Courses

FALL TERM

101. Intensive Elementary Chinese I - Designed to develop fundamental skill in both spoken and written Mandarin. About 300 characters will be learned. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Five hours of class work. Students with previous training and background in Chinese should consult the instructor for proper placement. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies program.) (1.5 course credits) - Wang 

201. Intensive Intermediate Chinese I - This course emphasizes the continued development of skill in spoken and written Mandarin. Students will red more advanced texts, practice conversation, and be introduced to additional characters. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence. Five hours of class work. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies Program.) Prerequisite: Chinese 102 or equivalent. (1.5 course credits) – Wang 

301. Advanced Chinese I - Further development of skill in written and spoken Mandarin, with increasing emphasis on longer texts, additional characters and extensive discussion. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 301 and 302 in sequence. Prerequisite: Chinese 202 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies program.) - Shen
399. Independent Study - Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. (1/2 -1 course credit) - Staff

413. Advanced Chinese III - Students will further develop skills in written and spoken Mandarin, with increasing emphasis on longer texts, additional characters, and extensive discussion. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 413 and 415 in sequence. Prerequisite: Chinese 302 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies program) – Shen

430. Chinese Speaking and Writing I - The course introduces Chinese speaking and writing skills for graduate school-level use. The targeted students will be those who major or minor in Chinese, and/or have received significant amount of Chinese language training, and/or have great interest in pursuing a Chinese-related career. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 430 and 440 in sequence. Prerequisite: Chinese 202 or equivalent. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.) - Wang

466. Teaching Assistantship - Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. (1/2 -1 course credit) - Staff

 Course Originating in Other Departments

INTS 237. 20th-century Chinese Literature—View course description in INTS program.-Shen
 
SPRING TERM

102. Intensive Elementary Chinese II - Continuation of Chinese 101, with increased emphasis on conversational practice. An additional 300 characters will be learned. Students are expected to master most of the spoken patterns by the end of the semester. Five hours of class work. Prerequisite: Chinese 101 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies program.) ( 1.5 course credits ) - Wang

202. Intensive Intermediate Chinese II - Continuation of Chinese 201, with further emphasis on written and spoken development of the current idiom. Five hours of class work. Prerequisite: Chinese 201 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies program.) ( 1.5 course credits ) - Wang 

302. Advanced Chinese II - Concentration on advanced writing and speaking skills, further acquisition of compound characters, and further extensive practice in complex reading. Prerequisite: Chinese 301 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies program.)  -Shen

399. Independent Study - Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. (1/2 -1 course credit) - Staff  
 
401. Senior Seminar: Special Topics - this seminar is required of all seniors majoring in Chinese: Plan B (Chinese as primary language). Over the term, students will work collaboratively on the various papers they are writing by way of integration exercises in their major, and the whole class will undertake a number of readings in common in order to provide informed criticism of one another’s papers. Depending on enrollment, the class may also spend part of the semester considering a special topic, author or genre in Chinese studies. - Staff  
 
415. Advanced Chinese IV - Students will further develop skills in written and spoken Mandarin, with increasing emphasis on longer texts, additional characters, and extensive discussion. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 413 and 415 in sequence. Prerequisite: Chinese 413 or equivalent. (This course is also offered under the INTS-Asian Studies program) – Wang

440. Chinese Speaking and Writing II - The course introduces Chinese speaking and writing skills for graduate school-level use. The targeted students will be those who major or minor in Chinese, and/or have received significant amount of Chinese language training, and/or have great interest in pursuing a Chinese-related career. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 430 and 440 in sequence. Prerequisite: Chinese 430 or equivalent. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.) - Wang
 
466. Teaching Assistantship - Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. (1/2 -1 course credit) - Staff