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Courses - Spring 2022
CHIN
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CHIN102
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Elementary Spoken Chinese
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHIN101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN103.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN 103.
Continued study of grammatical patterns and vocabulary buildup with particular emphasis on conversation.
CHIN103
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Elementary Written Chinese
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHIN101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN102.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN102.
Continued study of grammatical patterns and buildup of vocabulary with particular emphasis on reading and writing.
CHIN203
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Intermediate Spoken Chinese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: CHIN201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN204.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN204.
Continuation of CHIN201.
CHIN204
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Intermediate Written Chinese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: HO
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN203.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN203.
Continuation of CHIN202.
CHIN302
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Advanced Chinese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHIN301; 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.
Continuation of CHIN301.
CHIN306
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Life in China through TV Plays II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHIN305; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Continuation of CHIN305 using authentic Chinese language material in TV plays to learn about society and life in China.
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.
CHIN402
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Readings in Modern Chinese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHIN401; 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.
Continuation of CHIN401.
CHIN403
Classical Chinese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHIN302 or CHIN306; or permission of instructor.
Additional information: Texts in Chinese. Class discussion and course work mainly in English.
Close readings and discussion of literary, philosophical and historical texts in the original language. The course situates texts in their historical context and also discusses differences between classical and modern Chinese.
CHIN418D
Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film; China through the Sino-Japanese Wars
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Literary and cinematic representations of China through the years of the First and Second Sino-Japanese Wars. Special focus on the role of modern racial discourse in war. Taught in English.
CHIN425
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in China
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Recommended: Any CHIN course or course on China.
Credit only granted for: CHIN425 or CHIN429G.
Formerly: CHIN429G.
This course looks into ethnic and cultural diversity in China. It examines the evolution of the People's Republic of China's (PRC) ethnic policies in relation to nation-state building over the last six decades. Specifically, it studies how the PRC has categorized the Chinese people into 56 ethnic groups, how it has made affirmative action policies to accommodate ethnic diversity, and what problems its approaches have experienced and what solutions it has proposed in its accommodation of ethnicity and diversity in the 21st century. To examine the above issues, the course introduces and applies the concepts of ethnicity, nationality, ethnic nationalism, civic nationalism, identity, social Darwinism, the Soviet model of multinational state building, the Chinese model of inclusive Chinese nation state building, citizenship, individual rights, group rights, equality, and diversity.
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.