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Courses - Fall 2024
CHIN
Chinese Department Site
Open Seats as of
07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
CHIN101
(Perm Req)
Intensive Elementary Chinese I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have attained appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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
Prerequisite: CHIN102; or must have attained appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: CHIN103; or must have attained appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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
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.
CHIN331
Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHIN220; or permission of instructor.
History of the writing system; major scripts, modes, and styles. Intermediate brushwork and lectures on the culture. Characters for practice selected to correspond to lecture topics. 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.
CHIN415
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Readings in Current Newspapers and Periodicals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHIN402; 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.
Reading of periodical literature on selected topics with discussions and essays in Chinese.
CHIN418V
Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film; Chinese Machines, Global Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with CINE429V. Credit only granted for CHIN418V or CINE429V.

Explores the working of Chinese machines as both a local reality and a global media form: how machines - cameras, computers, robots, and more - function as technological artifacts, media practices, and social apparatuses in the Chinese-speaking world and beyond. Topics include WeChat, databases, sex cyborgs, virtual idols, pandemic tech, and AI systems. Introduces students to a wide array of films, animation, video games, digital ephemera, internet memes, and social media events from PRC China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and across the Asia Pacific.
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
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Chinese
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.