Chinese Studies Courses

Chinese Studies Program

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  • 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

    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 302 Advanced Intermediate Chinese II

    Units: 1

    Description
    Continuation of CHIN 301. Social subject matters such as urbanization, aging and wellness, gender equality, environmental protection, and finance using complex grammatical patterns and expressions.

     

    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: 0.5-1

    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: 0.25

    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 Topics in 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

  • 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

    One 300-level course in Chinese or permission of instructor.

  • CHIN 495 Independent Study

    Units: 0.5-1

    Description
    Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.
  • CHIN 497 Selected Topics in Chinese

    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.