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Introductory Chinese
CHI  0100 1.00 Credit Hours
Introductory course which will acquaint students with Chinese customs, culture, social behaviors, and pinyin (Chinese Phonetic Alphabet). The course which will be primarily taught in English will mainly focus on spoken Chinese and written symbol basics such as radicals. No grammar or structural patterns will be explicitly taught in this course. Prerequisite: None.
Beginning Chinese I (Mandarin)
CHI  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
Pronunciation, grammar, elementary conversation, development of basic communicative skills. Prerequisite: None.
Begin Chinese II (Mandarin)
CHI  0102 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of CHI 101. Pronunciation, grammar, elementary conversation. Prerequisite: CHI 101 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intrmd Chinese I (Mandarin)
CHI  0203 3.00 Credit Hours
Systematic development of communicative skills in Chinese. Development of vocabulary. Drill in aural/oral skills. Prerequisite: CHI 102 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intrmd Chinese II (Mandarin)
CHI  0204 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of Chinese 203. Further systematic development of communicative skills in Chinese. Development of vocabulary. Drill in aural/oral skills. Prerequisite: CHI 203 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Topics in Chinese
CHI  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Topics not normally included in another course. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus.
Readings & Conversation I
CHI  0305 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued development of language skills in the target language via readings and conversation. The study of more complex patterns in communicative skills is emphasized. Prerequisite: CHI 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Readings & Conversation II
CHI  0306 3.00 Credit Hours
Continuation of CHI 305. Continued development of the four basic language skills in the target language via readings and conversation. The study of more complex patterns in communicative skills is emphasized. Prerequisite: CHI 305 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intro to Contemporary China
CHI  0307 3.00 Credit Hours
The course has been designed to examine the changes in the culture and civilization of contemporary China, from the birth of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949 to the present. The course is taught in Chinese and English with readings in Chinese and English. Prerequisite: CHI 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Chinese Culture & Civilization
CHI  0310 3.00 Credit Hours
The course has been designed to provide a background against which contemporary Chinese culture and civilization may be better understood and appreciated. The course represents a survey of traditional Chinese culture and civilization with an emphasis on the political, social, cultural and intellectual history of China since 1800. The course is taught in Chinese and English with readings in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Advanced Topics in Chinese
CHI  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
For upper-division students. Topics to be announced each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: CHI 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Independent Study
CHI  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individually directed study in Chinese. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. The proposed study must be approved by the instructor, adviser, department head, and dean in advance of enrollment.