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Courses - Fall 2019
CHIN
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CHIN101
(Perm Req)
Intensive Elementary Chinese I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Introduction to speaking, reading, and writing Chinese with an emphasis on mastering the essentials of pronunciation, basic characters and structural patterns.
CHIN201
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Intermediate Spoken Chinese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: CHIN102; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN202.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN202.
Emphasis on development of conversational skills with vocabulary build-up and controlled conversation.
CHIN202
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Intermediate Written Chinese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: CHIN103; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN201.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN201.
Reading and writing skills with emphasis on grammar and Chinese characters.
CHIN301
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Advanced Chinese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.
Readings in expository and fictional writing with conversation and composition.
CHIN307
Linguistic Landscape of China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: Must have completed CHIN204 or above; or permission of Chinese Program Advisor.
Comprehensive introduction to Chinese and other major languages in the Sino-Tibetan, Altaic, Austroasiatic, and Austronesian families, all of which are spoken in China. Taught in English.
CHIN315
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU
Major works of fiction and drama from 1920 to the present read in the context of social and literary change. Emphasis on western and traditional Chinese influences on the writers and their works. No knowledge of Chinese required.
CHIN332
Chinese Culture through Traditional Chinese Arts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Study of calligraphy, music, painting, and taichi coupled with critical readings of scholarly and literary texts. Facilitates an understanding of China and Chinese culture through traditional Chinese arts. Taught in English.
CHIN401
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Readings in Modern Chinese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHIN302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.
Readings in history, politics, economics, sociology, and literature. Emphasis on wide-ranging, rapid reading, reinforced by conversations and compositions.
CHIN411
Business Chinese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHIN402; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors.
Conversation, reading, and writing applicable to Chinese business transactions, social meetings, and meetings with government organizations, plus background material in English on professional business practices and social customs associated with business.
CHIN418F
Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film; Literature and the City
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHIN401 or equivalent

This seminar course surveys Chinese literature and film that engage with the rapidly changing urban cultures of Chinese and Sinophone communities . Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, and American Chinatowns will be the focus of this course. Primary readings are in Chinese; critical readings in English. Discussion is conducted in Chinese, with the occasional aid of English.
CHIN441
Traditional Chinese Fiction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Major works of fiction from the 4th century tales of the marvelous through the 19th century Qing novel. Readings are in classical Chinese and English. Designed for students with advanced language skills. Taught in English.
CHIN499
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Directed Study in Chinese
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.