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Chinese

CHIN 101. Elementary Chinese I. 3-4 credits.
The fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour’s work a week in the language laboratory.

CHIN 102. Elementary Chinese II. 4 credits.
The fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour's work a week in the language laboratory. If student has had two or more years of the language in high school he/she will not receive credit for the course. Prerequisite: CHIN 101.

CHIN 111. Intensive Chinese I. 6 credits.
The fundamentals of Chinese through intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing. This four-week course is the equivalent of CHIN 101-102.

CHIN 212. Intensive Chinese II. 6 credits.
The fundamentals of Chinese through intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing at the intermediate level. This four-week course is the equivalent of CHIN 231-232. Prerequisite CHIN 102 or CHIN 111 or permission of the instructor.

CHIN 231 Intermediate Chinese I. 3 credits.
A more in-depth study of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation and reading, introduction to composition. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or permission of the instructor.

CHIN 232. Intermediate Chinese II. 3 credits.
A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: CHIN 231 or permission of the instructor.

CHIN 300. Chinese Grammar and Communication. 3 credits.
Intensive training in grammatical structures and their applications to oral and written conversation. Instruction is in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 232 or CHIN212 or permission of the instructor.

CHIN 320. Chinese Oral and Written Communication. 3 credits.
Intensive training in the use of modern, everyday Chinese with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Chinese will provide a context for discussion and writing. Prerequisite: CHIN 300.

CHIN 397. Intensive Reading and Writing in Chinese I. 3 credits.
The major goal of this course is to help students intensively develop proficiency in reading and writing based on their competence in listening and speaking. Students are expected to appropriately express their ideas in writing on a wide range of topics and achieve reading competence in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CHIN 398. Intensive Reading and Writing in Chinese II. 3 credits.
Continuation of intensive training in the reading and writing of modern Mandarin Chinese. Instruction is in Chinese.

CHIN 435. Translation Strategies. 3 credits.
This course discusses the different theoretical strategies of translation and applies them in extensive practical experiences using internet-based language resources in various topics of interest, thus to improve students’ knowledge of Chinese language and translation competence. Prerequisite: CHIN 300.

CHIN 446. Special Topics in Chinese Literature. 3 credits.
Study or a particular topic in Chinese literature. It may cover all or a specific Chinese literature genre. Course may be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: CHIN 300.

CHIN 447. Special Topics in Chinese Civilization. 3 credits.
Students will study a particular topic in the civilization and/or culture of Chinese-speaking countries. Course may be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: CHIN 300.

CHIN 448. Special Topics in Chinese Linguistics. 3 credits.
Students will study a particular topic in Chinese linguistics. Topics could include an introduction to Chinese sociolinguistics or psycholinguistics. Course may be repeated if content varies. Prerequisite: CHIN 300.

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