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Chinese Courses

CHIN 1110 - Beginning Chinese I

Goals: To introduce students to 350 individual Chinese characters and to basic vocabulary and grammar; to enable students to do simple translation and make conversation.

Content: Reading, writing, speaking and listening are all equally emphasized in this course. The vocabulary covered includes words for familiar topics and those that deal with everyday situations.

Taught: Annually, in fall term.

Credits: 4 credits

CHIN 1120 - Beginning Chinese II

Goals: To introduce students to 400 individual Chinese characters and to basic vocabulary and grammar; to enable students to do simple translation and make conversation.

Content: Reading, writing, speaking and listening are all equally emphasized in this course. The vocabulary covered includes words for familiar topics and those that deal with everyday situations.

Taught: Annually, in spring term.

Prerequisite: CHIN 1110.

Credits: 4 credits

CHIN 3110 - Intermediate Chinese I

Goals: To enable students to read and comprehend short essays and stories in simple non-technical prose, to develop conversational ability and to master the vocabulary and grammar introduced in their readings.

Content: Stories about daily experiences in China.

Taught: Annually, in fall term.

Prerequisite: CHIN 1120.

Credits: 4 credits

CHIN 3120 - Intermediate Chinese II

Goals: To enable students to read and comprehend short essays and stories in simple non-technical prose, to develop conversational ability and to master the vocabulary and grammar introduced in their readings.

Content: Stories about daily experiences in China.

Taught: Annually, in spring term.

Prerequisite: CHIN 3110.

Credits: 4 credits

CHIN 3600 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese I

Goals: To enhance the ability to communicate in Chinese by further developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing; to further awareness of Chinese culture.

Content: Emphasis on reading comprehension and speaking; acquisition of new characters and grammatical structures; review of characters and grammar already studied.

Taught: Annually.

Prerequisite: CHIN 3120 or equivalent.

Credits: 4 credits

CHIN 3620 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese II

Goals: As a continuation of CHIN 3600, to enhance the ability to communicate in Chinese by further developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing; to further awareness of Chinese culture.

Content: Emphasis on reading comprehension and speaking; acquisition of new characters and grammatical structures; review of characters and grammar already studied.

Taught: Annually.

Prerequisite: CHIN 3600 or equivalent.

Credits: 4 credits