Chinese courses

CHIN 101: Intro Chinese Lang & Culture

Covers the basic skills of conversing, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese. Includes conceptual structures which underlie Chinese discourse, sentence structure, and the cultural and social conventions that characterize daily use. Emphasizes Chinese sound system with attention to tone system, mastery of Pin-yin Romanization system, and Chinese characters.

Units: 4 — 4

CHIN 102: Beg Chinese II (Mandarin)

Continues work on the four basic skills within a proficiency format. Emphasizes building lexicon in spoken and written forms, and using context and strategies to ascertain meaning without knowing the structures and lexicon of an authentic text. (Prereq: CHIN 101: Intro Chinese Lang & Culture (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

CHIN 103: Beg Chinese Conv I

Introduces conversational ability using daily life, structures, and vocabulary. (Coreq: CHIN 101: Intro Chinese Lang & Culture (4 units))

Units: 2 — 2

CHIN 104: Beg Chin Conv II

Continues developing conversational ability using daily life, structures, and vocabulary. (Coreq: CHIN 102: Beg Chinese II (Mandarin) (4 units))

Units: 2 — 2

CHIN 195: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in the Chinese language and/or culture.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 196: Field Studies

Individualizes student placement for field study as related to Chinese.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 197: Independent Study

Allows lower-division students to independently study a particular aspect of Chinese culture and language. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 201: Intrm Chinese I(Mandarin)

Continues the four basic skills within a proficiency format. Emphasizes building lexicon in spoken and written forms, and using context and strategies to ascertain meaning without knowing the authentic text.

Units: 4 — 4

CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II

Continues the four basic skills within a proficiency format. Emphasizes building lexicon in spoken and written forms, and using context and strategies to ascertain meaning without knowing the authentic text.

Units: 4 — 4

CHIN 203: Intermed Chinese Conv I

Enhances skills in speaking Mandarin Chinese. Emphasizes conversational ability using daily life, structures, and vocabulary. [(Prereq: CHIN 102: Beg Chinese II (Mandarin) (4 units)) and (Coreq: CHIN 201: Intrm Chinese I(Mandarin) (4 units) and CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II (4 units))]

Units: 2 — 2

CHIN 204: Intermed Chinese Conv II

Continues skills in speaking Mandarin Chinese. Emphasizes conversational ability using daily life, structures, and vocabulary. [(Prereq: CHIN 102: Beg Chinese II (Mandarin) (4 units)) and (Coreq: CHIN 201: Intrm Chinese I(Mandarin) (4 units) and CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II (4 units))]

Units: 2 — 2

CHIN 297: Independent Study

Individual study of a particular aspect of the culture, language, or civilization of the Chinese-speaking world. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 301: Adv Chinese I (Mandarin)

Concentrates on language mastery using spoken and written materials such as newspaper articles, modern expository prose, TV, plays, and movies. (Coreq: CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

CHIN 302: Adv Chinese II (Mandarin)

Continues concentration on language mastery using spoken and written materials such as newspaper articles, modern expository prose, TV, plays, and movies. (Coreq: CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

CHIN 395: Special Topics

Provides orientation and preparation for a study-abroad experience in the Chinese mainland.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 396: Field Studies

Individualizes student placement for field study as related to Chinese.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 397: Independent Study

Individual study of a particular aspect of Chinese language, culture, or civilization. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 497: Independent Study

Individual study of a particular aspect of Chinese language, culture, or civilization. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 595: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Chinese. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 596: Field Studies

Individualizes student placement for in-depth field study.

Units: 1 — 6

CHIN 597: Independent Study

Individual study of a particular aspect of Chinese language, culture, or civilization. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6