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Chinese Courses

CHIN 100 - Mandarin Chinese I (3)

Introduction to the study of Mandarin Chinese and to the development of basic oral and written skills for those with no background in Mandarin. Students will study phonetics, vocabulary, syntax, grammar and culture.

CHIN 101 - Mandarin Chinese II (3)

Continues to build on all four language skills acquired in CHIN 100. Prerequisite: CHIN 100 or equivalent.

CHIN 111 - STT - Introduction to Mandarin Chinese and Society I (3)

Designed for students with no experience and knowledge in Mandarin Chinese. Emphasizes functional and life-skill based language in situational contexts. Introduces current expressions, idioms, and ways of living of the young generation, and provides a broad and comprehensive overview of the sociocultural environment of contemporary Chinese society. Pass/Fail.

CHIN 151 - Spoken Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects I (3)

Designed for speakers of a Chinese dialect other than Mandarin, e.g., Cantonese. Learners will come to the course with no ability in spoken Mandarin, but some command of Chinese reading and writing. By the end of CHIN 151, students will be able to use spoken Mandarin at a basic level. Prerequisite: No knowledge of spoken Mandarin; placement interview. Students with credit for CHIN 151 may not take this course for further credit.

CHIN 152 - Spoken Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects II (3)

Designed for speakers of a Chinese dialect other than Mandarin, e.g., Cantonese. Learners will come to the course with novice level proficiency in spoken Mandarin and a good command of Chinese reading and writing. By the end of CHIN 152, students will have improved their pronunciation and aural comprehension of spoken Mandarin and have enhanced their conversational skills. Prerequisite: CHIN 151 or equivalent.

CHIN 153 - Spoken Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Dialects III (3)

A continuation of CHIN152. Designed for speakers of a Chinese dialect other than Mandarin, e.g., Cantonese. Further develops learners' oral skills in paragraph length discourses on a variety of social, academic and business-related topics and terminology through class discussions and presentations. Prerequisite: CHIN 152 or equivalent.

CHIN 180 - Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners I (3)

An intensive introductory course for non-heritage students. Students are expected to master Mandarin Chinese pronunciation and acquaintance with simplified Chinese characters. Basic grammar, everyday conversation topics and Chinese communication style are introduced. Students with credit for CHIN 100 may not take this course for further credit.

CHIN 181 - Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners II (3)

Acontinuation of CHIN 180. Students continue to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese at a good pace. Lessons also include on-line listening and writing exercises. Prerequisite: CHIN 180, CHIN 100 or equivalent. Students with credit for CHIN 101 may not take this course for further credit.

CHIN 182 - Mandarin Chinese Conversation (3)

Conversational Mandarin for non-heritage students who have completed their 100-level comprehensive Chinese courses. Development of oral-aural competencies in Mandarin Chinese through various speaking exercises. Enhanced training in vocabulary and constructions. Prerequisite: CHIN 181 or CHIN 101 or equivalent.

CHIN 190 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese I (3)

An introductory course for heritage language learners who have native or near native speaking ability in Chinese (Mandarin or other dialects), but limited knowledge of written Chinese. Mandarin Chinese phonetic system, basic grammar and 300 Chinese characters are introduced to improve students competences in spoken Mandarin and modern written Chinese. Prerequisite: This course is for students of Chinese origin who have native or near native speaking ability in Chinese (Mandarin or other dialects), but limited knowledge of written Chinese.

CHIN 191 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese II (3)

A continuation of CHIN 190. Heritage Chinese students continue to develop competence in Mandarin Chinese, with an emphasis on reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: CHIN 190 or equivalent. This course is for students of Chinese origin who have near native speaking ability in Chinese (Mandarin or other dialects), but limited knowledge of written Chinese.

CHIN 200 - Mandarin Chinese III (3)

Continues to build on all four skills of the language acquired in CHIN 101/102, with special emphasis on improving the students' spoken facility in the language. Prerequisite: CHIN 100 and 101 or equivalent.

CHIN 201 - Mandarin Chinese IV (3)

Continues to build on all four skills of the language acquired in CHIN 200, with special emphasis on improving the students' spoken facility. Prerequisite: CHIN 200 or equivalent.

CHIN 280 - Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners III (3)

Intensive training in vocabulary, character acquisition and essentials of grammar. Further development of conversational skills through a communicative approach. Lessons include on-line listening and writing exercises. Prerequisite: CHIN 181, CHIN 101 or equivalent. Students with credit for CHIN 200 may not take this course for further credit.

CHIN 281 - Intensive Mandarin Chinese for Beginners IV (3)

A continuation of CHIN 280. Students further develop conversational, reading and writing skills in Chinese. Lessons also include on-line listening and writing exercises. Prerequisite: CHIN 280, CHIN 200 or equivalent. Students with credit for CHIN 201 may not take this course for further credit.

CHIN 290 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese III (3)

A continuation of CHIN 191. Develops students' communicative competence in spoken Mandarin and modern written Chinese. Classes are conducted entirely in Chinese. Intermediate level materials introduce the basic core of China's culture. By the end of the course, students are expected to have an active vocabulary of approximately 1100 Chinese characters. Prerequisite: CHIN 191 or equivalent. This course is for students of Chinese origin who have near native speaking ability in Chinese (Mandarin or other dialects), but basic knowledge of written Chinese.

CHIN 291 - Heritage Mandarin Chinese IV (3)

A continuation of CHIN 290. Students further develop communicative competence in Chinese language, as well as a deeper understanding of Chinese culture through course materials on Chinese history, mythology and folktales. Prerequisite: CHIN 290 or equivalent. This course is for students of Chinese origin who have near native speaking ability in Chinese (Mandarin or other dialects), but basic knowledge of written Chinese.

CHIN 390 - STT-Advanced Chinese Reading (3)

This course introduces specialized technical vocabulary, terminology and sentence patterns used in scientific and technical documents for students with intermediate level Chinese to improve their reading skills. Practical technology-focused reading, writing and discussion will be organized to build up students' comprehensive abilities.