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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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CHIN 101 - FOUNDATIONS - CHINESE I
Chinese Language Course 1, the first part of a yearlong pursuit, offers an an introduction to the basic phonetic and grammatical patterns of the language. It emphasizes the acquisition of Chinese language skills to satisfy basic communications in Chinese-speaking countries or communities. Simple audio-oral communication is practiced with essential vocabulary. Listening, speaking and reading are developed concurrently at an easy level with an emphasis on audio-oral skills. Topics in this course are common themes in everyday life of Chinese-speaking people and include greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, visiting friends, making appointments, studying Chinese, school life, shopping, and transportation. These themes will be presented, discussed and practiced in authentic communicative contexts with the help of Chinese cultural products such as handicraft, film, literature, music and history. Learning language requires continuous practice and attention to linguistic detail. The class will be conducted mostly in Chinese so as to offer students enough target language input in an immersive environment. Therefore, students are expected to be active learners of the language. Grammar explanations will be presented as needed in meaningful contexts. Research shows that, while grammar is very important, language is acquired through using it meaningfully rather than memorizing linguistic rules. An additional key part of this course is to nurture students’ cultural competence through presenting and discussing essential aspects of Chinese culture relevant to topics of this course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

CHIN 102 - FOUNDATIONS - CHINESE II
Chinese Language Course II is the second part of a yearlong pursuit. Students will build on the language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) needed to communicate at a basic level with native speakers. The emphasis throughout the semester will be on the active use of the target language. Simple audio-oral communication is practiced with essential vocabulary. Listening, speaking and reading are developed concurrently at an easy level with an emphasis on audio-oral skills. Topics in this course are common themes in everyday life of Chinese-speaking people and include greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, visiting friends, making appointments, studying Chinese, school life, shopping, and transportation. These themes will be presented, discussed and practiced in authentic communicative contexts through readings, video clips, class discussions, and online activities that enrich students’ vocabulary as well as their understanding of the culture and society. The class will be conducted mostly in Chinese so as to offer students enough target language input in an immersive environment. Therefore, students are expected to be active learners of the language. Grammar explanations will be presented as needed in meaningful contexts. An additional key pan of this course is to nurture students’ cultural competence through presenting and discussing essential aspects of Chinese culture relevant to topics of this course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness

CHIN 200 - IS:

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Language Department

CHIN 201 - INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
FORMERLY LANG-261 - This course is designed for students who have a previous foundation in basic grammar and vocabulary and want to expand their knowledge and command of the spoken and written language. Students will learn to handle communicative tasks in a variety of social and cultural situations. They will be reading texts of moderate difficulty and writing short compositions or dialogues. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

CHIN 300 - IS:

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Language Department


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