CHN 110 : Chinese Characters

Transcript title

Chinese Characters



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


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.

Learning outcomes

1. Recognize all 214+ Chinese character radicals
2. Write all 214+ Chinese character radicals with correct stroke order
3. Discuss general Chinese character etymology
4. Identify and discuss Chinese characters influence on Chinese and Asian culture

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