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.

  • 22-010 Chinese Lab
    This course supports the learning in Chinese I.
  • 22-020 Chinese Lab
    This course supports the learning in Chinese II, and should be taken concurrently with CHI22-024.
  • 22-110 Chinese III Lab
    This course supports the learning in Chinese III.
  • 22-120 Chinese Lab IV
    This course supports the learning in Chinese IV, and should be taken concurrently with CHI22-124.
  • 22-144 Chinese I: Intro Language and Culture
    This course introduces pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, 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. (Fall)
  • 22-154 Chinese II: Intro Language & Culture
    This course continues the basic skills in Chinese I in addition to speaking and writing practice, in order to prepare students for basic functions in a Chinese language environment. Students develop novice level proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-144, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement. (Spring)
  • 22-164 Chinese Iii: Intrmd Lang & Cltr
    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 22-154, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement. (Fall)
  • 22-204 Stories in Chinese
    This course facilitates through narrative the development of novice to intermediate proficiencies. It provides opportunities to critically engage with written accounts of contemporary China, express personal opinions, and persuade others by writing stories. Students begin to engage with contemporary sociocultural issues as well as literary and functional texts. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-164 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement. (Spring) (H)
  • 22-332 Topics in Intrm/Adv Modern Chinese
    This course facilitates active development of proficiency abilities in presentational, interpretive and interpersonal modes. Materials are primarily texts of various genres, accommodated to mixed ability levels. Topics will usually center on the cultural and functional issues in the ecology and environment as presented in Chinese language, including topics as diverse as daily interactions and business transactions, or traditional and modern literature and historical reference. The course is offered for 2 and 4 credits in any given semester and can be repeated. Contributes to Environmental Studies and International Studies Prerequisite: Chinese 22-204, or equivalent placement. Taking two 2-credit courses in Chinese can count toward one required Humanities course in General Education. (H)
  • 22-334 Topics Intrm/Adv Modern Chinese
    This course facilitates active development of proficiency abilities in presentational, interpretive and interpersonal modes. Materials are primarily texts of various genres, accommodated to mixed ability levels. Topics will usually center on the cultural and functional issues in the ecology and environment as presented in Chinese language, including topics as diverse as daily interactions and business transactions, or traditional and modern literature and historical reference. The course is offered for 2 and 4 credits in any given semester and can be repeated. Contributes to Environmental Studies and International Studies Prerequisite: Chinese 22-204, or equivalent placement. Taking two 2-credit courses in Chinese can count toward one required Humanities course in General Education. (H)
  • 22-384 Chinese Writing: History, Art & Culture
    Taught in English to serve students across languages and disciplines including an optional track for intensive language mastery, this course is an introduction to written Chinese and an exploration of its cultural significance. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in comparative perspectives on the culture, art, and system of writing Chinese, including some essential characters. This course is equally relevant to written Chinese, Korean or Japanese. Contributes to International Studies. (H) (WA) (Spring)