Chinese  

CHIN 400 - Conversational Chinese
Credits: 4.00
this course, for students with no previous training in Chinese, is designed to promote conversational skills in the target language. Communicative strategies are developed within the context of cultural components. Topics include those which enable students to function in China in everyday situations (e.g., food, leisure activities, transportation, business exchanges, tourism, and daily life). this course does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. It may be repeated for up to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee.

CHIN 401 - Elementary Chinese I
Credits: 4.00
Aural-oral practice in meaningful contexts of the fundamental vocabulary and grammar of Mandarin Chinese. Reading and writing in Romanization (pinyin) and in Chinese characters. Special fee.

CHIN 402 - Elementary Chinese II
Credits: 4.00
Aural-oral practice in meaningful contexts of the fundamental vocabulary and grammar of Mandarin Chinese. Reading and writing in Romanization (pinyin) and in Chinese characters. Special fee.

CHIN 410 - Communicative Chinese for the Professions
Credits: 4.00
A skill-based course for students who wish to focus on the Chinese language in relation to the health fields, business, law, tourism, and social service. Helps students develop a practical understanding of China through communicative activities in specific fields. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Special fee.

CHIN 425 - Introduction to Chinese Culture and Society
Credits: 4.00
Taught in English. Aspects of the political, social and cultural life of China through readings, discussion, papers, and film. Strongly recommended for students planning an Asian Studies minor. Special fee.

CHIN 503 - Intermediate Chinese I
Credits: 4.00
Continuation of CHIN 401-402. Conducted entirely in Chinese, with work on listening comprehension, speech, reading, and writing of Chinese characters, with increasing attention to reading contemporary Chinese texts. Special fee

CHIN 504 - Intermediate Chinese II
Credits: 4.00
Continuation of CHIN 401-402. Conducted entirely in Chinese, with work on listening comprehension, speech, reading, and writing of Chinese characters, with increasing attention to reading contemporary Chinese texts. Special fee

CHIN 521 - Chinese Literature in Translation
Credits: 4.00
Representative works of master Chinese writers reflecting themes of 20th century China. Lu Hsun, Shen Ts'ung-Wen, Bei Dao, and others. Lectures, discussion, and readings in English. Special fee.

CHIN 631 - Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition I
Credits: 4.00
Advanced spoken and written Chinese to attain aural-oral fluency. Advanced reading and composition. Prereq: CHIN 504 with a grade of C or better or permission of the instructor. Special fee.

CHIN 632 - Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition II
Credits: 4.00
Advanced spoken and written Chinese to attain aural-oral fluency. Advanced readings and composition. Prereq: CHIN 631 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor. Special fee.

CHIN 795 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Open to highly qualified juniors and seniors. To be taken only with the permission of department chairperson and of the supervising faculty member or members. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated for credit. Special fee.