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Courses Offered
Chinese Language

A list of regularly offered courses follows. The indication of when a course will be offered is based on the best projection of the home department and can be subject to change.

Please note the key for the following abbreviations: (A) Arts; (H) Humanities; (S) Social Sciences; (N) Natural Sciences with Laboratory; (LS) Language Studies requirement; (NSP) Natural Science in Perspective; (NW) Non-Western Cultures requirement.

 

101. Elementary Chinese I. (NW, for those entering Fall 2013 and earlier)

Introduction to contemporary Mandarin within its cultural context. Developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. For students with no previous training in the language. Offered every Fall.                                       Yao

102. Elementary Chinese II. (NW, for those entering Fall 2013 and earlier)

Continued development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Mandarin in a cultural context. Prerequisite: CHN 101 or permission of the instructor. Offered every Spring.                                                         Yao

201. Intermediate Chinese I. (NW) (LS)

Continued development of contemporary Mandarin listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a cultural context, including continued practice in reading and writing characters. Prerequisite: CHN 102 or permission of instructor. Offered every Fall. Shao

202. Intermediate Chinese II. (H) (NW) (LS)

Continued development of contemporary Mandarin listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a cultural context, including continued practice in reading and writing characters. Prerequisite: CHN 201 or permission of instructor. Offered every Spring.            Shao

301. Upper Intermediate Chinese I. (H) (NW) (LS)

This course is for students with at least two years of prior classroom experience in Chinese. It is designed to further develop students’ overall Chinese proficiency and expand their knowledge of Chinese culture through reading and discussing culturally relevant newspaper and magazine articles about current affairs in China. Development of spoken and writing skills will be further reinforced through oral presentations and essay writing. Prerequisite: CHN 202.                                              Shao

302. Upper Intermediate Chinese II. (H) (NW) (LS)

This course is a continuation of CHN 301 which is designed to further develop students’ overall Chinese proficiency through reading and discussing culturally relevant newspaper and magazine articles about current affairs. Development of reading and writing skills will be further reinforced through oral presentations and essay writing. Prerequisite: CHN 301 or permission of instructor.                                                                                                                                                                            Yao

TOPICS COURSES EXPECTED TO BE OFFERED IN 2014 – 2015

Chinese Conversation Through Film.

The Mystery of Chinese Characters.