Chinese (CHN)

CHN 101 Mandarin Chinese I (4 Credits)

Introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. First course of a three-course sequence. Introduces students to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and copying a limited number of Chinese characters.

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CHN 102 Mandarin Chinese II (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: CHN 101.

Introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Second course of a three-course sequence. Develops fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in communicative context.

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CHN 103 Mandarin Chinese III (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: CHN 102.

Introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Third course of a three-course sequence. Expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language with particular attention to handling uncomplicated social situations and developing writing and reading to meet a number of practical everyday needs.

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CHN 110 Chinese Characters (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: CHN 101.

An introductory course on Chinese Simplified Characters, with an emphasis on the recognition, writing, and etymology of said characters. This course will help the beginning student of Chinese, or those who have an interest in studying Chinese characters, learn to recognize many of the most common characters, write those characters using correct stroke order, and learn the etymology of many of those characters. Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of Chinese characters in Chinese culture, and Chinese character's influence in Asia in general. Note: This is not a calligraphy course.

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CHN 140 Contemporary Chinese Cultures (4 Credits)

Provides overviews of the dynamic ideologies, political policies, economics, geography, social structures, mass media presentations, and arts and literature, since the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 to the present. No background in Chinese languages is required.

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CHN 141 Chinese Culture Through Film (4 Credits)

Introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through viewing and analyzing cinema. Examines how traditional Asian visual arts and centuries-old cultural tradition influenced filmmakers. No background in Chinese languages is required.

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CHN 201 Second Year Mandarin Chinese I (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: CHN 103.

The first course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture.

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CHN 202 Second Year Mandarin Chinese II (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: CHN 201.

The second course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture.

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CHN 203 Second Year Mandarin Chinese III (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: CHN 202.

The third course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture.

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CHN 298 Independent Study: Chinese (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisites: instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: prior coursework in the discipline.

Individualized, advanced study in Chinese to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. P/NP grading.

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