Courses of Instruction in Chinese

 

Chinese Minor Requirements
 

CHI 101 - Elementary Chinese I


An introduction to the language with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Offered fall semester.

Credits: 4

 

CHI 102 - Elementary Chinese II


Continuation of CHI 101. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in CHI 101.

Credits: 4

 

CHI 180 - Special Topics in Chinese


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 100-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

 

CHI 185 - Supplementary Elementary Chinese


Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 201 - Intermediate Chinese I


Continued study of grammar and vocabulary aimed at the mastery of more difficult reading and conversation. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in CHI 102.

Credits: 4

 

CHI 202 - Intermediate Chinese II


Continuation of CHI 201. Fulfills World Perspectives. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in CHI 201.

Credits: 4

 

CHI 280 - Special Topics in Chinese


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 200-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. No more than four credits can be applied to the minor or major. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

 

CHI 285 - Supplementary Intermediate Chinese


Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 301 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese I


This is a continuation of Intermediate Chinese II CHI 202.  In this class, students continue to build vocabulary and sentence structures of Mandarin Chinese. More importantly, students shall become more proficient in the language, both written and spoken. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: CHI 202.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 302 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese II


This is a continuation of Advanced Intermediate Chinese I CHI 301.  In this class, students continue to build vocabulary and sentence structures of Mandarin Chinese.  More importantly, students shall become more proficient in the language, both written and spoken. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: CHI 301.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 321 - Ancient Chinese Culture


Explores the beautiful and rich lifestyle of ancient China through arts, music, and literature in translation. Covers archaic times (twelfth century B.C. through post-Han dynasty (fifth century A.D.). Offered fall semester on demand.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 322 - Classical Chinese Culture


Explores the beautiful and rich lifestyle of classical China through art, music, and literature in translation. Covers the Sui-T’ang (sixth century A.D.) through the Ch’ing dynasty (nineteenth century). Offered winter semester on demand.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 341 - Introduction to Classical Chinese


The classical Chinese language, also known as literary Chinese, is the doorway into the fascinating world of Chinese culture.  It has been the primary form of communication for at least three thousand years.  In this course, we will study the language through readings in early philosophical, historical, and poetic texts. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: CHI 201.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 351 - Practical Chinese


Learning a language from a textbook is only the beginning of the journey to becoming proficient in that language. This course will explore the practical uses of Mandarin Chinese in such areas as different forms of mass media, advertising, non-fiction reference materials, packaging, entertainment, music and the Internet. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: CHI 202.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 380 - Special Topics in Chinese


Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 385 - Supplementary Advanced Chinese


Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 386 - Chinese Culture and Society - in Taiwan


Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 387 - Chinese Culture and Society - in China


Of varying focus, the course makes use of the history, culture, and society of a host country in order to highlight disciplinary perspectives in context. To be taught in that country (or countries) as part of an approved study abroad program. By permit only. Credit may vary.

Credits: 3

 

CHI 480 - Special Topics in Chinese


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 400-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

 

CHS 495 - Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies


Gives students the opportunity to integrate the diverse dimensions of Chinese Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.  Through active reading, discussion, and production of a thesis, students will review Chinese literature and culture, historical and political trajectories, philosophical thoughts, the challenges of development and modernity, and major contemporary issues. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: Senior standing with a major in Chinese Studies.

Credits: 3

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