Courses

CHINESE 1001 Chinese I: 5 semester hours

Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

CHINESE 1002 Chinese II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: Chinese I or equivalent. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese. Continuation of the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

CHINESE 1003 Chinese III: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 1002 or equivalent. Review and practice of vocabulary, fundamentals of grammar, syntax, reading and writing acquired in CHINESE 1002. This course is not a CHINESE 2101 equivalent and may not be counted towards a foreign language requirement.

CHINESE 1005 Chinese Calligraphy and Writing in East Asia: 1 semester hour

Same as JAPAN 1005. This course is an introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy and the history and basic features of the writing systems in East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the Chinese script and writing Chinese characters correctly with a calligraphy brush and ink. Students practice writing basic strokes and characters and creating their own calligraphic works.

CHINESE 1199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: CHINESE 1001 or concurrent enrollment in CHINESE 1001. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

CHINESE 2101 Intermediate Chinese I: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 1002 or equivalent. Grammar review and continued development of language skills.

CHINESE 2102 Intermediate Chinese II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 2101 or equivalent. Continuation of CHINESE 2101.

CHINESE 2150 Chinese Literature In Translation: 3 semester hours

A historical and critical introduction to great works in classical Chinese literature and culture. All required readings will be in English translation. This course may be repeated for credit with different literary works with departmental approval. This course satisfies the University cultural diversity requirement.

CHINESE 2190 Special Readings: 1-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 2102 or consent of the department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

CHINESE 2191 Special Topics in Chinese Culture: 3 semester hours

A topically organized introduction to Chinese culture and society. May be repeated for credit (up to 9 credits) when the topic varies.

CHINESE 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: CHINESE 2101 or concurrent enrollment in CHINESE 2101. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.