Chinese

 
COURSE OFFERINGS
 
125f    Elementary Chinese I    Introduction to spoken and written Mandarin Chinese to provide a thorough grounding in all the language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: Chinese 125 is prerequisite to 126. Five credit hours.    BESIO

126s    Elementary Chinese II    Introduction to spoken and written Mandarin Chinese to provide a thorough grounding in all the language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: Chinese 125. Five credit hours.    BESIO

127f    Intermediate Chinese I    A continuation of the study of Mandarin Chinese, with greater emphasis on written Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese 126; Chinese 127 is prerequisite to 128. Four credit hours.    HE

128s    Intermediate Chinese II    A continuation of Chinese 127, with greater emphasis on written Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese 127. Four credit hours.    HE

135f    Chinese Conversation I    Practice using basic sentence patterns in conversational situations. Emphasis on oral/aural practice of patterns and phrases related to such daily situations as going to the post office, talking on the telephone, shopping, ordering in a restaurant, etc. Supplemental vocabulary/phrase lists are supplied. Prerequisite: Chinese 126. One credit hour.    LIU

235fs    Chinese Conversation II    Practice using basic sentence patterns in conversational situations. Emphasis on oral/aural practice of patterns and phrases related to such daily situations as going to the post office, talking on the telephone, shopping, ordering in a restaurant, etc. Supplemental vocabulary/phrase lists are supplied. Prerequisite: Chinese 127. One credit hour.    LIU

321f    Third-Year Chinese I    Advanced Chinese language, concentrating on reading, writing, and speaking. Prerequisite: Chinese 128. Four credit hours.    HE

430s    Contemporary Chinese Society     Advanced Chinese language with a focus on current affairs and topical social issues in contemporary China. We will use multimedia materials ranging from the Internet, television, and films to traditional textbook. Issues covered will include China's market reform, changing family patterns, public health, cinema, and education. Students will be immersed in a Chinese-language environment and should be prepared to discuss these issues in Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese 321. Four credit hours.    HE

[431]    Business Chinese    Advanced Chinese language with a focus on vocabulary and sentence patterns that will facilitate research and discussion of, as well as participation in, China's vibrant business scene. Students will be immersed in a Chinese language environment and should be prepared to discuss issues related to business in China in Chinese. Formerly offered as Chinese 497. Prerequisite: Chinese 321. Four credit hours.    

[432]    Chinese Newspaper Reading    Provides students with the background necessary to read Chinese newspapers. Students will learn about newspaper genre, content, and vocabulary, as well as how to skim Chinese news and decode headlines. Formerly offered as CN498. Prerequisite: Chinese 321. Four credit hours.    

[450]    Contemporary Chinese Fiction: Readings, Writing, and Discussion    Close readings and analysis of selected short stories by contemporary Chinese authors. We will employ all four language modalities (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as we place these stories in their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contexts. Special attention to levels of language--the colloquial language of the characters in the texts and the formal language employed by literary scholars to discuss these works. Prerequisite: Chinese 321. Four credit hours.    

491f, 492s    Independent Study    Individual projects in areas where the student has demonstrated the interest and competence necessary for independent work. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Two to four credit hours.    FACULTY

497f    Classical Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture     An introduction to the sentence structures and vocabulary of classical Chinese (wenyanwen). Conducted in modern Chinese. Readings will consist of selections from classic philosophical, historical, and literary texts as well as supplemental texts in modern Chinese. We will employ all four modalities of modern Chinese (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to explore the cultural, historical, literary, and linguistic contexts of these classical texts. Prerequisite: Chinese 321. Four credit hours.    BESIO