Chinese Studies students will develop proficiency in Mandarin, explore China’s ancient history and culture, and consider the challenges that China presents to Australia’s long-term security and trade outlook, along with our commitment to democracy, freedom, and human rights. The political, economic, and social influence of China on world affairs provides an opportunity for graduates with cultural and language capabilities who are seeking employment in the public or private sectors. 

Sheridan's Chinese Studies major may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis and is open to both domestic and international students.

Indicative Course Plan (Full-time student)

Year 1 Semester 1
CN101 Beginner Chinese 1
HU140 Creative Thinking
RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 1 Semester 2
CN102 Beginner Chinese 2
CS100 Introduction to Christianity
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 1
CN201 Intermediate Chinese 1
CS200 Survey of the Bible
+1 Chinese Studies Elective
+1 Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 2
CN202 Intermediate Chinese 2
HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics
RS292 Research Methods
+1 Chinese Studies Elective

Year 3 Semester 1
CN301 Advanced Chinese 1
CS300 Christianity as a Worldview
RS394 Research Project
+1 Chinese Studies Elective

Year 3 Semester 2
CN302 Advanced Chinese 2
+1 Chinese Studies Elective
+1 Minor / General Elective
+1 Minor / General Elective

List of available units in the Chinese Studies major

Chinese Studies core units (choose 6 units)

  • CN101 Beginner Chinese 1 (for students who have not taken ATAR Chinese)
  • CN102 Beginner Chinese 2 (for students who have not taken ATAR Chinese)
  • CN201 Intermediate Chinese 1
  • CN202 Intermediate Chinese 2
  • CN301 Advanced Chinese 1
  • CN302 Advanced Chinese 2
  • CN311 Advanced Chinese 3 (for students who have taken ATAR Chinese)
  • CN312 Advanced Chinese 4 (for students who have taken ATAR Chinese)

Chinese Studies electives (choose 4 units)

  • CN330 Advanced Chinese: Teaching and Pedagogy
  • CN332 Advanced Chinese: Translation
  • LT233 Lu Xun and Modern Chinese Literature of the May 4th Era
  • LT331 A Hundred Schools of Thought: The "Golden Age" of Chinese Philosophy

Common Arts Core units (2 units)

  • HU140 Creative Thinking
  • HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics

Common Christian Studies Core units (3 units)

  • CS100 Introduction to Christianity
  • CS200 Survey of the Bible
  • CS300 Christianity as a Worldview

Common Research Core units (3 units)

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS394 Research Project

General electives (choose 6 electives)

  • 6 units chosen from any academic discipline