Chinese (CHN)

CHN 101. Elementary Chinese I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for those students who are beginning the study of Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn to communicate in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese and will study the cultural contexts in which it is used.

CHN 102. Elementary Chinese II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for those students who are beginning the study of Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn to communicate in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese and will study the cultural contexts in which it is used.

CHN 103. Intermediate Chinese I. 3 Credit Hours.

The course will emphasize increased proficiency in Chinese conversation with special emphasis on speech styles and levels. Students will learn to function linguistically in a wide variety of practical situations. Reading of simple texts will begin as students practice between 300-400 basic kanji characters. Writing skills will be developed in short letters and compositions.

Prerequisites: CHN 102 or permission from Instructor.

CHN 104. Intermediate Chinese II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course builds upon the skills acquired in CHN 103 and will expand students' knowledge of spoken and written Chinese. Through class discussions, assignments, and readings, students will converse on a variety of advanced topics, build a larger and more complex vocabulary, and examine current events and nuanced aspects of Chinese culture. In addition, students will improve written skills through a variety of writing tasks and formats.

CHN 224C. Experiencing China II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a continuation of CHN 223. It is a course for students from Nazareth College who have completed CHN 223 and students from other colleges in the consortium who have studied Chinese at the college level for two years. It is a specially designed course which alls all students- Nazareth students in the classroom and students at other colleges from long distance-to access the instructor's instruction simultaneously with the support of synchronized and hybrid technologies. the course continues to cultivate a comprehensive ability of speaking, reading, and writing Chinese beyond the intermediate levels. Specifially, the course is designed to provide students with (1) solid knowledge of Chinese grammar which allows students to understand and express relatively complicated ideas using Chinese; (2) around 400 most used new Chinese characters; (3) ability to communicate effectively with others on everyday topics in Chinese, and (4) a further understanding of Chinese culture and history. (NOTE: THIS COURSE IS PART OF THE UNYLC FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONSORTIUM. HOST SCHOOL IS NAZARETH. PLEASE SEE THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE OR THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT FOR A REGISTRATION FORM AND GUIDELINES).