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CHIN 100    Chinese Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to Chinese and Chinese-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. May be repeated for a total of three credits. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CHIN 101    Elementary Chinese I    3 Hours

Conversational Mandarin with basic grammar and basic functional vocabulary of the Chinese language. Includes aspects of contemporary Chinese culture.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

CHIN 102    Elementary Chinese II    3 Hours

Continuation of development of basic grammar and functional language skills of Mandarin. Includes aspects of contemporary Chinese culture. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (CHIN 101 or LPROF: CHINESE Composite with a score of 2 or High School 2 years Chinese)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

CHIN 105    Introduction to Chinese Cultures    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary culture of Chinese-speaking peoples, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and their achievements. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CHIN 201    Intermediate Chinese I    3 Hours

Expansion of communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentational writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

CHIN 202    Intermediate Chinese II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the intermediate level. Emphasis on increasing comprehension, the building of vocabulary, and on presentational modes of speaking and writing. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 201

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

CHIN 208    Chinese Calligraphy    3 Hours

This skill-oriented course involves hands-on activities to familiarize students with the key techniques for traditional Chinese calligraphy. Taught in English. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

CHIN 209    Chinese Learning Lab & Exploratorium I    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Guided project-based individualized Chinese language and cultural studies at the novice and intermediate level. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

CHIN 301    Advanced Intermediate Chinese I    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the advanced intermediate level. Focus on control of more complex linguistic forms to achieve increasing comprehension and presentation of Chinese language and culture on familiar topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2022

CHIN 302    Advanced Intermediate Chinese II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the advanced intermediate level. Focus on control of more complex linguistic forms to achieve increasing comprehension and presentation of Chinese language and culture on both familiar and unfamiliar topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 301

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

CHIN 306    Experiencing Chinese Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students will receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program with the approval of instructor. Fulfills Wolrd Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

CHIN 318    Business Chinese    3 Hours

This intermediate-level course aims to enhance students' daily communicative skills and cultural understanding in a business context in contemporary Chinese-speaking regions. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

CHIN 320    Chinese Conversation and Composition    3 Hours

This intermediate course advances students' interpersonal and presentational communication skills with intensive practice in all language skills and a focus on speaking and writing. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

CHIN 333    Chinese Culture and Civilization    3 Hours

This intermediate course introduces students to Chinese history, society, culture, and contemporary issues. It is taught in the target language. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

CHIN 370    Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature and Film    3 Hours

Students will learn about modern China and Chinese people through contemporary literature and film in this course. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Completion of one CHIN 300-level course is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2022

CHIN 389    Internship in Chinese    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using Chinese in a professional setting. Only open to Chinese majors or minors. Can be repeated for up to six credit hours. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of the program instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CHIN 401    Advanced Chinese I    3 Hours

This interactive advanced course continues to expand students' language skills at the advanced level and enables students to communicate with native Chinese speakers on practical and factual matters. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2022

CHIN 402    Advanced Chinese II    3 Hours

This interactive course builds on language skills acquired in previous study of Chinese and trains learners to handle routine communication effortlessly among native speakers of Chinese. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 401

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

CHIN 409    Chinese Learning Lab & Exploratorium II    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Guided project-based individualized Chinese language and cultural studies at the advanced level. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

CHIN 418    Business Chinese II    3 Hours

This advanced level course fosters continued development of students' language skills and cultural understanding about the business environment in contemporary Chinese-speaking regions. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 318

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

CHIN 420    Advanced Chinese Stylistics    3 Hours

This advanced course provides intensive practice in formal Chinese language. It aims to train students to be effective in narration, description, persuasion, exposition, and lyrical expression. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 320

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2022

CHIN 450    Reading Chinese Classics    3 Hours

Students will read excerpts of Chinese Classics to develop in-depth understanding of Chinese values and traditions in cultural context. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Completion of two CHIN 300-level courses is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None