Chinese (CHIN)

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are: 

A maximum of 16 credits may be earned for vertical credit in any language in the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures.

CHIN 107 Beginning Chinese Conversation Lab

1 credit, max 2
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the beginning Chinese level. Graded P/F.

CHIN 110 Elementary Chinese I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Writing system, pronunciation, vocabulary, and functional grammar. Students with Chinese experience who place higher than 110 on the placement exam may not enroll in CHIN 110, but may earn credit for CHIN 110 by successfully completing a higher vertically-related course.

CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Writing system, pronunciation, vocabulary, and functional grammar.
Prereq: CHIN 110 or placement exam .

CHIN 204 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

CHIN 207 Intermediate Chinese Conversation Lab

1 credit, max 2
Practice in listening comprehension and conversational skills at the intermediate Chinese level. Graded P/F.

CHIN 210 Intermediate Chinese I

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Review and practice of basic language skills; increased emphasis on reading, writing, and free discussion.
Prereq: CHIN 112 or placement exam.

CHIN 212 Intermediate Chinese II

4 credits
Gen Ed: International
Review and practice of basic language skills; increased emphasis on reading, writing, and free discussion.
Prereq: CHIN 210 or placement exam.

CHIN 299 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

CHIN 310 Advanced Chinese 1: Oral Communication

3 credits
This course will focus on improving oral expression to develop greater fluency, accuracy, and confidence in spoken Chinese. Conversational topics are based on contemporary issues in Chinese-speaking regions. This course will enhance students’ advanced conversational skills through descriptions, summaries of texts, active participation in discussions, debates and oral presentations in class.
Prereq: CHIN 212 or equivalent .

CHIN 312 Advanced Chinese 2: Reading & Translation

3 credits
This course will focus on improving students’ competency in reading and translating written Chinese. In this course students will enhance their reading fluency and will learn to translate from Chinese to English and English to Chinese. The selection of texts will be limited to modern literature, documents, and news items on Chinese culture and international affairs. In their translations students will learn to focus on accuracy as well as stylistic appropriateness.
Prereq: CHIN 212 or equivalent .

CHIN 314 Advanced Chinese 3: Writing & Grammar

3 credits
This course will focus on improving students’ competency in written Chinese and grammar. This course will increase students’ linguistic competence by focusing on introducing advanced Chinese grammar and rhetoric; standards of composition and written communication; and comprehensive training in Chinese writing.
Prereq: CHIN 212 or equivalent .

CHIN 316 Business Chinese

3 credits
This course is an advanced Chinese language course designed for students who are interested in doing business in Chinese-speaking communities (including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore). Students learn specialized business and economic vocabulary and conventions of business interaction and correspondence. Practical business-focused reading, writing, discussion, and presentation will prepare students to participate in various business activities and to deal with different business documents.
Prereq: CHIN 212 or equivalent .

CHIN 398 (s) Internship

1-3 credits, max arranged).

CHIN 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

CHIN 410 Introduction to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

3 credits
This course introduces students to the basic theoretical foundations, pedagogical models, and practical skills necessary to teach Chinese as a foreign language. This class will provide students with a solid foundation to pursue further study and training in teaching Chinese language to learners of all ages.
Prereq: CHIN 310 or equivalent .

CHIN 412 Advanced Readings in Chinese

3 credits
This course is an advanced Chinese language course that surveys a wide variety of 20th- and 21st-century written materials, including texts from literature, the social sciences, religion, and cultural history. This class specifically focuses on content and style with extensive discussion and frequent written assignments in Chinese.
Prereq: CHIN 312 or equivalent .

CHIN 414 Advanced Chinese Composition

3 credits
This course is an advanced Chinese language course to enhance student development of written proficiency in Chinese based on readings, translations, and frequent compositions around selected contemporary themes and topics.
Prereq: CHIN 314 or equivalent .

CHIN 498 (s) Internship

Credit arranged.

CHIN 499 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.