Course Descriptions - Chinese

CHIN 1060 Introduction to Chinese Culture and Language (3)
Overview of Chinese culture and traditions. Fundamentals of elementary conversational Chinese, with emphasis on 200 Mandarin constructions. Not open to native Chinese speakers of Mandarin.
Prerequisites: None.

CHIN 1101 Basic Chinese I (3)


CHIN 1102 Basic Chinese II (3)
Introduction to the Chinese Mandarin language, focusing on the nature between language and Chinese culture. Emphasis on developing grammatical competence and communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese. Not open to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. Six credits must be successfully completed to fulfill the three credit hours for General Education Disciplinary Requirement. Lab required.
Prerequisite: 0-2 yrs high school Chinese equivalent and permission of instructor. Not open to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese

CHIN 2101 Intermediate Chinese I (3)

CHIN 2102 Intermediate Chinese II (3)
Continuation of Basic Mandarin Chinese , focusing on the relation between language and culture. Development of grammatical competence and communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six credits must be successfully completed to fulfill the three credit hours for General Education Disciplinary Requirement. Lab required.
Prerequisite: 1 yr college Chinese or equivalent and permission of instructor.

CHIN 3101 Advanced Chinese I (3)

CHIN 3102 Advanced Chinese II (3)
Continuation of Intermediate Mandarin Chinese, focusing on the relation between language and culture. Development of grammatical competence and communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six credits must be successfully completed to fulfill the three credit hours for General Education Disciplinary
Prerequisite: 2 yr college Chinese or equivalent and permission of instructor.

CHIN 3110 Business Chinese (3)
For students interested in business studies concerning China. Systematic descriptions of Chinese language used in business discourse, its vocabulary, syntactic structures and pragmatic usages. Students will gain business related social-cultural awareness.
Prerequisites: Two years of Chinese at college level

CHINESE COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH


AS 3216 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3)
A general survey of Chinese civilization, from antiquity to the present, with an examination of traditional Chinese society and thought from ancient times through imperial China, with an emphasis on the establishment of the empire, the flowering of Chinese culture, and the rich array of intellectual and social development that occurred during the middle and later empires, ending with the exploration of modern Chinese civilization after 1911.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate status or permission of instructor

AS 3551 Chinese Literature in Translation I (3)
Broad overview of the literature and civilization of traditional China. Introduction to major works by Chinese writers and of the Chinese cultural context. Understanding of literary theory in general. Knowledge of Chinese not required.
Prerequisite: None

AS 3552 Chinese Literature in Translation II (3)
Introduction to the history, themes and forms of Chinese literature from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth century. Inclusion of the most representative works and a number of different ways to approach literary texts critically. Knowledge of Chinese is not required.
Prerequisite: None

AS 3556 Chinese Popular Culture and Films (3)
Broad overview of the development of cinema from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Introduction to major works by Chinese directors and the Chinese cultural context. Knowledge of Chinese not required.
Prerequisites: None

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