Academic Catalog

Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 100  Elementary Chinese I  3 cr.  

This course, designed for absolute beginners with no previous knowledge of the language, introduces students to spoken Mandarin Chinese with the aid of Pinyin system and elementary level of reading and writing Chinese characters.

CHIN 102  Elementary Chinese II  3 cr.  

This course, a continuation of Elementary Chinese I, is designed for students who have successfully completed CHIN 100. It introduces students to spoken Mandarin Chinese with the aid of Pinyin system and elementary level of reading and writing Chinese characters (simplified).

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 100
CHIN 201  Intermediate Chinese I  3 cr.  

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed two elementary Chinese courses. Apart from reinforcing pronunciation and tone accuracy, the course will emphasize the basic syntax and grammar as well as build up a working vocabulary around daily situational Chinese. Students will begin to read and write Chinese characters without the aid of Pinyin system.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102
CHIN 202  Intermediate Chinese II  3 cr.  

This course, a continuation of Intermediate Chinese I, is designed to advance students' skills in both written and conversational Chinese. With spoken Chinese, students are expected to have longer conversations on a wide range of topics. With around 600 commonly used words accumulated in CHIN 100, CHIN 102 and CHIN 201, students will be trained to write paragraphs in Chinese with the help of a dictionary. In addition, web-based teaching materials will supplement regular classroom instruction.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 201