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.