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Chinese (CHIN)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1010. First Year Chinese I. 4. [{none}<>H] Fundamentals of grammar, conversation, and reading. Introduction to Chinese culture through the language.

1020. First Year Chinese II. 4. [{none}<>H] Fundamentals of grammar, conversation, and reading. Introduction to Chinese culture through the language. Prerequisite: CHIN 1010 or equivalent.

1101. First-Year Seminar. 3. [{none}<>FYS]

JumpLink2030. Second Year Chinese I. 4. Grammar, composition, conversation and more vocabulary in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1020 or equivalent.

2040. Second Year Chinese II. 4. Further studies in grammar composition, conversation and more vocabulary in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2030 or equivalent.

2041. Contemporary and Traditional Chinese Culture. 3. Designed to provide those with a serious interest in China and Chinese language with a cultural context for learning Chinese language. Incorporates economic and social material to give students a clear view of Chinese culture with an emphasis on Chinese language instruction. Prerequisite: CHIN 2030.

JumpLink3050. Intermediate Composition and Conversation. 3. Develop abilities to read and write complex Chinese texts with an intermediate level of understanding, including texts in both conversational and narrative styles. Reading and writing skills will build considerably on the skills learned in two years of university study in Chinese language. Prerequisite: CHIN 2040 or equivalent.

3055. Business Chinese. 3. [G<>COM2] Comprehensive course on business language skills. For students with proficiency in Mandarin at the Intermediate Mid level or higher. Focus is on language functions for the workplace. Productive skills, both spoken and written, will include the composition of extended frequently-used business documents. Prerequisite: CHIN 3050 or equivalent.

3065. Intermediate Composition and Conversation II. 3. Students will not only understand and construct complex speech and writing but will gain the ability to do so effectively to persuade, discuss and communicate accurately with native Chinese speakers. Students will be able to relate topics such as personal experience, daily routine, reports, opinions and judgment in well-written Chinese paragraphs. Prerequisite: CHIN 3050 or equivalent.

3160. See Movies, Touch China. 3. [{none}<>H] This course combines exploration of classical and contemporary Chinese cultures through prominent Chinese films. The audio-video materials selected will be discussed in their historical context. Students will explore the transformations China has undergone, and will seek to understand the Chinese mindset. Prerequisite: COM1.

JumpLink4070. Business Chinese II. 3. Apply previously acquired skills in complex Chinese language and business topics to the thorough analysis of case studies in Chinese business scenarios. Students will be able to read, discuss, and reach conclusions based on case studies of international companies in China and Chinese companies in international markets. Prerequisite: CHIN 3055.

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