Courses for Spring 2023

  • Basic Chinese

    A year-long introduction to Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Five classroom meetings weekly. This is the second half of a year-long course. Students must have taken CHIN 0100 to receive credit for this course. The final grade for this course will become the final grade for CHIN 0100. If CHIN 0100 was taken for credit then this course must be taken for credit; if taken as an audit, this course must also be taken as an audit. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by both the academic department and the Committee on Academic Standing.
    CHIN 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
    CHIN 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
    CHIN 0200 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
    CHIN 0200 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
  • Intermediate Chinese

    An intermediate course in Standard Chinese designed to further communicative competence and to develop reading and writing skills. Five classroom meetings weekly. Prerequisite: CHIN 0300 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0400 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • Advanced Chinese for Heritage Learners

    This course is primarily designed for Chinese heritage students who have successfully completed CHIN 0350. If you have not taken CHIN0350, please contact the instructor for a proficiency evaluation. Upon completing this course, you can take CHIN 0700 or equivalent, i.e. courses that have a prerequisite of CHIN 0600. This is an advanced-level course offering comprehensive work on all four language skills, with a focus on developing your ability to use sophisticated grammatical structures, vocabulary, and improving your reading and speaking skills. Materials used in this course will include a textbook, supplementary articles, and video clips.
    CHIN 0450 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jiao
  • Advanced Modern Chinese I

    An advanced course designed to enable students to read authentic materials. Students enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; improve their narrative and descriptive abilities; and learn to express abstract ideas both orally and in writing. Five classroom meetings weekly. Prerequisite: CHIN 0500 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Su
    CHIN 0600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Su
    CHIN 0600 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Su
  • Advanced Modern Chinese II

    See Advanced Modern Chinese II (CHIN 0700) for course description. Prerequisite: CHIN 0700 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0800 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0800 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Business Chinese

    Business Chinese focuses on practical language skills that are most useful in business interactions in Chinese-speaking communities. Classroom activities are largely based on authentic documents and correspondence as well as a textbook. Through intensive practice in the listening, speaking, reading and writing of the Chinese language for business purposes, this course aims at enhancing students' linguistic knowledge in a business context. Classes are conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 0800 or instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CHIN 0911 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Stories from the Chinese Empire: Scholars, Demons and Swindlers

    This bilingual course introduces the culture and society of late imperial China by reading short stories, novels, prose essays between 1368 and 1911. To maintain students’ language skills, the lecture is primary in mandarin aided by English explanation. Students can choose to complete the assignments in either English or Chinese. The course explores the interwoven spectacular fantasy and societal reality of the imperial China. A chronological exposure to different cultural practice and social structures is organized under three rubrics, namely, scholar-official as social elite; merchants and courtesans as mobile agents; and criminals and demons as outcast.
    CHIN 1010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • Modern Chinese Literature

    Introduces students to the most representative writers in 20th century China. Emphasizes textual and historical analyses. Major issues include Westernization, nationalism, revolution, class, gender, and literary innovations. Designated primarily as a literature course, rather than language class, and conducted entirely in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 0800. Instructor permission required.
    CHIN 1040 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang