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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

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CHN 1110: Introductn Chinese Calligraphy (1) Offerings
In this course, students will learn to practice Chinese calligraphy, and mainly, they will learn kaishu (regular script). By learning and practicing this script, they can come to know what Chinese calligraphy is. If possible, they can also learn to practice xingshu (running script) or lishu (the script mainly used in Han dynasty (206 B.c-220). During this course students will learn how to appreciate some masterpieces of Chinese calligraphy.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
CHN 1120: Kung-Fu (1) Offerings
Introduces students to the discipline of Kung-Fu. Students will learn the WuShu Elementary forms, techniques and culture.
CHN 2000: China Studies: Chinese I (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the China Studies Program. This course is designed to help students gain an appreciation for the richness of the spoken national language of China. After a brief survey of the historical development of Mandarin, emphasis is placed upon acquiring a basic facility in the dialect. Emphasis is on the spoken form. Chinese language background is not required. Students come to China with varying degrees of fluency in standard (Mandarin) Chinese, so CSP places students in the Chinese language class that corresponds to their level of proficiency.
Restrictions:Freshman, Non-Matriculated students are excluded.
CHN 3000: China Studies: Chinese II (4-5) Offerings
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CCCU China Studies Program. For a current description, please see bestsemester.com.
CHN 3100: Chinese Arts and Culture (2-3) Offerings
This is an introductory course of Chinese arts and culture with an emphasis on the aesthetic history of Chinese traditional painting, classical music and folk arts. To discover and study the characteristics of Chinese arts and their origin will be the major objectives.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
CHN 3110: Global Bus&Multinatnl Enterprs (3-5) Offerings
Explains how and why the world's countries differ. Presents a thorough review of the economics and politics of international trade and investment. Explains the functions and form of the global monetary systems. Examines the strategies and structures of international business. Asesses the special roles of an international business's various functions. Outlines the general development of Foreign Direct Investment by Multinational Enterprises in Mainland China market in the past three decades; and introduces how to do business in Mainland China market for foreign investors.
CHN 3115: International Trade (4) Offerings
Aims at combining the excitement of international trade events and the incisiveness of economic analysis. The goal of this course is to help the students build the abilities to understand international trade developments and to evaluate proposals for changes in economic policies, by introducing step by step the theory of international trade and the trade policies, including the analysis of growth and trade, trade barriers, transnational institutions affecting international trade, trade and the environment, and trade development in developing countries. It also tends to expand the discussion on the newest events in the field in the great wave of globalization and the financial instability.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHN 3120: Religion in Chinese Society (3-5) Offerings
This course provides an introduction to the history and functions of religion in Chinese society, focusing on five religious traditions: Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Islam and popular religion. It covers not only religious and ethical ideas but also the practices of each religion. Field trips to temples, churches and mosques, and visiting some famous Buddhist monks and Daoist are part of the course.
CHN 3130: China's War of Resistance (3-5) Offerings
This course examines the impact of World War II in China, focusing on the rise of popular nationlism, the flight of northern students, the Japanese occupation of cities like Shanghai, and the impact of the war on China's contemporary outlook on Japan.
CHN 3140: Contmpry Chinese Cultr&Society (4-6) Offerings
This course aims at providing a compendium of the contemporary Chinese culture and society by means of a descriptive and analytic survey of chosen topics. While focusing on the cultural and social mainstream of contemporary China, the course also presents various historic events, legends, traditions, ancient philosophies, religions and social norms in a sociological and economic perspective so as to enable students to have a better understanding of the evolution of and interactions between the Chinese culture and society.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B
CHN 3150: Intensive Chinese Language (6-10) Offerings
This course is for students desiring full-immersion for rapid progress towards fluency. It is intended to be a full-time course of study with a lot of homework - the equivalent of 2-4 simultaneous courses of Chinese at an American university. Students can elect to take this for 8-16 credits depending on how much of the full language program they participate. The primary course is Comprehensive, focusing on vocabulary and grammar. Students may elect to combine additional, supplemental classes - each with a particular focus: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.
CHN 3160: Non-Intensive Chinese Language (3-6) Offerings
This course is designed for those who will either need the language while living in China or will further study the language in the future. The objective of this class is focus on the development of listening, speaking and some reading and writing. This course will start with Pinyin and tones followed by sentence patterns and situational conversations. Chinese culture and social phenomenon is also introduced while learning the use of the language.
CHN 3170: 20th Century History of China (4) Offerings
This course will be a historical survey of the 20th century China from the socio-cultural as well as political perspectives. Examines the causes and effects of the downfall of the Qing Dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China in 1911-1916, the rise of the Separatist Warlord Regimes in 1916-1924, the May 4th Youth Movement in 1919 and the establishment of the Communist Party of China in 1921, the National Revolution and the termination of the Northern Warlord Regimes in 1924-1928, the establishment of Nanjing National Government and the rise of the new warlords in 1928-1937, the Anti-Japanese War in 1937-1949, the establishment of the Communist Government in 1949 and the land reform and the nationalization movement of businesses in the early 1950s, the Anti-Rightist Struggle in the late 1950s, the Starvation and the economic recovery in the early 1960s, the Great Cultural Revolution in 1966-1976 and the ten-year chaos, the rise of Deng Xiaoping and his subsequent reform in 1978-1992. Also discusses the above major events of China's against the international background of that time.
Attributes:Social Science B
CHN 3501: Chinese V (4) Offerings
This course is taught by the Washington Academy of Languages for credit through Seattle Pacific and is not eligible for Seattle Pacific financial aid or scholarships, though federal and state aid may apply. This course begins with a review of Chinese IV. Students at this level will learn about saying farewells, asking the way, formal and informal systems of address, and discussions of continuous activities in the present, past and future tenses. Emphasis is placed on everyday aspects of Chinese life and culture. Reading and writing skills are developed accordingly.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHN 3502: Chinese VI (4) Offerings
This course is taught by the Washington Academy of Languages for credit through Seattle Pacific and is not eligible for Seattle Pacific financial aid or scholarships, though federal and state aid may apply. Students at this level will be able to converse with the native speaker in many routine situations. The grammar of this level includes adverbial modifiers and comparison constructions. By the end of this class, students will be able to recognize and produce more than 750 written characters. Students will be able to write letters, as well as general compositions, in an approved format.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHN 3503: Chinese VII (4) Offerings
This course is taught by the Washington Academy of Languages for credit through Seattle Pacific and is not eligible for Seattle Pacific financial aid or scholarships, though federal and state aid may apply. Students at this level will increase communication and listening skills. The language learned will help students communicate at restaurants, stores and college. Cultural awareness of life and business in China will be taught. This class covers an estimated 250 Chinese words. The overall goal of the class is to help students introduce themselves to Chinese speakers, feel more comfortable with the language and have a better understanding of the country.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHN 3504: Chinese VIII (4) Offerings
This course is taught by the Washington Academy of Languages for credit through Seattle Pacific and is not eligible for Seattle Pacific financial aid or scholarships, though federal and state aid may apply. Students will increase communication and listening skills in this course designed for those at an intermediate level. Reading, writing and grammar also are key elements of this class. The language learned will help students communicate regarding renting a house, dating, talking about TV shows and traveling. The class covers an estimated 245 Chinese words. The overall goal of the class is to help students introduce themselves to Chinese speakers, feel more comfortable with the language and have a better understanding of the country.
Attributes:Upper-Division



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