Chinese Course Offerings

CO = Co-requisite ● POI = Permission of Instructor ● PR = Prerequisite ● RE = Recommended ● XL = Cross-listed

Requirements for the Minor in Chinese Studies
Students who minor in Chinese studies must complete 18 hours, including CHIN 201 and 15 additional hours from any CHIN course above 201; any CHST course; HIST 3610/PHIL 361, 3611, 3640; or PLSC 352. At least one course must be taken from each department.

101 Introductory Chinese I (4) A basic course designed to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and an awareness of the Chinese culture.

102 Introductory Chinese II (4) (PR: CHIN 101 or placement) A continuation of CHIN 101.

201 Intermediate Chinese I (3) (PR: CHIN 102 or placement) A continuation of the study of the Chinese language at the intermediate level.

202 Intermediate Chinese II (3) (PR: CHIN 201 or placement) A continuation of CHIN 201.

301 Chinese Composition and Conversation I (3) (PR: CHIN 202 or placement) This course is designed to enhance students’ oral proficiency, with additional emphases on reading comprehension and basic composition.

302 Chinese Composition and Conversation II (3) (PR: CHIN 301 or placement) As a continuation of Chinese Composition and Conversation I, this course is for students who have studied Chinese for five semesters (or placement equivalent) and have developed a basic sense of Chinese culture and language. The objective of this course is to improve students’ oral communication and writing skills.

341 Business Chinese (3) (PR: CHIN 301) This course is designed to develop skills in the Chinese language and current practices used when conducting business in Chinese. The skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese will be taught and practiced in audio materials, motivating texts, and other sources in business topics in the Chinese context.

401 Advanced Chinese I (3) (PR: CHIN 302) A high-intermediate to low-advanced level course in Chinese designed to develop skills in oral/written communication, reading ability, acquisition of vocabulary, and cultural competency. Discussions, oral presentations, and essays on material from Chinese magazine articles, short stories, and video clips.

402 Advanced Chinese II (3) (PR: CHIN 401) The aim of this course is to help advanced level Chinese learners promote Chinese language and culture awareness from extremely wide ranges. Students will be exposed to longer Chinese articles ranging in a variety of styles. Advanced oral expression and composition are emphasized as well as strengthening reading and vocabulary. Chinese culture and literature are incorporated into every class assignment and lecture.

442 Directed Studies in Chinese (1-9) (PR: CHIN 202) Directed independent study in Chinese on a topic approved by the department. See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6) See Catalog.
446 Readings (1-9) See Catalog.
448 Research (1-9) See Catalog.
450 Seminar (1-9) See Catalog.
452 Special Projects (1-9) See Catalog.
458 Special Topics (1-6) See Catalog.

Chinese Studies Courses

1110 Chinese Calligraphy (1) An introductory course on Chinese calligraphy, the art of brush writing. Through this course, students will learn the history, basic styles, and techniques of Chinese calligraphy. It is a hands-on course for learning brush writing. Chinese culture in this respect is introduced as well. The instruction will be in English. No Chinese learning background is required.

3470 Special Topics (1-6) See Catalog.
4004 Readings (1-9) See Catalog.
4005 Directed Study (1-6) See Catalog.
4006 Seminar (1-9) See Catalog.
4007 Internship (1-6) See Catalog.