Academic Catalog: 2014–2015

  • Nan Li (Visiting 2014–2015)

101, 102 Elementary Chinese I, II (1 course, 1 course) This two course sequence enables students to develop elementary proficiency in speaking, reading, listening and writing in Mandarin Chinese and to learn about basic Chinese cultural norms. By the end of the courses students are expected to use learned material to communicate basic information, such as self-introduction, greetings, counting numbers, and using common nouns to refer to objects, people and places. Students are also expected to correctly use and differentiate tones. These courses will allow students to experience Chinese culture first hand, such as practicing Chinese calligraphy and tasting Chinese food. Fall semester, Spring semester.

201, 202 Intermediate Chinese I, II (1 course, 1 course) This two course sequence aims to help students reach intermediate level language proficiency in both spoken and written Chinese and to establish a solid foundation for more advanced Chinese learning. This course builds students communication skills in Chinese by increasing their vocabulary and their knowledge of grammar and Chinese culture. By the end of this course students are expected to be able to carry out Chinese conversations about their daily life and be able to write several paragraphs or a short essay on such topics as school life and personal events. Prerequisite: CHN-102 is the pre-requisite for CHN-201 and CHN-201 Is the pre-requisite for CHN-202. Fall semester, Spring semester.