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Chinese Courses

For help in planning your Chinese Studies coursework, please consult Dr. Yvonne Howell, chair of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Courses
CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to standard Mandarin in cultural context; development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to standard Mandarin in cultural context; development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Prerequisites
CHIN 101.

CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese
Units: 1
Description
Reinforcement and expansion of skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Appreciation of Chinese culture.
Prerequisites
CHIN 102.

CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese
Units: 1
Fulfills General Education Requirement COM2
Description
Reinforcement and expansion of skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Appreciation of Chinese culture.
Prerequisites
CHIN 201.

CHIN 301 Advanced Intermediate Chinese
Units: 1
Description
A continuation of Chinese 202. Focuses on the further development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisites
CHIN 202.

CHIN 315 Myths and Parables in Chinese Literature and Film
Units: 1
Description
Advanced intermediate language course. Integrates language with pre-modern Chinese culture and philosophy by introducing students to Chinese myths, parables, and popular beliefs. Through close reading of selected tales written entirely in Chinese, introduces the core of Chinese thought: Confucianism (yujia), Taoism (daojia), and Buddhism (fojia). Viewing of modern and contemporary film adaptations of supernatural tales such as animation films that are based on the novel Journey to the West. Taught in Chinese. All films are subtitled in Chinese and English.
Prerequisites
CHIN 301.

CHIN 388 Individual Internship
Units: .5-1
Description
Internship experiences outside of the department in fields related to Chinese studies. No more than 1.5 units of internship in any one department and 3.5 units of internship overall may be counted toward required degree units.
Prerequisites
Permission of department.

CHIN 389 Practice Assistantship
Units: .25
Description
Students lead practice sessions associated with the elementary and intermediate language sequence in Chinese. The practice assistantship does not count as credit toward the major or minor. Up to one unit can be applied toward graduation credit.
Prerequisites
Permission of department.

CHIN 401 Topics in Advanced Chinese I
Units: 1
Description
Exploration of themes and issues in contemporary Chinese culture including social issues, popular culture, traditions, politics, and history providing a range of views across culture boundaries.
Prerequisites
One 300-level course in Chinese or permission of instructor

CHIN 402 Advanced Chinese II
Units: 1
Description
Further refines Chinese syntax and develops academic writing skills sufficient to complete a research project in Chinese.
Prerequisites
CHIN 401 or permission of instructor

CHIN 406 Summer Undergraduate Research
Units: 0
Description
Documentation of the work of students who receive summer fellowships to conduct research [or produce a creative arts project] in the summer. The work must take place over a minimum of 8 weeks, the student must engage in the project full-time (at least 40 hours per week) during this period, and the student must be the recipient of a fellowship through the university. Graded S/U.
Prerequisites
Approval for summer Arts and Sciences fellowship by faculty mentor

CHIN 410 Business Chinese
Units: 1
Description
Designed for students who are interested in learning business Chinese. Focusing on topics of international business and foreign trade, the course offers advanced training in vocabulary, grammar, and rhetoric. The aim is to equip students with necessary language skills to function in the business world related to China.
Prerequisites
CHIN 402 or permission of instructor.

CHIN 495 Independent Study
Units: .5-1
Description
Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.
Prerequisites
Permission of instructor.

CHIN 497 Selected Topics
Units: 1
Description
Special interest topics offered at department's discretion. Recent topics include contemporary readings in culture, literature and history; and romance.
Prerequisites
CHIN 301 or permission of instructor.