Catalog 2021-2022

Chinese

Teaching Faculty

Associate Professor Liu
 

Description

Minor in Chinese

5 courses as follows:

  • CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese I
  • 4 courses from the following list
             CHIN 220 Intermediate Chinese II
             CHIN 310 Advanced Chinese I   
             CHIN 320 Advanced Chinese II
             ASIA 190 Chinese Martial Arts, Novels and Films
             ASIA 290/CHIN 290  Gods, Demons and the Supernatural
             ASIA 295/CHIN 295  Topics in Chinese Literature
             HIST 244 Modern China
             At most, 2 of the 4 courses may be chosen from the following  
                              ASIA 191 East Asian Popular Cultures
                              ASIA 204 Asia through Role-play 
                              HIST 160 Origins of East Asia
                              HIST 306 Crime and Punishment in East Asia
                              HIST 307 Gender and Society in East Asia
                              HIST 309 Ecology and Culture in East Asia
                              RELI 111 Asian Religions: An Introduction
                              RELI 225 Introduction to Buddhism

     

    Note(s):

    The department encourages all students to have a study-abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to take courses on China in all disciplines (e.g., Chinese language, Political Science, Business, International Relations, etc.) while studying abroad.

    Students pursuing additional coursework while studying abroad or at other institutions may substitute up to 2 courses to fulfill the requirements for the minor with approval of the Chinese Program Coordinator. 

     

    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

    In this course, students 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 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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