Courses

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 Bilingual Speakers-1.
Autumn

Consultation with instruction encouraged prior to enrollment. Must be taken for a quality grade. This three-quarter series is intended for bilingual 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 30300 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 20508/40800 Readings in Literary Chinese-1
Autumn

Readings in ancient legalist texts.

CHIN 20601/51100 Fifth-Year Modern Chinese-1
Autumn

PQ: 41300 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 20701/31100 Business Chinese-1
Autumn

PQ: CHIN 20300 or placement. This three-quarter sequence aims at improving overall language skills and introduces business terminology. Students learn about companies and their services and/or products, the stock market, real estate market, insurance, and e-commerce. The class meets for three ninety-minute sessions a 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 21100 Accelerated Modern Chinese for Bilingual Speakers-1.
Autumn

PQ: CHIN 11300 or placement. The following credit is granted in Spring Quarter after successful completion of the year's work: students receive course credits for CHIN 21100-21200-21300 and credit by petition for CHIN 30100-30200-30300. This three-quarter sequence offers texts from both Intermediate Modern Chinese (CHIN 20100-20200-20300) and Advanced Modern Chinese (CHIN 30100-30200-30300). Our goal is to help bilingual students further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Extensive reading is encouraged, and writing is strongly emphasized. The class meets for five 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 Bilingual Speakers-2.
Winter

PQ: CHIN 11100 or placement. Consultation with instruction encouraged prior to enrollment. Must be taken for a quality grade. This three-quarter series is intended for bilingual 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 20509/40900 Readings in Literary Chinese-2
Winter

Readings in ancient legalist texts.

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

PQ: 51100 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 20702/31200 Business Chinese-2
Winter

PQ: CHIN 31100 or placement. This three-quarter sequence aims at improving overall language skills and introduces business terminology. Students learn about companies and their services and/or products, the stock market, real estate market, insurance, and e-commerce. The class meets for three ninety-minute sessions a week.

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 21200 Accelerated Modern Chinese for Bilingual Speakers-2.
Winter

PQ: CHIN 21100 or placement. The following credit is granted in Spring Quarter after successful completion of the year's work: students receive course credits for CHIN 21100-21200-21300 and credit by petition for CHIN 30100-30200-30300. This three-quarter sequence offers texts from both Intermediate Modern Chinese (CHIN 20100-20200-20300) and Advanced Modern Chinese (CHIN 30100-30200-30300). Our goal is to help bilingual students further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Extensive reading is encouraged, and writing is strongly emphasized. The class meets for five 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 Bilingual Speakers-3.
Spring

PQ: CHIN 11200 or placement. Consultation with instruction encouraged prior to enrollment. Must be taken for a quality grade. This three-quarter series is intended for bilingual 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 20403/30300 Advanced Modern Chinese-3
Spring

PQ: CHIN 30200 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 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 20508/40800 Readings in Literary Chinese-1
Spring

Readings in ancient Legalist texts.

CHIN 20509/40900 Readings in Literary Chinese-2
D. Knight
Spring

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

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

PQ: 51200 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 20703/31300 Business Chinese-3
Spring

PQ: CHIN 31200 or placement. This three-quarter sequence aims at improving overall language skills and introduces business terminology. Students learn about companies and their services and/or products, the stock market, real estate market, insurance, and e-commerce. The class meets for three ninety-minute sessions a week. Autumn, Winter, Spring.

CHIN 21000 Elementary Literary Chinese-3
Spring

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 21300 Accelerated Modern Chinese for Bilingual Speakers-3.
Spring

PQ: CHIN 21200 or placement. The following credit is granted in Spring Quarter after successful completion of the year's work: students receive course credits for CHIN 21100-21200-21300 and credit by petition for CHIN 30100-30200-30300. This three-quarter sequence offers texts from both Intermediate Modern Chinese (CHIN 20100-20200-20300) and Advanced Modern Chinese (CHIN 30100-30200-30300). Our goal is to help bilingual students further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Extensive reading is encouraged, and writing is strongly emphasized. The class meets for five one-hour sessions a week.

CHIN 40800/20508 Readings in Literary Chinese-1
Don Harper
Spring

Advanced readings in literary Chinese texts. Selections to be determined.

TR 10:30-11:50