Chinese (CHIN)

Head of Department: Associate Professor Gustavo Nanclares

Department Office: Room 207, Oak Hall

1101. Elementary Chinese Level I

Please refer to the Critical Languages course descriptions. Consult the Program Director in Oak Hall 207 for more information.

1111. Elementary Chinese I

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Not open for credit to students who have had three or more years of Chinese in high school.

Development of ability to communicate in Chinese, orally and in writing.

1112. Elementary Chinese II

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Not open for credit to students who have had three or more years of Chinese in high school. Prerequisite: CHIN 1111.

Development of ability to communicate in Chinese, orally and in writing.

1113. Intermediate Chinese I

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Prerequisite: CHIN 1112.

Development of ability to communicate in Chinese, orally and in writing.

1114. Intermediate Chinese II

Four credits each semester. Four class periods and additional laboratory practice. Prerequisite: CHIN 1113.

Development of ability to communicate in Chinese, orally and in writing.

1121. Traditional Chinese Culture

Three credits. Taught in English.

Introduction to traditional Chinese culture prior to the 20th century. Survey of institutions, philosophy, art, literature, and social customs seen through a variety of media. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1122. Modern Chinese Culture

Three credits. Taught in English.

Introduction to modern Chinese culture from the fall of the Qing Dynasty to the present period. Survey of institutions, philosophy, and social customs seen through literature and films. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

1193. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3171. Chinese for Engineers

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 1114 or four years of Chinese in high school.

Introduction to the fields of engineering in Chinese. Preparation for the engineering and industrial job market in the Chinese-speaking world. Designed to meet the needs of students desiring to use Chinese as a tool for industry or commerce.

3210. Chinese Composition and Conversation I

Three credits. Three class periods. Prerequisite: CHIN 1114 or instructor consent. Taught in Chinese.

Development of high intermediate to advanced speaking and writing competency.

3211. Chinese Composition and Conversation II

Three credits. Three class periods. Prerequisite: CHIN 3210 or instructor consent.

Development of high intermediate to advanced speaking and writing competency. Taught in Chinese.

3220. Business Chinese

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 3210 or equivalent.

Introduction to Chinese business culture. Development of advanced Chinese written and oral competency in a business context. Taught in Chinese.

3230. Language and Identity in Greater China

Three credits.

Topics include role of language, linguistic indexing of socio-economic class, dialects and regional language variation, impact of state policies, linguistic borrowings, bilingualism and bicultural identity, and language shift and attrition in greater China. Taught in English. CA 4-INT

3240. Contemporary Chinese Film

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 1114 or equivalent.

Study of language and culture through contemporary Chinese films. In-depth development of listening and speaking skills. Films in Chinese with English subtitles. Taught in Chinese.

3250W. Advanced Chinese

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 3210 or equivalent; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Development of advanced reading, speaking, and writing competency in Chinese through modern and contemporary Chinese literature. Taught in Chinese. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

3260. Contemporary Chinese Culture

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 3210 or equivalent.

Introduction to popular culture in China and Chinese-speaking societies through contemporary literature, art, documentaries, and feature films. Taught in Chinese.

3270. Chinese Film

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 1121 and 1122.

Chinese film from the silent era to the present. Analytical skills and critical vocabulary to study Chinese film in its social and historical contexts. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

3271. Topics in Chinese Literature

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 1121 and 1122 or instructor consent.

Social and political issues in Chinese modernity and postmodernity. Taught in English.

3275. Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHIN 1112.

Introduction to Chinese phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, writing system, and sociolinguistic aspects. Taught in English.

3282. Women in Chinese Literature and Film

Three credits. Recommended preparation: CHIN 1121 and CHIN 1122 or equivalent.

Critical study of representations of women in Chinese film and literature from the early twentieth century to the present. Development of feminist movements in China and gender issues. In-depth development of listening and speaking skills. Films in Chinese with English subtitles. Taught in English and Chinese.

3293. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted prior to the student’s departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor. May be repeated for credit.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

3295. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

3299. Independent Study

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

 

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