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CHIN 105 Chinese I - Elementary
Introduction to the contemporary Mandarin Chinese language through developing listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including mastery of the pinyin pronunciation system and introduction to Chinese characters.
4 credit hours
CHIN 106 Chinese II - Elementary/Intermediate
Continued practice in the aural, oral, reading and writing skills of Mandarin Chinese including the identification and reproduction of basic Chinese characters. Introduction to formality levels and to reading and writing texts in Chinese characters.
CHIN 107 Chinese III - Intermediate
Development of aural, oral, reading and writing skills at the intermediate Chinese level, including continued practice in identifying and reproducing Chinese characters, handling a greater variety of formality levels, and further comprehending spoken (Koutouyu) and written (Shumianyu) language differences.
RESTRICTIONS: Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
CHIN 201-010/080 Advanced Intermediate Chinese I
First of the two-course series which form the core of 200-level Chinese, the other being CHIN202. The goal is to build upper intermediate-level grammar, vocabulary, and sophisticated character recognition and writing. All four areas of language (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are emphasized. PREREQ: CHIN107.
3 credit hours
CHIN 204-011/081 The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Introduction to the rich art of Chinese calligraphy that has a long history of over 2,000 years. Explore the evolution of Chinese characters, the aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy, various kinds of intriguing ink and brush writing. Students will learn how to use brush pen and some basics of Chinese painting and be able to paint simple objects.
CHIN 350-010/080 Business Chinese
CHIN350 aims to prepare students for effective communication in casual and formal business settings in Chinese society. Incorporates discussion of Chinese business culture and etiquette in order to promote socially appropriate language use.
PREREQ: Two CHIN courses at the 200- level or instructor's permission.
CHIN 455-010/080 Classical Chinese
Basic training in classical Chinese, the gem of the Chinese language. Introduces students to basic grammatical structures of classical Chinese, its syntactic patterns and historical development, as well as providing comparison with modern vernacular Chinese. PREREQ: One CHIN course at the 300 level.
CHIN 467-010/080 SEMINAR
LLCU 331-010/080 Introduction to Chinese Films
Inquiry into Chinese films from the prewar period to the present. Both aesthetic and technical elements of film production and reception featured. Discussion intensive.
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