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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Language and Culture
This course is designed for advanced learners of Chinese to enhance their language proficiency, as well as to grasp essential skills to observe and appreciate Chinese culture from the perspective of language, especially through Chinese radicals, idioms, proverbs, taboos, verses, vernacular language and internet language. The teaching methods in this course include lecture, case studies, and heuristic approach etc. After taking this course, students are expected to have much deeper understanding of Chinese language and culture and be able to use the language in a near native and artistic way.