China Studies in English Publicity Slides 2006

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Publicity Slides for CHINA STUDIES IN ENGLISH HIGHER 1 (SYLLABUS 8817)

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China Studies in English Publicity Slides 2006

  1. 2. A 5000 Year-old Civilisation
  2. 3. Descendants of the Dragon
  3. 4. The Middle Kingdom
  4. 5. The Red Dynasty
  5. 6. What shapes Chinese culture and society today?
  6. 7. Is China shaped by its geography? Or …
  7. 8. How do the Chinese leaders rule a population of 1.3 billion?
  8. 9. One Country, Two Systems?
  9. 10. What are the challenges of governing China?
  10. 11. What influences cross-strait relations?
  11. 12. How sustainable is China’s economic development?
  12. 13. What does a rising China mean to the world?
  13. 14. We explore these issues in …
  14. 15. China Studies in English H1 & H2
  15. 16. An interdisciplinary subject … focuses on … Geopolitical Economic … aspects of China since 1978 Socio-cultural
  16. 17. What can China Studies OFFER me?
  17. 18. China Studies enables you to … G ain a broad exposure to key issues related to the development of contemporary China Deepen your understanding of the Chinese, their culture and ways of thinking Develop an awareness and appreciation of diversity among the people and regions of China Appreciate the geopolitical and economic implications of China’s rise as a regional and global player Develop an understanding of the social and environmental implications of China’s development Develop skills in evaluating diverse perspectives on China and arrive at an informed judgment of issues Develop independent study skills in order to pursue a topic of interest related to China (applicable to H2 China Study only)
  18. 19. So what would you be doing during China Studies lessons?
  19. 20. China Studies lessons will be DIFFERENT . HOW? <ul><li>You will be ASKING QUESTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>You will be DEBATING and CONSTRUCTING ARGUMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>You will be EVALUATING different sources such as films </li></ul><ul><li>You will be ASSUMING ROLES and MAKING DECISIONS </li></ul>
  20. 21. What is the examination format like? <ul><li>CASE STUDY: </li></ul><ul><li>An issue that contains a number of sources and requires you to: </li></ul><ul><li>interpret, analyse and evaluate the given material </li></ul><ul><li>make postulation on outcomes and developments based on the given information </li></ul><ul><li>ESSAYS: </li></ul><ul><li>Questions that require you to: </li></ul><ul><li>interpret and evaluate different points of view </li></ul><ul><li>present thoughtful and analytical arguments </li></ul>For H1 & H2 China Studies
  21. 22. In addition, for students offering H2 China Studies <ul><li>Independent Research Essay related to China’s development </li></ul><ul><li>Length: 2000 to 2500 words </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 6 months </li></ul>
  22. 23. How is China Studies useful to my university education?
  23. 24. By studying China Studies, you will learn to: <ul><li>Use information effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh different factors carefully before taking a stand </li></ul><ul><li>Be analytical and critical </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate persuasively and clearly </li></ul>
  24. 25. So are you beginning to feel this subject is for YOU?
  25. 26. The Exploration Begins…

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