Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 15101     ELEMENTARY CHINESE I      4 Credit Hours

An introduction to Mandarin Chinese in the context of modern Chinese-speaking cultures.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Foreign Language

CHIN 15102     ELEMENTARY CHINESE II      4 Credit Hours

A continuation of the introduction to Mandarin Chinese in the context of modern Chinese-speaking cultures.

Prerequisite: CHIN 15101.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 25201     INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I      4 Credit Hours

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using a variety of cultural materials.

Prerequisite: CHIN 15102.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 25202     INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II      4 Credit Hours

Continuation of CHIN 25201.

Prerequisite: CHIN 25201.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Foreign Language

CHIN 25421     CHINESE CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

This course will guide students to explore the foundations of Chinese civilization and the dimensions of Chinese culture. The course will focus on providing students with a deeper knowledge of Chinese culture and better understanding of contemporary China. This course is a basic introduction to Chinese culture. It does not presume prior knowledge of China or the Chinese language. This course is taught in English and is open to students in any program.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 30095     SPECIAL TOPICS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Topic to be announced in schedule of classes.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 35211     INTENSIVE CHINESE CONVERSATION      3 Credit Hours

This course increases students’ knowledge of Chinese vocabulary and sentence structure; emphasis will be on developing fluency and oral proficiency in Chinese.

Prerequisite: CHIN 25202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 35221     CHINESE IN THE REAL WORLD      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on how the Chinese language varies by social and cultural contexts. The instructor will utilize different socially and culturally relevant topics to help students master the structures, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions commonly used in formal and informal situations. Students will be systematically exposed to the distinguishing features of written and spoken Chinese in terms of language form, function, and communication.

Prerequisite: CHIN 25202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 45096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours) Individual study supervised by a faculty member on an approved topic dealing with Chinese language and-or culture.

Prerequisite: CHIN 25201.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHIN 45302     BUSINESS CHINESE      3 Credit Hours

Study of the business protocol, language functions, texts and vocabulary associated with travel and business in the Chinese-speaking world.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 45322     CHINESE FICTION      3 Credit Hours

This course emphasizes speaking and reading skills in Chinese through selected stories and anecdotes including sayings from classical philosophers, folk tales, legends, and great works of literature.

Prerequisite: CHIN 25202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHIN 45323     CHINESE COMPOSITION      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on studying modern and classical forms of Chinese literature written by acknowledged masters. Through studying these works, students improve their understanding of Chinese literature, open avenues of thought, broaden their vocabulary, master basic rules and techniques of writing, and develop the ability to write with eloquence and skill.

Prerequisite: CHIN 25202.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter