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Courses

Chinese Courses

Note: Not all courses are offered every semester. Interested students should obtain a list of current offerings with descriptions from the departmental webpage prior to registration each semester.

 

101-102 First-Year Chinese (5-5) (F; Sp)

CHI101 prerequisite: none

CHI102 prerequisite: CHI101

Basic language skills in speaking, reading, and writing of modern Chinese. Fluency in speaking and reading strongly emphasized. Offered for students who do not know Chinese. Not open to native speakers. (LECTURE)

 

110 Basic Business Chinese (5) (F)

Basic language skills in speaking, reading, and writing of modern Chinese as well as business etiquette in China. Fluency in speaking and reading strongly emphasized.  Offered for students who do not know Chinese, including non-matriculated students. Not open to native speakers. (LECTURE)

 

104 Transitional First-Year Chinese (5) (Sp)

Designed for students who speak but cannot read or write Chinese. The only prerequisite is oral fluency in Chinese. Students taking this course are not permitted to enroll in CHI101, CHI102, and vice versa. (LECTURE)

Course syllabi, Fall 2002

 

201-202 Second-Year Chinese (3-3) (F; Sp)

CHI201 prerequisite: CHI102 or equivalent, or permission by instructor

CHI202 prerequisite: CHI201 or equivalent, or permission by instructor

Sequel to CHI102. Reading and writing substantially accelerated, oral practice based on reading materials. (LECTURE)

 

280 Survey of Chinese Culture (3) (Sp)

Surveys major cultural and traditional elements that have influenced various aspects of Chinese life. Some of the topics to be covered in this course include classical Chinese philosophical ideals, religion, women, family, education, Chinese language and symbolic reference, and literature and art. The course is taught in English; no knowledge of Chinese language is required. (LECTURE)

 

301-302 Third-Year Chinese (3-3) (F; Sp)

CHI301 prerequisite: CHI202 or equivalent, or permission by instructor

CHI302 prerequisite: CHI301 or equivalent, or permission by instructor

Readings and discussions (written and oral) of works on contemporary cultural and social life in the vernacular. (LECTURE)

 

341-342 Literary Chinese I-II (3-3) (F; Sp)

CHI341 prerequisite: CHI202 or equivalent

CHI342 prerequisite: CHI341 or equivalent

A reading course on historical, philosophical, and literary works in the literary language of Wenyan by leading men of letters in classical China. (LECTURE)

 

371-372 Business Chinese (3-3)

CHI371 prerequisite: CHI202 or equivalent

CHI372 prerequisite: CHI371 or equivalent

Reading and conversation on business topics based on original materials on China’s business and trade organizations, regulations, and practices. (LECTURE)

 

401-402 Readings on Chinese Culture and Customs (3-3)

CHI401 prerequisite: CHI302 or equivalent

CHI402 prerequisite: CHI401 or equivalent

An advanced vernacular Chinese (baihua) language course with readings on the daily life and customs in China today. In learning the language, the student learns how a Chinese person would behave, think, and talk in various situations, and studies and discusses the differences between Chinese and American social customs and behaviors (all in Chinese, of course). This is an informative course for a student whose future career may require close contact and association with China. (LECTURE)

 

490 Directed Readings in Chinese (var)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor

Readings tailored to individual needs and interests of students of advanced standing. (TUTORIAL)