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Chinese Course Offerings - Spring 2021

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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. 

4 credit hours


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. 

4 credit hours


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.

3 credit hours

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. 

3 credit hours

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.

3 credit hours

CHIN 467-010/080 SEMINAR

3 credit hours

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.

3 credit hours

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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591