Chinese

CHN 1101: Elementary Mandarin Chinese I (5)

Offerings

For students with no previous study of Chinese. Builds proficiency in the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the Mandarin Chinese language. Investigates Chinese culture and its relationship to the language.

Attributes: Foreign Language Comp

CHN 1102: Elementary Mandarin Chinese II (5)

Offerings

Builds proficiency in the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing in the Mandarin Chinese language. Investigates Chinese culture and its relationship to the language.

Attributes: Foreign Language Comp Prerequisites: CHN 1101: D or better

CHN 1103: Elementary Mandarin Chinese III (5)

Offerings

Builds proficiency in the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the Mandarin Chinese language. Investigates Chinese culture and its relationship to the language.

Attributes: Foreign Language Comp Prerequisites: CHN 1102: D or better

CHN 2000: China Studies: Conversational Chinese (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 2101: Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I (5)

Offerings

Reviews Chinese language structure; emphasizes progress toward communicative competence and growth in understanding and appreciating Chinese culture.

Prerequisites: CHN 1103: D or better

CHN 2102: Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: CHN 2101 or equivalent. Reviews Chinese language structure; emphasizes progress toward communicative competance and growth in understanding and appreciating Chinese culture.

CHN 2103: Intermediate Mandarin Chinese III (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: CHN 2102 or equivalent. Reviews Chinese language structure; emphasizes progress toward communicative competence and growth in understanding and appreciating Chinese culture.

CHN 2200: Chinese Culture - Past and Present (5)

Offerings

The course introduces traditional Chinese culture and its development. The goal is to enhance students’ knowledge about China and East Asia and increase their cultural competence. Students will be able to appropriately interpret traditions and practices in Chinese culture through reading articles about different aspects of Chinese culture and participating in field trips. Required readings about Beijing opera, martial arts, language, poetry and classic Chinese novels and Taoism; field trips and hands-on experiences with some aspects of culture.

Attributes: Cultural Understand&Engagement, WK Humanities

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.

Attributes: Upper-Division

CHN 4900: Independent Study in Chinese Language and Culture (1-10)

Offerings

Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 20 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

CHN 4950: Special Topics (1-5)

Offerings

Explores a special topic. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit 5 times.