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.
  • 22-014 Chinese I: Introductory Language & Cult
    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.
  • 22-020 Chinese Lab
    This course supports the learning in Chinese II, and should be taken concurrently with CHI22-024.
  • 22-024 Chinese II: Introductory Language & Cul
    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 22-014 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 22-110 Chinese III Lab
    This course supports the learning in Chinese III.
  • 22-114 Chinese III: Intermediate Lang & Cult
    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.
  • 22-120 Chinese Lab IV
    This course supports the learning in Chinese IV, and should be taken concurrently with CHI22-124.
  • 22-124 Chinese IV: Intermediate Language & Cul
    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.
  • 22-144 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.
  • 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 22-014 or Chinese 22-144, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 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 22-024 or Chinese 22-154, with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 22-204 Intermediate Storytelling
    This course emphasizes intermediate proficiencies, including opportunities to negotiate, persuade and advocate. Students develop novice to intermediate level proficiency and begin to engage with contemporary issues and literary and functional texts. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-114 or Chinese 22-164 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 22-312 Topics in Intermediate Modern Chinese
    This course maintains and strengthens 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 topic changes each semester. Also Environmental Studies 49-382 . Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or Chinese 22-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 22-322 Advanced Modern Chinese: Business and
    This course maintains and strengthens 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 advanced level proficiency. May be repeated as topic changes each semester. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or Chinese 22-204, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 22-394 Chinese Calligraphy and Culture
    This course emphasizes 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)