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Chinese (CHIN)
Department of Literature and Language Arts

CHIN 1113   Elementary Chinese 1
A basic beginning semester course for students with no previous study of Chinese. Emphasis on speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as the basis for the development of all three Communication Modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational). Chinese cultures will be introduced through a variety of texts, including readings, music, art, and film. Class 3.

CHIN 1123   Elementary Chinese 2
For students with the equivalent of one semester of previous study of Chinese. Emphasis on strengthening studentsí interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in both oral and written Chinese. Chinese cultures are presented through a variety of authentic texts, including
short pieces of literature, essays, and newspaper articles. Music, art, and film are also included.
After Elementary Chinese I (CHIN 1113) and II (CHIN 1123), students should be able to engage
in everyday conversations with native speakers, and read straightforward texts, both fiction
and nonfiction, with relative ease.
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Chinese I (CHIN 1113) or equivalent.

CHIN 2113   Intermediate Chinese 1
For students with the equivalent of two semester of previous study of Chinese. An intermediate language and culture class that aims to consolidate and expand the skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. Includes a comprehensive review of the grammar and reinforces linguistic acquisition through texts, movies, art and multimedia projects to acquaint students with cultural issues relevant to the Chinese-speaking world. Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Chinese II (CHIN 1123) or equivalent.

CHIN 2123   Intermediate Chinese 2
For students with the equivalent of three semester of previous study of Chinese. A continuation of Intermediate Chinese I, aimed to reinforce the practice of oral and written communication in Chinese through topics in contemporary cultural materials from China. Students will focus on improving proficiency, refining pronunciation and acquiring vocabulary. Along with in-class discussions, course work involves grammar review and practice in writing. Class 3. Prerequisite: Intermediate Chinese I (CHIN 2113) or equivalent.