Chinese

Our Chinese program combines extensive language training with in-depth study of Chinese literature, culture and society.

Chinese 101

CHINESE 101—ELEMENTARY CHINESE I (HAL)

Fall. Credit, five hours. Introduction to modern Mandarin: pronunciation, grammar, reading, and writing (approximately two hundred characters). Cultural topics introduced.

Chinese 102

CHINESE 102—ELEMENTARY CHINESE II (HAL)

Spring. Credit five hours. Prerequisite: Elementary Chinese I. Continuation of 101, stressing conversational Mandarin, reading of more sophisticated texts, and writing skills (approximately three hundred characters). Cultural topics included.

Chinese 201

CHINESE 201—INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I (HAL)

Fall. Credit, five hours. Prerequisite: Elementary Chinese II or permission of instructor. This course is designed to help students to reach intermediate level communicative skill both in spoken and written Chinese and to establish a solid base for more advanced language learning.

Chinese 202

CHINESE 202—INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II (HAL)

Spring. Credit, five hours. Prerequisite: Elementary Chinese II or permission of instructor. This course provides intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in Chinese 201. Attention is given to complex grammatical patterns, discourse characteristics, and discussions of cultural topics.

Chinese 397R

CHINESE  397R—DIRECTED STUDY

On Demand. Credit, one to four. For students who wish to pursue additional work in the Chinese language and culture under the direction of a faculty member. This course does not satisfy distribution requirements in Humanities, Arts, and Language. Prerequisite: By consent of instructor.