as part of their undergraduate degree. Each study...

15 24G (Block) & 24I (Block) & 24X (Block)
Code and paper title Points
CHINE800 Chinese MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
CHINE900 Chinese PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am