Courses

No auditing of language courses. Must be taken for a quality grade.

CHIN 10100 Elementary Modern Chinese-1.
Autumn

Must be taken for a quality grade. No auditors permitted. This three-quarter sequence introduces the fundamentals of modern Chinese. By the end of Spring Quarter, students should have a basic knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are equally emphasized. Accurate pronunciation is also stressed. In Spring Quarter, students are required to submit a video project for the Chinese Video Project Award. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week. A drill session with the TA is held one hour a week in addition to scheduled class time.

CHIN 11100 First-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-1
Staff
Autumn

Consultation with instruction encouraged prior to enrollment. Must be taken for a quality grade. This three-quarter series is intended for heritage speakers of Chinese. Our objectives include teaching students standard pronunciation and basic skills in reading and writing, while broadening their communication skills for a wider range of contexts and functions. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20100 Intermediate Modern Chinese-1.
Autumn

PQ: CHIN 10300 or placement. Must be taken for a quality grade. No auditors permitted. Two sections. The goal of this sequence is to enhance students' reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills by dealing with topics at an intermediate linguistic level. In addition to mastering the content of the textbook, students are required to complete two language projects each quarter. Chinese computing skills are also taught. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20401/30100 Advanced Modern Chinese-1
Autumn

PQ: CHIN 20300 or placement. The goal of this sequence is to help students develop advanced proficiency in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This sequence emphasizes more advanced grammatical structures. We begin with discussion in Chinese on topics relevant to modern China and then shift to authentic Chinese texts in an effort to better prepare students to deal with original Chinese source materials. Discussion in Chinese required. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week.

 

CHIN 20501/41100 Fourth-Year Modern Chinese-1
Autumn

PQ: CHIN 20403 or placement. Students must take a quality grade. No auditors permitted. This three-quarter sequence uses a textbook entitled Today’s World. Select Reading of Chinese Spotlight News. While introducing students to hot topics in today’s China through authentic material, this sequence aims in developing students’ skills in describing objects, narrating events, and discussing and defending opinion in both speaking and writing. Reading comprehension is also in the focus of this sequence. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20509/40900 Readings in Literary Chinese-1
D. Harper
Autumn

This course involves advanced readings in classical Chinese with selections from philosophical and historical writings.

CHIN 20601 Fifth-Year Modern Chinese-1
Autumn

PQ: CHIN20503 or placement. Both undergraduate and graduate students can take this course. The goal of this course is to help learners get an in-depth knowledge on Chinese culture, society and history, to further develop students’ literary reading and writing skills in Chinese, and to help students master the skills of writing Chinese essays on a wide variety of topics. This course will use films and television shows as basic content. Analysis of cultural and literary texts will provide the basis for practice in discussion and writing. Chinese grammar patterns and sentence structures will be introduced. Class meets for three one-hour sessions each week.

CHIN 20800 Elementary Literary Chinese-1
Autumn

Must be taken for a quality grade. This course introduces the basic grammar of the written Chinese language from the time of the Confucian Analects to the literary movements at the beginning of the twentieth century. Students read original texts of genres that include philosophy, memorials, and historical narratives.

CHIN 22110 Second-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-1
Staff
Autumn

This three-quarter sequence is intended for bilingual/heritage speakers of Mandarin Chinese. Paralleled with the Intermediate sequence for non-heritage speakers, the goal of this sequence is to further develop students’ reading, speaking, and writing skills by dealing with topics in personal settings and some academic or professional settings. Upon completing this sequence, students are expected to pass the Practical Proficiency Test to earn a certificate on their transcript. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week. PQ: Chin 11300 or placement of 20100. Students must take a quality grade. No auditors permitted. 

CHIN 23110 Third-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-1
Staff
Autumn

This three-quarter series are intended for bilingual speakers of Chinese who already have intermediate level ability to understand and speak mandarin Chinese in daily communication, although they may have some accent or some difficulty using the language in formal settings. While all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be trained in CHIN23110, the emphasis will be on standard Mandarin pronunciation, discourse level discussion on topics about modern China , and advanced reading and writing. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 10200 Elementary Modern Chinese-2.
Winter

PQ: CHIN 10100 or placement. Must be taken for a quality grade. No auditors permitted. This three-quarter sequence introduces the fundamentals of modern Chinese. By the end of Spring Quarter, students should have a basic knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are equally emphasized. Accurate pronunciation is also stressed. In Spring Quarter, students are required to submit a video project for the Chinese Video Project Award. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week. A drill session with the TA is held one hour a week in addition to scheduled class time.

CHIN 11200 First-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-2
Staff
Winter

Consultation with instruction encouraged prior to enrollment. Must be taken for a quality grade. This three-quarter series is intended for heritage speakers of Chinese. Our objectives include teaching students standard pronunciation and basic skills in reading and writing, while broadening their communication skills for a wider range of contexts and functions. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20200 Intermediate Modern Chinese-2.
Winter

PQ: CHIN 20100 or placement. Must be taken for a quality grade. No auditors permitted. The goal of this sequence is to enhance students' reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills by dealing with topics at an intermediate linguistic level. In addition to mastering the content of the textbook, students are required to complete two language projects each quarter. Chinese computing skills are also taught. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20402/30200 Advanced Modern Chinese-2.
Winter

PQ: CHIN 30100 or placement. The goal of this sequence is to help students develop advanced proficiency in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This sequence emphasizes more advanced grammatical structures. We begin with discussion in Chinese on topics relevant to modern China and then shift to authentic Chinese texts in an effort to better prepare students to deal with original Chinese source materials. Discussion in Chinese required. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20502/41200 Fourth-Year Modern Chinese-2
Winter

PQ: CHIN 41100 or placement. This sequence introduces a range of influential literary works and scholarly essays on Chinese cultural and social issues from the 1920s to the 1990s. Students not only expand their vocabulary and knowledge of grammatical structures but also learn sophisticated speaking and writing skills through intensive readings and discussions. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20602/51200 Fifth-Year Modern Chinese-2
Winter

PQ: 20601 or placement. Both undergrad and grads can take this course. This sequence is designed to prepare students for academic research and activities in a Chinese language environment. Modern classic essays, documentary film and TV broadcasts will be included among the teaching materials. Students will learn not only general listening, speaking, and reading skills but also academic writing. Class meets for three one-hour sessions each week. Students can arrange two additional one-on-one sessions to prepare for assigned language projects.

CHIN 20900 Elementary Literary Chinese-2
Winter

PQ: CHIN 20800 or consent of instructor. Must be taken for a quality grade. This course introduces the basic grammar of the written Chinese language from the time of the Confucian Analects to the literary movements at the beginning of the twentieth century. Students read original texts of genres that include philosophy, memorials, and historical narratives. Spring Quarter is devoted exclusively to reading poetry. The class meets for two eighty-minute sessions a week.

CHIN 22120 Second-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-2
Staff
Winter

PQ: CHIN 22110 or placement. Students must take a quality grade. This three-quarter sequence is intended for bilingual/heritage speakers of Mandarin Chinese. Paralleled with the Intermediate sequence for non-heritage speakers (Chin 20100-20200-20300), the goal of this sequence is to further develop students’ reading, speaking, and writing skills by dealing with topics in personal settings and some academic or professional settings, to train students’ ability to describe items, to narrate events, and to discuss and defend opinions. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

 

CHIN 23120 Third-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-2
Staff
Winter

PQ: CHIN 23110 or placement. This three-quarter series are intended for heritage speakers of Chinese who already have intermediate level ability to understand and speak mandarin Chinese in daily communication, although they may have some accent or some difficulty using the language in formal settings. While all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be trained in CHIN23100, the emphasis will be on standard Mandarin pronunciation, discourse level discussion on topics about modern China, and advanced reading and writing. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

 

CHIN 10300 Elementary Modern Chinese-3
Spring

PQ: CHIN 10200 or placement. Must be taken for a quality grade. No auditors permitted. This three-quarter sequence introduces the fundamentals of modern Chinese. By the end of Spring Quarter, students should have a basic knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are equally emphasized. Accurate pronunciation is also stressed. In Spring Quarter, students are required to submit a video project for the Chinese Video Project Award. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week. A drill session with the TA is held one hour a week in addition to scheduled class time.

CHIN 11300 First-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-3
Staff
Spring

Consultation with instruction encouraged prior to enrollment. Must be taken for a quality grade. This three-quarter series is intended for heritage speakers of Chinese. Our objectives include teaching students standard pronunciation and basic skills in reading and writing, while broadening their communication skills for a wider range of contexts and functions. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20300 Intermediate Modern Chinese-3.
Spring

PQ: CHIN 20200 or placement. Must be taken for a quality grade. No auditors permitted. The goal of this sequence is to enhance students' reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills by dealing with topics at an intermediate linguistic level. In addition to mastering the content of the textbook, students are required to complete two language projects each quarter. Chinese computing skills are also taught. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20403 Advanced Modern Chinese-3
Spring

PQ: CHIN 20402or placement. The goal of this sequence is to help students develop advanced proficiency in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This sequence emphasizes more advanced grammatical structures. We begin with discussion in Chinese on topics relevant to modern China and then shift to authentic Chinese texts in an effort to better prepare students to deal with original Chinese source materials. Discussion in Chinese required. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20503/41300 Fourth-Year Modern Chinese-3
Spring

PQ: CHIN 41200 or placement. This sequence introduces a range of influential literary works and scholarly essays on Chinese cultural and social issues from the 1920s to the 1990s. Students not only expand their vocabulary and knowledge of grammatical structures but also learn sophisticated speaking and writing skills through intensive readings and discussions. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 20603/51300 Fifth-Year Modern Chinese-3
Spring

PQ: 20602 or placement. Both undergrad and grads can take this course. This sequence is designed to prepare students for academic research and activities in a Chinese language environment. Modern classic essays, documentary film and TV broadcasts will be included among the teaching materials. Students will learn not only general listening, speaking, and reading skills but also academic writing. Class meets for three one-hour sessions each week. Students can arrange two additional one-on-one sessions to prepare for assigned language projects.

CHIN 22130 Second-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-3
Staff
Spring

PQ: CHIN 22120 or placement. Students must take a quality grade. This three-quarter sequence is intended for heritage speakers of Mandarin Chinese. Paralleled with the Intermediate sequence for non-heritage speakers (Chin 20100-20200-20300), the goal of this sequence is to further develop students’ reading, speaking, and writing skills by dealing with topics in personal settings and some academic or professional settings, to train students’ ability to describe items, to narrate events, and to discuss and defend opinions. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

 

CHIN 23130 Third-Year Chinese for Heritage Students-3
Staff
Spring

PQ: CHIN 23120 or placement. This three-quarter series are intended for heritage speakers of Chinese who already have intermediate level ability to understand and speak mandarin Chinese in daily communication, although they may have some accent or some difficulty using the language in formal settings. While all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be trained in CHIN23100, the emphasis will be on standard Mandarin pronunciation, discourse level discussion on topics about modern China, and advanced reading and writing. The class meets for three one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 31801 Introduction to Classical Chinese Poetry
Judith Zeitlin
Spring

Open to undergraduate and graduate students. PQ: At least two quarters of Literary Chinese or consent of instructor. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Classical lyric poetry. The emphasis is on learning how to read poems in the original, but some critical writings in English on Chinese poetry and poetics will also be assigned to provide a context for interpretation.

Equivalent courses:  CHIN 21801, EALC 31801