2016-17 Catalog

Chinese (CHIN)

Courses

CHIN 001 Beginning Chinese Reading and Writing I 2 Credits

Introduction to the Chinese writing system and beginning character acquisition; reading practice with pinyin transcription system. (Fall) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 002 Beginning Chinese Reading and Writing II 2 Credits

Continuation of CHIN 001: continued character acquisition, reading practice in pinyin and simple character texts. Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 003 Beginning Spoken Chinese I 2 Credits

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese pronunciation, the pinyin transcription system, and modern colloquial Chinese; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 004 Beginning Spoken Chinese II 2 Credits

Continuation of CHIN 003: further practice with text based dialogues in modern colloquial Chinese; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 011 Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing I 2 Credits

Continued focus on vocabulary/character acquisition and text-based reading and writing exercises using Chinese characters. Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 012 Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing II 2 Credits

Continuation of CHIN 011: vocabulary/character acquisition and text-based reading and writing exercises using Chinese characters. Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 013 Intermediate Spoken Chinese I 2 Credits

Further development of communicative skills in Chinese using situational dialogues and class discussion; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 014 Intermed Spoken Chinese II 2 Credits

Continuation of CHIN 013: further development of communicative skills in Chinese using situational dialogues and class discussion; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 021 Survival Chinese 2 Credits

A brief introduction to the language and culture. Focus on speaking and listening skills. Lessons based on practical situations for living or traveling in China.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 091 Chinese Language & Culture Abroad I 1-8 Credits

Introductory intensive study of conversation in the language of the country; reading, development of writing skills and selected aspects of the culture.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 092 Chinese Language and Culture Abroad I (Part TWO) 3 Credits

Intensive study of conversation in Chinese, rapid review of the basic grammar, reading and analysis of basic interactive dialogues, development of writing skills, familiarity with select aspects of the culture.
Prerequisites: CHIN 021
Can be taken Concurrently: CHIN 021

CHIN 111 Advanced Chinese Reading & Writing I 2 Credits

Reading, translation, and writing practice using text-based exercises, short stories, essays, and other selected materials. Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 112 Advanced Chinese Reading & Writing II 2 Credits

Continuation of CHIN 111: reading, translation, writing exercises using text-based exercises, short stories, essays, and other selected materials. Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 113 Advanced Spoken Chinese I 2 Credits

Topical discussions and oral presentations in Chinese. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 114 Advanced Spoken Chinese II 2 Credits

Continuation of CHIN 113: topical discussions and oral presentations in Chinese. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken .
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 119 Writing Skills in Chinese 2 Credits

Students above the intermediate level of spoken and written Chinese work individually with the instructor on topics of their own choice.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 122 Intermediate Business Chinese 2 Credits

Introduction to Chinese business environment and business terminology. Emphasis on reading comprehension and translation.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 134 Chinese Short Stories 2 Credits

Supplementary reading designed for students at the intermediate level Chinese. Focus on improved reading and speaking proficiency. Reading materials will strengthen understanding of both contemporary and historical Chinese culture.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 191 Chinese Language & Culture Abroad II 1-8 Credits

Intensive study of conversation in the language of the country; rapid review of basic grammar, the reading and analysis of moderately difficult texts, development of rudimentary writing skills, supplemented study of selected aspects of contemporary civilization. Consent of department required. Must have proficiency examination in the target country.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 251 Chinese Special Topics 1-4 Credits

Materials not covered in regular courses. Students help design the course.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 252 Advanced Business Chinese 2 Credits

Directed readings on the Chinese business environment and business terminology. Emphasis on reading comprehension and translation.
Prerequisites: CHIN 112 or CHIN 114
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 253 Chinese Fiction 2 Credits

Students read modern Chinese short stories or a novel. Emphasis on reading comprehension and translation.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Prerequisites: CHIN 112 or CHIN 114
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 254 Intensive Chinese Conversation 2 Credits

Conversational practice based on topical readings. For advanced speakers only.
Prerequisites: CHIN 112 or CHIN 114
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 255 Newspaper Readings In Chinese 2 Credits

Newspaper readings in Chinese. Emphasis on reading comprehension and translation.
Prerequisites: CHIN 112 or CHIN 114
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 291 Chinese Language & Culture Abroad III 1-8 Credits

Intensive practice of speaking and writing in the language of the country aimed at providing the student with extensive proficiency of expression and the ability to discriminate linguistic usage. Idiomatic expressions and an introduction to stylistics. Reading and analysis of more difficult texts, supplemented by in-depth study of selected aspects of contemporary civilization. Consent of department required. Must have proficiency examination in the target country.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 300 Apprentice Teaching 1-4 Credits

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

CHIN 371 Advanced Readings in Chinese 1-4 Credits

Directed study of an author, genre, or period not covered in regular courses. Can be combined with select Asian Studies courses to include relevant readings in English. Consent of instructor required.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

CHIN 384 Research in Chinese Language and Culture Abroad 1-8 Credits

For students with advanced language skills to do research or work abroad in Chinese (above the third year level). Independent Study.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU