Chinese (CHIN)


CHIN 10103. Elementary Chinese I. 3 Hours.

Elementary Chinese. (Typically offered: Fall)

CHIN 10203. Elementary Chinese II. 3 Hours.

Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, Aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. (Typically offered: Spring)

CHIN 20103. Intermediate Chinese I. 3 Hours.

Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. (Typically offered: Fall)

CHIN 20203. Intermediate Chinese II. 3 Hours.

Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. (Typically offered: Spring)

CHIN 30003. Advanced Chinese. 3 Hours.

Continues to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and presents more complex forms and structures of the language as well as additional characters. Prerequisite: CHIN 20203 (Typically offered: Fall)

CHIN 30303. Conversation. 3 Hours.

Guided conversation practice for the post-intermediate student. Prerequisite: CHIN 20203 or equivalent. (Typically offered: Spring)

CHIN 31003. Chinese Culture through Film. 3 Hours.

This course explores Chinese culture through the lens of Chinese films. The course is designed to give students insights into Chinese culture by experiencing it through carefully selected Chinese films and thoughtful discussions. Through the film screenings, lectures, readings, discussions, and cultural reflections, students will learn about important dimensions of Chinese culture, especially regarding Chinese history, contemporary society, communication, education, romance, family, spiritual concepts, aesthetics, lifestyle, customs, and values. The course is taught in English; no knowledge of the Chinese language is required. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CHIN 39803. Special Studies. 3 Hours.

May be offered in subject not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CHIN 43103. Culture and Society in China. 3 Hours.

Social, communicative, technological, and business contexts of contemporary Chinese culture and society, as well as implications for global citizens. Taught in English. No knowledge of the Chinese language required. (Typically offered: Irregular)

CHIN 43303. Business Chinese Language in Speaking and Writing. 3 Hours.

Introduction of Chinese vocabulary, formats, and expressions in business environments, such as company structures, management, banking and accounting, as well as how to read and write contracts, letters, and other business documents. Prerequisite: CHIN 30003 or equivalent Chinese proficiency. (Typically offered: Irregular)