101 Beginning Chinese I (3) Study of language fundamentals with emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills. Practice with reading and writing. Chinese characters are taught and used. Presumes no previous language study.
102 Beginning Chinese II (3) Continuation of CHIN 101. Appropriate for someone with up to two years of high school Chinese. Prerequisites: CHIN 101 or equivalent.
201 Intermediate Chinese (3) Continuation of CHIN 102. Appropriate for someone with up to two years of high school Chinese. This third-semester course continues building on the studentsí previous Chinese knowledge by introducing new vocabulary, characters, grammar and usage. Students who complete this course should be able to initiate discussion on topics of daily life, understand more complicated sentences and write short compositions. Mandarin pronunciation is taught. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent. F08, F09
202 Intermediate Chinese (3) Continuation of CHIN 201. Appropriate for someone with two years or more of high school Chinese. Introduces additional characters with more complicated dialogue and sentence patterns with continued practice of Mandarin pronunciation. Students read and discuss supplemental materials including Chinese proverbs and folk stories. Prerequisite: CHIN 201 or equivalent. S09, S10
300 Advanced Chinese (3) In-depth study of grammar points that pose problems for students of Chinese, practice in composition and the reading of contemporary literature. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent. F09, F10
301 Chinese Conversation (3) Emphasis on Chinese speaking and listening skills, developed through reading and oral discussion of contemporary texts, along with some literature selections. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent or consent of instructor. S10
351 Chinese Civilization and Culture (3) Introductory survey of the growth and development of Chinese civilization with emphasis on philosophy, literature, the arts, and society from ancient antiquity to the present. Taught in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent or consent of instructor.