Chinese Course Descriptions

CHIN-101 Intro to Chinese Language & Culture

The beginning course is intended to give training in the basic listening and reading of Chinese (Mandarin). Introduction of Chinese characters and presentation of the cultural behaviors that influence language usage. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CHIN-102 Intro to Chinese Language & Culture

A continuation of CHIN 101 intended to give training in the basic listening and reading of Chinese (Mandarin). Introduction of Chinese characters and presentation of the cultural behaviors that influence language usage. Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or placement. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CHIN-195 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

CHIN-201 Intermediate Chinese

The intermediate course is intended for expansion of conversational skills, reading practice, and grammatical constructions. Development of writing skills. Emphasis on effective spoken communication and reading practice. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or placement. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CHIN-202 Intermediate Chinese

A continuation of CHIN 201 - intended for expansion of conversational skills, reading practice, and grammatical constructions. Development of writing skills. Emphasis on effective spoken communication and reading practice. Prerequisite: CHIN 201 or placement. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CHIN-255 Special Topics

See department for course description.
Credits: 1.00

CHIN-275 Internship

See department for details. Internship contract required.
Credits: 1.00

CHIN-295 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

CHIN-301 Communicating in Chinese

Development of communicative competence in Chinese with emphasis on conversational skill. Application of cultural awareness in various communication situations. Taught in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or placement. Offered intermittently. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CHIN-305 Chinese Reading and Writing

Study of Chinese writing and the enhancement of reading skills. Acquisition of more vocabulary to facilitate Chinese reading and writing. Cultural and social influences on expressions and styles will be discussed. Taught in Chinese. Offered intermittently. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or placement. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

CHIN-395 Independent Study

See department for details. Independent study contract required.
Credits: 1.00

CHIN-401 Selected Chinese Short Stories

This course will focus on selected topics in contemporary Chinese short stories, which include such themes as nature and humans, life and death, love and loyalty, family and friends, and self and public. Students will understand Chinese values, beliefs, and norms through extensive analysis of these topics. The course also provides the opportunity to enhance Chinese reading skills by studying various styles of the stories. Taught in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 301 and CHIN 305. Counts toward core requirement: Humanities. Offered intermittently. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00