CHIN-111
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning Chinese I
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The two beginning courses will concentrate on correct pronunciation and the four tones as well as the basic grammatical patterns.
CHIN-112
Credit Hours:
4
Beginning Chinese II
A comprehensive introductory course in modern standard Chinese through the four basic skills: aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The two beginning courses will concentrate on correct pronunciation and the four tones as well as the basic grammatical patterns.
CHIN-206
Credit Hours:
4
Dream and Fantasy in East Asian Literature
Through close analysis of some of the most important recurrent themes, this course will examine how the Chinese and Japanese literary traditions reinvent and revitalize themselves in their development. Students will also study the distinctive features of the major genres in the two traditions.
CHIN-211
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate Chinese
Development of conversational skills. Comprehensive grammar will be the core of the course, along with further development of reading ability and more extensive oral practice. Prerequisite: 112.
CHIN-212
Credit Hours:
4
Intermediate Chinese II
Further development of fluency in conversation and in reading. Emphasis on the students' ability to write Chinese characters through composition exercises. Prerequisite: 211.
CHIN-299
Credit Hours:
1-4
Intermediate Topics in Chinese
A general category used only in the evaluation of transfer credit.
CHIN-305
Credit Hours:
4
Philosophical Taoism in Chinese Literature
This course examines a special group of Chinese texts that will not only enlighten, but also delight modern readers: ancient Taoist texts written in fascinating literary style, and a variety of literary works informed with Taoist spirit. No knowledge of Chinese is required. (Normally offered in the spring)
CHIN-311
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced Chinese
This course is designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Chinese and are ready to move on from the intermediate to the advanced level. Besides the topics provided by the textbook, students will also work on conversation topics drawn from newspaper articles and other media sources on social-cultural issues in China. By the end of the semester, students should be able to comprehend Chinese used in various contexts, to write short essays, and to discuss subject-oriented issues. Prerequisite: Chinese 212 or equivalent.
CHIN-312
Credit Hours:
4
Advanced Chinese
This course further develops students' basic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in mandarin Chinese. The emphasis is placed on vocabulary building and extended mastery of sentence structures of Modern Chinese through reading, writing, and related communicative activities. Prerequisite: Chinese 311 or equivalent.
CHIN-340
Credit Hours:
4
Chinese Cinema in English: A Cultural and Literary Study
With the aid of modern critical theories, students will study the most representative works of Chinese cinema since the mid-1980s. By analyzing the origins, themes and styles of the films, students can hope to have a better understanding of the main cultural and literary trends in contemporary China and of modern Chinese society in general. The course will be conducted in English.
CHIN-361
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
Readings in Chinese texts.
CHIN-362
Credit Hours:
1-4
Directed Study
Readings in Chinese texts.
CHIN-363
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study
CHIN-364
Credit Hours:
1-4
Independent Study