CHIN - Chinese
May be repeated.
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese, including basic skills in speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to students with a background in Chinese language.
First term of second year of the Chinese language, including drill for more advanced conversational fluency; introduction to a greater variety of styles and levels of discourse and usage; and increasing study of the written language and more formal grammar. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.
Continuation of CHIN 203. Concentration on ability to engage in fluent discourse, on comprehensive grammatical knowledge, and on ability to read ordinary simple text in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 203 or equivalent.
Students with a basic background in spoken Mandarin will help develop their ability to read and write Chinese characters. This course fulfills the language requirement for those programs with a two-term sequence. Successful completion of CHIN 241 and CHIN 242 fulfills the Liberal Arts and Science foreign language requirement. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 201 or CHIN 202. Prerequisite: CHIN 222, or speaking proficiency as determined by placement test.
Continuation of CHIN 241. This course fulfills the foreign language requirement for those programs with a three- or four-term requirement. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 203 or CHIN 204. Prerequisite: CHIN 241, or proficiency as determined by placement test.
Introduction to the classical literary language, style, and structural patterns as shown in well-known literary, philosophical, and historical texts. Approaching these texts through modern Chinese translation, students will not only absorb rich intellectual contents but also grasp essential differences between traditional literary Chinese and modern Chinese in various aspects, ranging from script form to vocabulary and sentence structures. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.
Readings in texts selected from the Confucian classics and other literary, philosophical, and historical texts. Attention is given to linguistic patterns and philosophical concepts and to problems of translation. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 407 or equivalent.
Reading and translation of selected Chinese texts in the social sciences with emphasis on specialized terminology and prose style. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours, or 12 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Three years of modern Chinese.
The focus of this course is on reading and discussing modern and pre-modern Chinese literary selections in Chinese. Students continue to develop dictionary, literary and writing skills begun at the advanced (305-306) levels. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 306 or equivalent.
Guided readings in Chinese literature in the vernacular with regular individual conferences and a paper. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Chinese and consent of instructor.
Lectures, seminars, and practical work in Chinese language, literature, and civilization and in other academic areas appropriate to the student's course of study. 0 to 18 undergraduate hours. 0 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours per academic year. Prerequisite: Junior standing and a GPA of 2.5.