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CHIN 1001 Elementary Chinese (4 credits)
Part one of an introductory three-quarter sequence of courses in standard (Mandarin) modern Chinese, aimed at building a solid foundation in all aspects: pronunciation (especially tones), basic grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing in characters.
CHIN 1002 Elementary Chinese (4 credits)
Part two of an introductory three-quarter sequence of courses in standard (Mandarin) modern Chinese, aimed at building a solid foundation in all aspects: pronunciation (especially tones), basic grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing in characters.
CHIN 1003 Elementary Chinese (4 credits)
Part three of an introductory three-quarter sequence of courses in standard (Mandarin) modern Chinese, aimed at building a solid foundation in all aspects: pronunciation (especially tones), basic grammar, syntax, vocabulary and writing in characters.
CHIN 1416 Chinese Civilization (4 credits)
Survey of the civilization of pre-modern China, from the late Neolithic Age to the establishment of the first Republic in 1911.
CHIN 2001 Intermediate Chinese (4 credits)
A three quarter sequence of courses continues to build students? basic skills and to advance them to intermediate level proficiency. Prerequisite: CHIN 1003, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 2002 Intermediate Chinese (4 credits)
A three quarter sequence of courses continues to build students? basic skills and to advance them to intermediate level proficiency. Prerequisite: CHIN 2001, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 2003 Intermediate Chinese (4 credits)
A three quarter sequence of courses continues to build students? basic skills and to advance them to intermediate level proficiency. Prerequisite: CHIN 2002, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 2100 Conversation and Composition (4 credits)
This single quarter course is particularly designed to develop further students? speaking and writing skills. Prerequisite: CHIN 2003, equivalent or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3101 Conversation & Composition II (4 credits)
This single quarter course is particularly designed to develop further students? speaking and writing skills. Prerequisite: CHIN 2003, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3102 Advanced Conversation & Comp (4 credits)
This course aims to develop all skills to high levels of proficiency. Emphasis is placed on speaking and writing. Greater facility in writing Chinese characters and competence in composing simple essays is expected. Prerequisite: CHIN 3101, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3300 Chinese Society in Transition (4 credits)
Through studying selected texts and focusing on topics about various aspects of Chinese society in transition, this class aims at strengthening and further developing students? overall skills, in particular, skills of reading comprehension, presenting information and one?s opinions, and debating with other people. Prerequisite: CHIN 3102, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3400 Chinese Cinema and Society (4 credits)
This advanced class is designed to strengthen and to develop further students? overall Chinese proficiency and in-depth understanding of the contemporary societies of greater China, including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, by means of studying the representative Chinese language films produced in these three areas. Prerequisite: CHIN 2003, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3500 Chinese Literature (4 credits)
This course requires students to read closely and examine critically the many sophisticated and subtle cultural, historical and linguistic aspects of the selected literary works of various genres in modern Chinese literature. Prerequisite: CHIN 3400, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3601 Business Chinese I (4 credits)
Advanced reading course designated for students who have an advanced level of Chinese language proficiency or who are in their fourth year of a Chinese language curriculum either at the undergraduate or graduate level. Prerequisite: CHIN 3300, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3700 Topics: Chinese Cultural Studs (4 credits)
Advanced studies of selected topics on Chinese cultural studies. Prerequisite: CHIN 3300, equivalent, or instructor approval.