Academic Catalog

Chinese (3502)

3502:101. Beginning Chinese I. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Acquisition of basic reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression in everyday situations through culturally authentic media and texts.

3502:102. Beginning Chinese II. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3502:101 or equivalent. Acquisition of basic reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression in everyday situations through culturally authentic media and texts.

3502:201. Intermediate Chinese I. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3502:102 or equivalent. Continuing acquisition of speaking, listening, comprehension, reading, and writing competency through use of culturally authentic materials; emphasis on developing accuracy of self-expression. (Conducted in Chinese.)

3502:202. Intermediate Chinese II. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3502:201 or equivalent. Continuing acquisition of speaking, listening, comprehension, reading, and writing competency through use of culturally authentic materials; emphasis on developing accuracy of self-expression. (Conducted in Chinese.)

3502:210. Chinese Culture Through Film. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 32 credit hours including 3300:111 and 3300:112 or equivalent. Exploration of Chinese culture through viewing of films subtitled in English. Readings and discussions in English. Does not count toward minor in Chinese.

3502:301. Chinese Conversation. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3502:202 or equivalent. Continuing development of oral expression, listening comprehension and conversational ability, with emphasis on expressing and supporting opinions. (Conducted in Chinese.)

3502:302. Chinese Composition. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3502:202 or equivalent. Development of writing skills through intensive practice and study of written expression in Chinese. Emphasis on composing extensive descriptive narrations and personal letters. (Conducted in Chinese).

3502:303. Chinese Conversation Through Media. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3502:202 or equivalent. Development of oral expression and listening comprehension, with emphasis on discussing current topics and expressing and supporting opinions based on media clips. (Conducted in Chinese.)

3502:304. Chinese Reading and Writing. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3502:202 or equivalent. Continuing development of reading ability through study of Chinese publications, and writing summaries of the texts. (Conducted in Chinese.)

3502:311. Chinese Cultural Experience Abroad. (1-8 Credits)

Prerequisite: Residence and study abroad in a Chinese-speaking country. May be repeated once with different content. Only 8 credits allowable for minor in Chinese.

3502:422. Special Topics in Language Skills, or Culture or Literature. (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Two of the group [3502:301, 3502:302, 3502:303, 3502:304]. Development of specialized language skills or reading of significant works of literature or culture not studied in other courses. (May be repeated once under different topic for a total of 8 credits.)

3502:497. Individual Reading in Chinese. (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3502:202. Individual study under guidance of professor who directs and coordinates student's reading and research. May be repeated once for a total of 8 credits.