Chinese

Courses

CHI 101. Basic Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Mandarin Chinese or have placed into this course by examination.

CHI 141. Basic Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): CHI 101 or placement by examination.

CHI 170. Study Abroad. 3 Hours

Study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is Chinese, focusing on the culture and civilization of the country. Conducted in English. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when topic and content change. Prerequisite(s): CHI 101 (may be taken as a corequisite).

CHI 201. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I. 4 Hours

Expansion and extension of proficiency and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): CHI 141 or placement by examination.

CHI 202. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II. 4 Hours

Continued development of proficiency and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Prerequisite(s): CHI 201 or placement by examination.

CHI 301. Communicating in Chinese. 3 Hours

Further development of communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese through extensive practice in language use. With improved linguistic skills, students will learn to use the language with a growing awareness of cultural appropriateness. Prerequisite(s): CHI 201 or equivalent.

CHI 313. Chinese Conversation and Composition I. 3 Hours

Intensive practice to further develop students’ language skills in Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on vocabulary expansion, refinement of grammar and style, improvement of writing, as well as a growing understanding of typical Chinese communicative conventions in language use. Prerequisite(s): (CHI 202 or CHI 301) or equivalent.

CHI 314. Chinese Conversation and Composition II. 3 Hours

CHI 314 is a continuation of intensive practice to further develop students’ language skills in Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on vocabulary development, refinement of grammar and style, improvement of writing, as well as a growing understanding of typical Chinese communicative conventions in language use. Prerequisite(s): CHI 313 or equivalent.

CHI 345. Chinese Civilization and Culture. 3 Hours

Introduction to the culture and civilization of China with an emphasis on how the key ideas and practices of Chinese culture shape the daily lives of contemporary Chinese people. Taught in English.

CHI 391. Directed Study. 1-3 Hours

Guided study on selected topics and/or issues involving language proficiency, literature, linguistics or culture under the supervision of an instructor. Admission to this course and number of semester hours require approval of the chairperson. May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite(s): CHI 202; permission of department chairperson.