Catalog 2019-2020

Chinese

Teaching Faculty

Associate Professor Liu
Instructor Hsiao

Description

The Department of Languages offers a minor in Chinese; courses in Chinese language and literature may be used for the Asian Studies minor. The program is designed to develop written and oral communication skills in the target languages, to promote global awareness through the study of different cultures and peoples, and to encourage aesthetic appreciation through the study of literature.

Minor in Chinese

5 courses as follows:

  • CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN 220 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN 310 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHIN 320 Advanced Chinese II
  • 1 additional course related to China at or above the 200-level*

*Contact the Chinese coordinator to request approval for this requirement.

 

Note(s):

The department encourages all students to have a study-abroad experience. Subject to approval by the Chinese coordinator, courses taken while studying abroad may be used to fulfill up to two course requirements for the minor.

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

Chinese Courses

CHIN 110

Elementary Chinese I

An introduction to spoken and written Mandarin Chinese, this course addresses the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and includes an introduction to Chinese culture.

CHIN 120

Elementary Chinese II

An introduction to spoken and written Mandarin Chinese, this course continues development of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and includes an introduction to Chinese culture. Prerequisite: CHIN 110 or the equivalent.

CHIN 110 or the equivalent.
Language LA
CHIN 190

Chinese Martial Arts Novels & Films

This course is taught completely in English with no prerequisite. In this course students study a specific genre and motif, “gods, demons and the supernatural,” in Chinese traditional and contemporary literature. By reading this genre and motif, this course provides students a strong foundation to understand Chinese traditional cultures through Chinese traditional thoughts and religious beliefs, as well as to comprehend modern Chinese cultures which are influenced by both Chinese traditional cultures and Western ideologies. Cross-listed as ASIA 190.

CHIN 210

Intermediate Chinese I

A continuation of CHIN 120 Elementary Chinese II. The course follows the functional approach to language learning in stressing the students’ ability to communicate effectively in a broad range of everyday situations. Our goals are to develop students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in intermediate Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 120 or the equivalent.

CHIN 120 or the equivalent.
CHIN 220

Intermediate Chinese II

A continuation of CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese I. The course follows the functional approach to language learning in stressing the students’ ability to communicate effectively in a broad range of everyday situations. Our goals are to develop student’s’ listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in intermediate Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 210 or the equivalent.

CHIN 210 or the equivalent.
CHIN 290

Gods Demons and the Supernatural

This course will study a specific genre and common motifs, "gods, demons and the supernatural", in Chinese traditional and contemporary literature. "Literature" includes works of poetry, philosophical writings, classical tales, vernacular short stories, fiction, and drama. Through reading this particular genre, students will understand and critically analyze Chinese literature in its own historical, cultural, social and intellecutal background. This course is taught completely in English. Cross-listed as ASIA 290.

Literary Studies LS
Values, Beliefs and Ethics VA
CHIN 295

Topics in Chinese Literature

A topics course in Chinese literature. This course explores various genres, movements, literary periods or topics in Chinese literature. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Consult the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Cross-listed as ASIA 295.

Literary Studies LS
Writing Level 2 W2
CHIN 310

Advanced Chinese I

A continuation of CHIN 220 Intermediate Chinese II. The course aims to improve the abilities of oral and written expression and listening and reading comprehension. The goal is to function as a bridge to authentic Chinese texts. Prerequisite: CHIN 220 or equivalent.

CHIN 220 or equivalent.
CHIN 320

Advanced Chinese II

A continuation of CHIN 310 Advanced Chinese I. The course aims to improve the abilities of oral and written expression and listening and reading comprehension. The goal is to function as a bridge to authentic Chinese texts. Prerequisite: CHIN 310 or equivalent.

CHIN 310 or equivalent.
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