Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN Class Schedule

Courses

CHIN 201   Elementary Chinese I   credit: 5 Hours.

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese, including basic skills in speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to students with a background in Chinese language.

CHIN 203   Intermediate Chinese I   credit: 5 Hours.

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.

CHIN 204   Intermediate Chinese II   credit: 5 Hours.

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.

CHIN 221   Elementary Spoken Mandarin I   credit: 4 Hours.

For non-majors who want to develop a basic competence in spoken Mandarin Chinese. Emphasizes the development of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills with a concurrent emphasis on mastery of Pinyin phonetic orthography. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 201 or CHIN 202.

CHIN 222   Elementary Spoken Mandarin II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 221. Emphasizes development of pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar skills, with a concurrent emphasis on mastery of Pinyin phonetic orthography. Credit is not given for both this course and CHIN 201or CHIN 202. Prerequisite: CHIN 221.

CHIN 241   Chinese Reading and Writing   credit: 4 Hours.

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.

CHIN 242   Chinese Reading and Writing   credit: 4 Hours.

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.

CHIN 305   Advanced Chinese I   credit: 5 Hours.

An advanced-level course that emphasizes rapid reading, vocabulary acquisition, and newspaper reading. Prerequisite: CHIN 204 or CHIN 242.

CHIN 306   Advanced Chinese II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 305. This course fulfills the language requirement for the undergraduate major in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 305.

CHIN 407   Intro to Classical Chinese   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to the classical literary language, style, and structural patterns as reflected in the Confucian classics and other literary, philosophical, and historical texts. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.

CHIN 408   Readings in Literary Chinese   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

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.

CHIN 409   Social Science Rdgs Chinese   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

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.

CHIN 440   Fourth-Year Chinese I   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

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.

CHIN 441   Fourth-Year Chinese II   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Continuation of CHIN 440. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHIN 440 or equivalent.

CHIN 477   Chin Orth & Grm for Lng Tchg   credit: 3 Hours.

Chinese orthography and grammar for language teaching. Teaching Mandarin Chinese in an English speaking environment. Covers the Chinese writing and sound systems, vocabulary, grammar, dialects and review available teaching materials. Course meets for the first six weeks of the semester only. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: CHIN 441 or equivalent.

CHIN 490   Readings in Chinese Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

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.

CHIN 499   Study Abroad   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

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. May be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours per academic year. Prerequisite: Junior standing and a GPA of 2.5.