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1101. Elem Chinese I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students with no prior contact with Chinese.

Grading Basis: Graded

Self-instruction in speaking, understanding, reading and writing elementary Chinese.

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1111. Elementary Chinese I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had three or more years of Chinese in high school. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CHIN 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1112, 1113, 1114.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1112. Elementary Chinese II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1111; not open to students who have had three or more years of Chinese in high school. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CHIN 1102, 1103, 1104, 1113, 1114.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1113. Intermediate Chinese I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1112. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CHIN 1103, 1104, 1114.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1114. Intermediate Chinese II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1113. Not open for credit to students who have passed CHIN 1104 or 3210.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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1121. Traditional Chinese Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1122. Modern Chinese Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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3171. Chinese for Engineers

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1114 or four years of Chinese in high school

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3210. Chinese Composition and Conversation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1114

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3211. Chinese Composition and Conversation II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 3210 or instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3220. Business Chinese

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 3210 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3230. Language & Identity in Greater China

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3240. Contemporary Chinese Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1114 or equivalent

Grading Basis: Graded

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.\

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3250W. Advanced Chinese

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 3210 or equivalent; ENGL 1010, 1011, or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3260. Contemporary Chinese Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 3210 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3270. Chinese Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1121-1122

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3271. Topics in Chinese Literature

Also offered as: AAAS 3271

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1121-1122 or consent of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3275. Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1112

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3282. Women in Chinese Literature and Film

Also offered as: AAAS 3282

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: CHIN 1121 and 1122 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Taught in English.

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3293. Foreign Study

1.00 - 9.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor.

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3295. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites, required preparation, recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3299. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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