Chinese (CHIN)

Courses

CHIN 101. Elementary Chinese I. 4 hours.

Basic grammar; sentence patterns; vocabulary study; reading and writing with Chinese characters; simple oral practice. Course Information: For students who have not studied Mandarin Chinese or placement as determined by test score. This course is taught in a blended-online format. Extensive computer use required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested.

CHIN 102. Elementary Chinese II. 4 hours.

Continuation of Chinese 101. Course Information: Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. This course may be taught in a blended-online format. When that is the case, internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested. Please check the online class schedule for blended-online sections. Prerequisite(s): CHIN 101 or the equivalent.

CHIN 103. Intermediate Chinese I. 4 hours.

Study of Mandarin Chinese language and culture. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing at the intermediate level. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHIN 103 if the student already has credit in CHIN 104 or CHIN 112. This course is taught in a blended-online format. Extensive computer use and internet access are required. A high-speed internet connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102; or appropriate score on the department placement test or the equivalent AP test score.

CHIN 104. Intermediate Chinese II. 4 hours.

Continuation of Chinese 103. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHIN 104 if the student already has credit in CHIN 112. This course is taught in a blended-online format. Extensive computer use and internet access are required. A high-speed internet connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): CHIN 103; or appropriate score on the department placement test or the equivalent AP test score.

CHIN 111. Chinese for Students from Chinese Background I. 4 hours.

Principal emphasis is on writing and reading for students who have some knowledge of Mandarin or other Chinese dialect. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHIN 111 if student has credit in CHIN 101 or CHIN 102. Two additional hours each week in the language laboratory. This course may be taught in a blended-online format. When that is the case, internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested. Please check the online class schedule for blended-online sections. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate score on the department placement test. Recommended background: Familiarity with a Chinese dialect (speaking and listening).

CHIN 112. Chinese for Students from Chinese Background II. 4 hours.

Principal emphasis is on writing and reading. For students who have some knowledge of Mandarin or other Chinese dialect. Course Information: No credit given for CHIN 112 if the student has credit in CHIN 103 or CHIN 104. Two additional hours each week in the language laboratory. This course may be taught in a blended-online format. When that is the case, internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly suggested. Please check the online class schedule for blended-online sections. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHIN 111; or appropriate score on the department placement test. Recommended background: Familiarity with a Chinese dialect (speaking and listening).

CHIN 196. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Individual study under faculty direction for qualified students with special interests and needs. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the degree and the major.

CHIN 200. Advanced Communication in Chinese. 3 hours.

The study of Mandarin Chinese at the high intermediate to advanced level. Interpersonal, interpretative, and presentational modes of communication used in formal and informal communicative situations. Course Information: Taught in English and Mandarin Chinese, with increasing use of Mandarin Chinese as the course proceeds. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHIN 104; or appropriate score on the department placement test or equivalent AP Test score.

CHIN 209. Advanced Chinese Language and Culture. 3 hours.

Chinese culture as reflected in language, communication, daily life, and creative works. Intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing at the intermediate-advanced level. Course Information: Same as GLAS 209. Taught in a mix of English and Mandarin Chinese, with more use of Mandarin Chinese over the semester. All assignments are to be completed in Chinese. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHIN 104; or placement test score or AP score equivalent to completion of CHIN 104; or instructor?s approval.

CHIN 296. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Individual study under faculty direction for qualified students at the intermediate level who have special interests and needs. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the degree and the major.