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Chinese Studies
 Chinese Studies


Chinese is a fascinating modern language with a rich cultural heritage and an increasingly important language in global business. At UNSW, Chinese Studies encompasses the study of Chinese language and communication as well as culture and civilisation, including Chinese history, politics and philosophy. A background in Chinese Studies is useful in many areas of professional specialisation, from commerce and the business sector to tourism, the media and the public service sector.

At UNSW, Chinese language may be studied at Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels, depending on a student's knowledge of Chinese characters and spoken language. Chinese is also offered at a Professional Studies level, for students with sufficient language proficiency who have a High School education in Chinese language undertaken in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan.

Studying Chinese at UNSW

Chinese Studies is offered as an undergraduate major in many degree programs within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and in other degree programs. Please refer to the table below.

Advanced Chinese Studies can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Plan
3400 Arts Major CHINB13400
3402 Media and Communications Major CHINB13402
3403 Arts Minor
3408 Arts (Dance) Education Minor CHINB23408
3417 Languages Major CHINB13417
3427 Music/Arts Major CHIND13427
3428 Media (Media Production) Minor CHINB23428
3429 Media (Comms & Journalism) Minor CHINB23429
3433 Media (Screen & Sound) Minor CHINB23433
3434 Media (PR and Advertising) Minor CHINB23434
3502 Commerce Double Major CHINBD3502
3521 Commerce/Economics Double Major CHINBD3521
3525 Commerce/Arts Minor
3526 Economics/Arts Minor
3538 Commerce (International) Major CHINB13538
3539 Commerce (Liberal Studies) Major CHIND13539
3543 Economics Double Major CHINBD3543
3571 Services Marketing Double Major CHINBD3571
3703 Engineering / Arts Major CHIND13703
3841 Arts/Medicine Major CHIND13841
3930 Science/Arts Major CHIND13930
3931 Advanced Science/Arts Major CHIND13931
3933 Advanced Mathematics/Arts Major CHIND13933
3970 Science Minor CHINB23970
4035 Social Work/Arts Major CHIND14035
4055 Arts/Education (Secondary) Minor
4760 Arts / Law Major CHIND14760
4806 Art Theory/Arts Major CHIND14806
4812 Fine Arts/Arts Major CHIND14812

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Chinese Studies can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Plan
3400 Arts Major
3402 Media and Communications Major CHINA13402
3403 Arts Minor
3408 Arts (Dance) Education Minor CHINA23408
3417 Languages Major CHINA13417
3427 Music/Arts Major CHINC13427
3428 Media (Media Production) Minor CHINA23428
3429 Media (Comms & Journalism) Minor CHINA23429
3433 Media (Screen & Sound) Minor CHINA23433
3434 Media (PR and Advertising) Minor CHINA23434
3502 Commerce Double Major CHINAD3502
3521 Commerce/Economics Double Major CHINAD3521
3525 Commerce/Arts Minor
3526 Economics/Arts Minor
3538 Commerce (International) Major CHINA13538
3539 Commerce (Liberal Studies) Major CHINC13539
3543 Economics Double Major CHINAD3543
3571 Services Marketing Double Major CHINAD3571
3703 Engineering / Arts Major CHINC13703
3841 Arts/Medicine Major CHINC13841
3930 Science/Arts Major CHINC13930
3931 Advanced Science/Arts Major CHINC13931
3933 Advanced Mathematics/Arts Major CHINC13933
3970 Science Minor CHINA23970
4035 Social Work/Arts Major CHINC14035
4055 Arts/Education (Secondary) Minor
4760 Arts / Law Major CHINC14760
4806 Art Theory/Arts Major CHINC14806
4812 Fine Arts/Arts Major CHINC14812

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