Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Chinese

Courses

The objectives for each language course in the Chinese curriculum are threefold: First, to provide students with the opportunity to function in Chinese though writing, reading, speaking and listening; second, to introduce them to significant elements of Chinese culture; and finally to engage students in communities beyond the confines of the classroom and the university.

  • 22-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-014 CHINESE I
    This course introduces pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, the subtleties of Chinese writing and contexts for practice, in order to prepare students for basic functions in a Chinese language environment. Students develop novice level proficiency.
  • 22-024 CHINESE II
    This course continues the basic skills in Chinese I in addition to speaking and writing practice to prepare students for basic functions in a Chinese language environment. Students develop novice level proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-014 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 22-114 CHINESE III
    This course strengthens reading and writing skills, develops grammatical facility and begins an increased focus on oral and written communication for fundamental contexts including daily life, work and travel. Core emphasis is placed on the cultural foundations of Chinese language. Students develop novice to intermediate level proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-024 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 22-124 CHINESE IV
    This course leads students into further intermediate capacities, including opportunities to negotiate, persuade and advocate. Students begin to engage in contemporary issues and manage literary and functional texts. Students develop novice to intermediate level proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-114 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement...
  • 22-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-312 TOPICS IN INTERMEDIATE MODERN CHINESE
    This course maintains intermediate proficiency, including activities such as making purchases, giving directions, and describing personal, family and community spheres of relevance. Students develop intermediate level proficiency and extend their abilities to broader contexts. May be repeated as content alters each semester. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 22-322 TOPICS IN ADVANCED MODERN CHINESE
    This course maintains advanced proficiency, including narration and description of international and national issues as well as daily activities and more personal concerns. Core emphasis is on engaging with current events and broad cultural and literary topics. Students develop intermediate to advanced level proficiency. May be repeated as topic changes each semester. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-312, completion of study abroad or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 22-394 CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY AND CULTURE
    This course approaches the cultural purpose and aesthetic complexity of the art of Chinese writing. Primary focus is on using brush and ink, but with a critical understanding of the place calligraphy holds in China's literary, social, political and aesthetic history. Students develop intercultural knowledge and competence. Taught in English. (Spring, upon availability) (H) (IP) (WA)
  • 22-901 TUTORIAL
  • 22-902 TUTORIAL
  • 22-903 TUTORIAL
  • 22-904 TUTORIAL
  • 22-941 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-942 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-943 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-944 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 22-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 22-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 22-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.