Academic Calendar

CHIN – Chinese

CHIN 101
Introductory Chinese I
3 Credits

This introductory course is for students with little or no background in Mandarin Chinese. It introduces the four tones and the sounds of Mandarin, an introductory series of sentence patterns and grammatical concepts, as well as a basic comparison between Mandarin and English. The four language skills of oral/aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, students learn approximately 175 characters, and become acquainted with some general aspects of Chinese culture in Chinese speaking countries. Note: Students with native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or any of the regional dialects of Chinese cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. This includes those students with credit in Chinese 30, 35 or equivalent.

CHIN 102
Introductory Chinese II
3 Credits

This course is a continuation of CHIN 101. Students continue to acquire the four language skills of oral/aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese and broaden their cultural knowledge of the Chinese-speaking world. An additional 200 characters will be learned, and a more challenging set of introductory grammatical structure built upon the structures and forms acquired in CHIN 101 will be introduced. Note: Students with native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or any of the regional dialects of Chinese cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. This includes those students with credit in Chinese 30, 35 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in CHIN 101.

CHIN 201
Introductory Chinese III
3 Credits

This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN 102 or equivalent. Students further develop their oral/aural comprehension skills at the intermediate level of Mandarin Chinese. As well, they continue to develop reading and writing skills with approximately 200 characters. In addition, students continue to improve their understanding of various aspects of Chinese culture. Note: Students with native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or any of the regional dialects of Chinese cannot take this course. Heritage speakers must consult the department prior to registration. Students with a proficiency level beyond this course may be directed to a higher-level course. Students with Chinese 30 should consult the department.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in CHIN 102.

CHIN 202
Introductory Chinese IV
3 Credits

This course is a continuation of CHIN 201. Students gain further fluency in oral/aural comprehension at the intermediate level of Mandarin Chinese, as well as continue to develop reading and writing skills of approximately 350 characters. In addition, students continue to improve their understanding of various aspects of Chinese culture. Note: Students with native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or any of the regional dialects of Chinese cannot take this course. Heritage speaker must consult the department prior to registration.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in CHIN 201.