Chinese

Major in Chinese (None)

Minor in Chinese (20 credits)

CHIN 211 (4) or 215 abroad; 212 (4) or 216 abroad; 311 or 312 (4) or 315 or 316 abroad; MCLT 315, 316, or 319 (4); and one non-MCL course from the Asian Studies Program course list (4). See "Asian Studies" pages...for details.

Courses (CHIN)

111, 112 Elementary Chinese. (4,4)
Introduction to the basic elements of the Chinese language. Practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including work with grammar, pronunciation, and culture.

211, 212 Intermediate Chinese. (4,4)
Review and continued study of grammar together with additional training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 211 and 212 emphasize Chinese culture and civilization. Satisfactory completion of Chinese 211 fulfills the global language proficiency requirement.

271 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the lower-division level. Permission of department chair required. Not available to first-year students.

311, 312 Advanced Chinese: Conversation, Composition, and Literature. (4, 4)
Designed to help students solidify and further their communicative and writing ability in Chinese through contact with various written styles of modern Chinese. Advanced Chinese also provides a basic introduction to contemporary Chinese literature and culture.

320 Chinese Literature in Translation. (4)
Reading and analysis of classic literary works in English translation from selected periods, such as legends and poetry of the Tang Dynasty, plays of the Yuan Dynasty, novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasty, and representative works of contemporary literature. Examination of the development and adaptation of different literary genres in the process of social transformations such as migration and immigration.

371 Individual Learning Project. (1-4)
Supervised reading or research at the upper-division level. Permission of department chair and completion and/or concurrent registration of 12 credits within the department required. Not available to first-year students.

Courses taught abroad

115 Elementary Chinese I Abroad.
116 Elementary Chinese II Abroad.
215 Intermediate Chinese I Abroad.