Chinese Courses

Winter 2015

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First-Year Chinese II

CHIN 112 - Fu, Lu (Multiple Sections)

A continuation of CHIN 111. Further work on modern spoken and written Chinese.

Second-Year Chinese II

CHIN 262 - Lu, Zhu (Multiple Sections)

A continuation of CHIN 261 with intensive drill in spoken Chinese closely coordinated with acquiring Chinese characters and reinforcing sentence patterns.

Third-Year Chinese II

CHIN 302 - Lu

A continuation of CHIN 301 with added emphasis on writing.

Advanced Chinese II: Contemporary Fiction

CHIN 312 - Zhu

This course focuses on advanced readings in Chinese literature with intensive practice in speaking and writing. The texts analyzed are authentic modern literary works from both China and Taiwan .

Introduction to Classical Chinese

CHIN 315 - Fu

This course is an introduction to the basic grammar and syntax of classical Chinese, the standard written language in China for over two millennia until the early 20th century (and for many centuries the first written language in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, as well). Literary, historical, philosophical, or political texts from the premodern Chinese era are selected for oral discussion and for written exercise. The aim of the course is to help students gain reading knowledge of and be able to appreciate the treasure house of the ancient Chinese culture.


Fall 2014

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First-Year Chinese I

CHIN 111 - Fu, Lu (Multiple Sections)

An introduction to modern spoken and written Chinese. In addition to classroom drill in speaking and reading, extensive use is made of both the language laboratory and the computer in outside preparation.

Second-Year Chinese I

CHIN 261 - Lu, Zhu (Multiple Sections)

A continuation of first-year Chinese with intensive drill in spoken Chinese closely coordinated with acquiring Chinese characters and reinforcing sentence patterns. Audiovisual materials are used extensively.

Third-Year Chinese I

CHIN 301 - Lu

This course is focused upon reinforcement of Chinese structural patterns and extensive acquisition of Chinese characters, as well as topical conversational practice and the introduction of much cultural information essential to communication in Chinese.

Introduction to Business and Legal Chinese

CHIN 305 - Fu

This course provides basic knowledge of the Chinese language necessary for doing business and for handling legal issues. Topics are selected that represent typical business and legal use of the language, and discussion of the grammar. Certain language features and their use and context are provided. Extensive drills and practices of the sentence patterns and specialized vocabulary, both in and out of class, further help students use the business and legal Chinese appropriately.

Advanced Chinese I

CHIN 311 - Zhu

Advanced readings with discussion in Chinese. This course reinforces Chinese structural patterns and extensive acquisition of Chinese characters and enhances students' ability to speak and to write. Topics involving current Chinese culture are introduced and discussed.


Spring 2014

We do not offer any courses this term.