Chinese

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

Chinese 101

Elementary Chinese I

(HAL)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Introduction to modern Mandarin: pronunciation, grammar, reading, and writing (approximately 200 characters). Cultural topics introduced.

Chinese 102

Elementary Chinese II

(HAL)

Spring. Credit four hours. Prerequisite: Elementary Chinese I. Continuation of 101, stressing conversational Mandarin, reading of more sophisticated texts, and writing skills (approximately 300 characters). Cultural topics included.

Chinese 201

Intermediate Chinese I

(HAL)

Fall. Credit, four 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

Intermediate Chinese II

(HAL)

Spring. Credit, four 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.