CHIN - Chinese

CHIN101 Intensive Elementary Chinese I (6 Credits)

Introduction to speaking, reading, and writing Chinese with an emphasis on mastering the essentials of pronunciation, basic characters and structural patterns.

Prerequisite: Must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

CHIN102 Elementary Spoken Chinese (3 Credits)

Continued study of grammatical patterns and vocabulary buildup with particular emphasis on conversation.

Prerequisite: CHIN101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Corequisite: CHIN103.

Additional Information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN 103.

CHIN103 Elementary Written Chinese (3 Credits)

Continued study of grammatical patterns and buildup of vocabulary with particular emphasis on reading and writing.

Prerequisite: CHIN101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Corequisite: CHIN102.

Additional Information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN102.

CHIN105 Elementary Chinese - Accelerated Track (3 Credits)

Accelerated instruction in Mandarin Chinese at the elementary level for students with prior Chinese language background, either through home use or formal instruction.

Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Restriction: Must not have completed CHIN103, CHIN102, or CHIN101.

CHIN169 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

CHIN201 Intermediate Spoken Chinese I (3 Credits)

Emphasis on development of conversational skills with vocabulary build-up and controlled conversation.

Prerequisite: CHIN102; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Corequisite: CHIN202.

Additional Information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN202.

CHIN202 Intermediate Written Chinese I (3 Credits)

Reading and writing skills with emphasis on grammar and Chinese characters.

Prerequisite: CHIN103; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Corequisite: CHIN201.

Additional Information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN201.

CHIN203 Intermediate Spoken Chinese II (3 Credits)

Continuation of CHIN201.

Prerequisite: CHIN201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Corequisite: CHIN204.

Additional Information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN204.

CHIN204 Intermediate Written Chinese II (3 Credits)

Continuation of CHIN202.

Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Corequisite: CHIN203.

Additional Information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN203.

CHIN205 Intermediate Chinese - Accelerated Track (3 Credits)

Accelerated instruction in Mandarin Chinese at the intermediate level for students with prior Chinese language background, either through home use or formal instruction.

Prerequisite: Must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Restriction: Must not have completed CHIN201, CHIN203, CHIN202, or CHIN204.

CHIN213 Chinese Poetry into English: An Introduction (3 Credits)

Issues in the intercultural and interlingual interpretation of foreign literature through the study of Western translations of and scholarship on selected Chinese poets. No knowledge of Chinese required.

CHIN214 Introduction to Chinese Literature (3 Credits)

Introduction to Chinese literature in its historical context. Readings include different genres of Chinese literatures such as Confucius, Du Fu and Lu Xun, medical texts, sutras, maps, gazettes. Taught in English.

CHIN215 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy (3 Credits)

How should one make moral choices? What is the best way to live a moral life? How should the state be organized to best encourage proper human behavior? And what happens if the state comes to be formed as an empire? What are the proper moral ways to respond? Questions such as these were at the heart of early Chinese philosophical debates (roughly fifth through first centuries BCE). This course will be study of how the early Chinese thinkers wrestled with these questions and what responses they gave. As we will quickly see, the views that arose in early China were among the most powerful and influential in human history. Regardless of whether one agrees with these views or not, they should be studied and taken seriously by anyone who cares about ethics and politics.

Additional Information: Course is taught in English. No previous knowledge of Chinese philosophy and history will be assumed and no prerequisites are required.

CHIN220 Beginning Chinese Calligraphy (3 Credits)

Introduction to techniques, history, and culture of Chinese calligraphy. Extensive hands-on practice. Taught in English.

CHIN269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

CHIN301 Advanced Chinese I (3 Credits)

Readings in expository and fictional writing with conversation and composition.

Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.

CHIN302 Advanced Chinese II (3 Credits)

Continuation of CHIN301.

Prerequisite: CHIN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.

CHIN305 Life in China through TV Plays I (3 Credits)

Using authentic Chinese language material in short TV plays to learn about society and life in China.

Prerequisite: CHIN203 and CHIN204; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

CHIN306 Life in China through TV Plays II (3 Credits)

Continuation of CHIN305 using authentic Chinese language material in TV plays to learn about society and life in China.

Prerequisite: CHIN305; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

CHIN307 Linguistic Landscape of China (3 Credits)

Comprehensive introduction to Chinese and other major languages in the Sino-Tibetan, Altaic, Austroasiatic, and Austronesian families, all of which are spoken in China. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CHIN204 or above; or permission of Chinese Program Advisor.

CHIN313 Chinese Poetry and Prose in Translation (3 Credits)

Writing of the major poets, essayists, and historians from the 10th century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

CHIN315 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (3 Credits)

Major works of fiction and drama from 1920 to the present read in the context of social and literary change. Emphasis on western and traditional Chinese influences on the writers and their works. No knowledge of Chinese required.

CHIN321 Classical Chinese I (3 Credits)

Introductory classical Chinese using literacy and historical sources in the original language.

Prerequisite: CHIN207; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

Credit Only Granted for: CHIN321 or CHIN403.

Formerly: CHIN403.

CHIN322 Classical Chinese II (3 Credits)

Further classical studies by various writers from famous ancient philosophers to prominent scholars before the new culture movement.

Prerequisite: CHIN403 and CHIN321; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

CHIN331 Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice (3 Credits)

History of the writing system; major scripts, modes, and styles. Intermediate brushwork and lectures on the culture. Characters for practice selected to correspond to lecture topics. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: CHIN220; or permission of instructor.

CHIN369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

CHIN386 Experiential Learning (3-6 Credits)

CHIN388 Topics in Chinese Literature in Translation (3 Credits)

Analysis of significant themes and structures in Chinese literature. No knowledge of Chinese required.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

CHIN389 Language House Spring Colloquium (1 Credit)

For students residing in the Language House Immersion Program. Focuses on the development of skills in the target language and acquiring the cultural knowledge of the countries that speak the target language.

Restriction: Must be a resident of Language House.

Repeatable to: 8 credits.

CHIN401 Readings in Modern Chinese I (3 Credits)

Readings in history, politics, economics, sociology, and literature. Emphasis on wide-ranging, rapid reading, reinforced by conversations and compositions.

Prerequisite: CHIN302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.

CHIN402 Readings in Modern Chinese II (3 Credits)

Continuation of CHIN401.

Prerequisite: CHIN401; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.

CHIN408 Selected Readings in Classical Chinese (3 Credits)

Selected readings in Classical Chinese, including important representative works of history, poetry, and parallel prose. Close attention is paid to matters of grammar and phonology in the readings. Content will differ each time this course is offered.

Prerequisite: CHIN321; and must have knowledge of Pinyin.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

CHIN411 Business Chinese I (3 Credits)

Conversation, reading, and writing applicable to Chinese business transactions, social meetings, and meetings with government organizations, plus background material in English on professional business practices and social customs associated with business.

Prerequisite: CHIN402; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.

CHIN412 Business Chinese II (3 Credits)

Continuation of CHIN411.

Prerequisite: CHIN402; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.

CHIN415 Readings in Current Newspapers and Periodicals (3 Credits)

Reading of periodical literature on selected topics with discussions and essays in Chinese.

Prerequisite: CHIN402; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.

CHIN418 Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film (3 Credits)

Various approaches to the most recent textual productions of China and Taiwan. Taught in Chinese.

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

CHIN422 Advanced Chinese Grammar (3 Credits)

Chinese sentence patterns studied and contrasted with English and in terms of current pedagogical as well as linguistic theories. Taught in English and Chinese.

Prerequisite: CHIN302; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

CHIN428 Selected Topics in Chinese Linguistics (3 Credits)

Undergraduate seminar in Chinese linguistics. Topics may include the ancient writing system, historical phonology, dialectology, prosody and rhyming, grammar and the history of the language as a whole. This course may be repeated with different content, and satisfies the linguistics requirement for the Chinese major. Students are expected to be in at least Third Year Chinese. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

CHIN429 Selected Topics in Chinese Studies (3 Credits)

In-depth study of a particular aspect of Chinese cultural, linguistic, literary studies. Specific topic to be announced when course is offered. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: CHIN315.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

CHIN441 Traditional Chinese Fiction (3 Credits)

Major works of fiction from the 4th century tales of the marvelous through the 19th century Qing novel. Readings are in classical Chinese and English. Designed for students with advanced language skills. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

CHIN443 Cultural Histories of Medicine in China (3 Credits)

Investigates medical knowledge through traditional Chinese approaches to the body and beliefs about healing, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, prayer, ritual and folk medicine. Taught in English.

Restriction: Permission of department, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

CHIN499 Directed Study in Chinese (1-3 Credits)

Readings in Chinese under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.