BA Asia Pacific Studies and Chinese
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year, students should:- be familiar with standard Chinese (Mandarin) pronunciation and tones;- be able to recognise and write approximately 1000 words, and to read short Chinese texts;- be able to understand the essential features of Chinese sentence structure (subject-predicate; attributive; interrogatives, complements, particles, aspects, comparisons etc.);- be able to translate sentences and short texts from Chinese into English and vice versa;- be able to type Chinese characters on a computer and master basic Chinese IT skills;- be able to respond to aural comprehension questions;- be able to conduct simple Chinese dialogues;- be able to demonstrate a sound basic familiarity with Asia Pacific history, politics, economy, culture, society, geography and development, together with the place of Chinese history, traditional culture, and modern Chinese society within this context;- be able to demonstrate a sound familiarity with the basic concepts and information, and the practical, technical and intellectual approaches in at least two academic disciplines;- be able to demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with these disciplines;- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;- be able to present structured and coherent arguments;- be able to communicate the results of their work;- be able to engage in meaningful discussion with peers and tutors within a virtual learning environment;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.