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The mysteries of China reveal themselves through this wonderful program designed to explore the language, culture, and history of the Chinese people. Join the many undergraduate students whose curiosity about one of the most populous countries on earth will provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to understand the unique cultural and linguistic perspectives of a people who are destined to transform global economics in ways we can only now imagine.
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Semester course offerings are listed in the Course Catalog
This course aims at a further development of all four language skills which the students have acquired from the 100-level CHIN courses. In particular, the course emphasizes a further study of advanced Chinese grammar and basic essay writing. By the end of this course, students should have commanded around 250 new words and/or phrases in order to engage in a linguistically and culturally sophisticated communication in Chinese.
Prerequisite: CHIN107Satisfies: Chinese major, Chinese minor
This course introduces students to the rich art of Chinese calligraphy. Students will first learn how to use brush pen to practice Chinese calligraphy after learning Tai Chi and meditation. Students will learn basics of Chinese painting and be able to pain simple objects such as insects, fish, and flowers. This class has an honors add-on section.
Prerequisite: NoneRestrictions: NoneSatisfies: University Multicultural Requirement
Description: This course introduces students to the image of anti-heroes in modern Chinese literature, a counter-tradition endemic to the heroic discourse in the main stream of Confucian orthodoxy and the ideology of socialism. The comparative perspective the course adopts will enable students to have a better understanding of how the literary representation of anti-heroes is historicized and contextualized. Selected films will be shown to complement and enhance such study.
Prerequisite: NoneRestrictions:Satisfies: CAS Creative Arts and Humanities
Description: This course is designed to improve students' integrated language skills through dialogues from TV programs and films. Students will develop abilities to comprehend authentic language materials, understand features of spoken and written Chinese, and produce paragraph-level Chinese on familiar topics.
Prerequisite: Two CHIN courses at 200- level, one of which must be CHIN200 or instructor's permission.Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.Satisfies: Chinese major, Chinese minor
Description: This course is designed to meet the needs of advanced students of Chinese. Students advance their listening and speaking proficiency by diving into authentic language materials on topics varying from internet privacy issues, environmental protection to Sino-US relations and technology innovation.
Prerequisite: Two CHIN courses at 300- level or instructor's permission.Restrictions: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.Satisfies: Chinese major, Chinese minor