CHIN - Chinese

CHIN 101  Elementary Chinese I: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

(F) Elementary course designed to help students acquire basic language skills in Mandarin: reading, writing, listening, speaking. Introduction to Chinese writing systems. Emphasis on establishing correct pronunciation and grasp of grammar. Cultural perspectives such as greetings, simple dialogues are introduced.

CHIN 102D  Elementary Chinese II: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: CHIN 101 or equivalent, or placement interview with instructor. (Sp) Continuation of CHIN 101. Builds upon the foundation established in 101. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written expression. Reading and discussions are designed to increase comprehension of more linguistically complex texts and more conceptually complex cultural issues

CHIN 130D  Historical and Literary Journey into Modern China: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

The focus of this course will be on the 20th and 21st centuries Chinese short stories and novellas in English translation. We will look at modern and contemporary Chinese literature in its historical setting as well as from the point of view of literary critical theory.

CHIN 193  Study Abroad: 1-5 Credits (1-5 Lec)

Repeatable up to 99 credits.

CHIN 201D  Intermediate Chinese I: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: CHIN 102D. (F) The second year college-level Chinese course emphasizes the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The overall goal is to help students develop their Chinese communication skills, and provide students a broader perspective on Chinese culture

CHIN 202D  Intermediate Chinese II: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: CHIN 201D. (Sp) Continuation of CHIN 201. This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in the first three semesters of Chinese with a continuing focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course introduces more authentic materials that reflect Chinese cultural life in contemporary China

CHIN 211D  Chinese Culture & Civilization: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Chinese cultural, social and political history. Confucianism, Buddhism, and such elements of high culture as the arts of poetry and prose, while providing a sense of dynastic chronology. Course is taught in English.

CHIN 293  Study Abroad: 1-5 Credits (1-5 Lec)

Repeatable up to 99 credits.

CHIN 320IH  History of Chinese Cinema: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

This course reviews the history of Chinese cinema. Provides students opportunities to explore cinematic representations of China, to improve critical thinking skills through discussion and dialogue, and to understand the techniques with which Chinese filmmakers have experimented. Taught in English.

CHIN 391  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

CHIN 393  Study Abroad: 1-5 Credits (1-5 Lec)

Repeatable up to 99 credits.

CHIN 490R  Undergraduate Research: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

PREREQUISITES: Junior or Senior standing and approval of instructor and approval of department head. Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated. Department of Modern Languages
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

CHIN 491  Special Topics: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Lec)

PREREQUISITES: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering
Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number. Department of Modern Languages Literatures.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

CHIN 492  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and consent of instructor. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

CHIN 493  Study Abroad: 1-5 Credits (1-5 Lec)

Repeatable up to 99 credits.