Courses for Fall 2018

  • Basic Chinese

    A year-long introduction to Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Five classroom meetings weekly. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade submitted at the end of course work in CHIN 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters.
    CHIN 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
    CHIN 0100 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • 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 0200 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
    CHIN 0300 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Huang Hsieh
  • Elementary to Intermediate Chinese for Advanced Beginners

    This course is designed to enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for Chinese heritage students who have some prior knowledge of Chinese. Five classroom meetings weekly. Placement interview required.
    CHIN 0350 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Chen
  • 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 0250 or CHIN 0400 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0500 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    CHIN 0500 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
  • Advanced Modern Chinese II

    This course is designed to enhance the Chinese proficiency of those who have taken Advanced Modern Chinese I (CHIN 0600) or the equivalent. All four language skills are emphasized through selected authentic materials. At the end of the year, students should be able to express their ideas with sophistication and nuance. Drills on complex sentence patterns will be conducted when necessary. Prerequisite: CHIN 0600 or permission of instructor.
    CHIN 0700 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
  • Introduction to Modern Chinese Prose

    Students will pursue their ability to appreciate and use various Chinese writing styles by reading and analyzing modern Chinese prose classics. Classes include lecture, discussion and group or individual presentations. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with the development of modern Chinese prose, understand the language and meaning of each text, be comfortable with different writing styles and techniques, and have a deeper understanding of Chinese thought, society, and culture via the writers and their masterpieces. Conducted in Mandarin Chinese; designed for students with advanced language skills. Prerequisites: CHIN 0800 or the equivalent.
  • Chinese Language in the Big Screen

    This course is designed for advanced Chinese language students who have completed CHIN 0600 or equivalent. You will gain language and culture proficiency through studying different genres of movies that reflect Chinese history, social issues and Chinese people’s values. The primary objective of this course is to further develop your language proficiency in meaningful and entertaining contexts. By conducting research into the films, creating video summary, and sharing your work with your fellow students, you will build up your interpretive and presentational skills. In place of a final written exam, you will be asked to produce a mini-film.
    CHIN 0920G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
  • 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
  • Independent Study

    Reading materials for research in Chinese. Sections numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    CHIN 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hu
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Wang
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    CHIN 1910 S05
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research