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CHINESE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CHIN 07.101 - 3 s.h.
Elementary Chinese I
This is a beginning course in Chinese (Mandarin) for students who have not previously studied the language. It covers the mechanics of the Chinese language, including intensive practice in listening comprehension and speaking. It will also introduce students to basic Chinese reading and writing skills.

CHIN 07.102 - 3 s.h.
Elementary Chinese II
(Prerequisite: CHIN 07.101 or permission of the instructor)
This is a beginning course in Chinese (Mandarin) for students who have taken Elementary Chinese I. It covers the mechanics of the Chinese language including intensive practice in listening comprehension and speaking. It will also offer exercises for students to develop skills in reading and writing the language.

CHIN 07.201 - 3 s.h.
Intermediate Chinese I
(Prerequisite: CHIN 07.102 or permission of the instructor)
This intermediate level Chinese language course provides students the opportunity to further develop their listening comprehension and competence in spoken Chinese, their ability to engage in more substantial conversations in a variety of learning, work, and social settings. It will also help students build and utilize their knowledge of the Chinese way of life and culture in conjunction with learning the notions and functions of the language. The course also focuses on students' ability to read and write simple Chinese prose for their communication needs.

CHIN 07.211 - 3 s.h.
Intermediate Chinese II
(Prerequisite: CHIN 07.201 or permission of the instructor)
Intermediate Chinese II continues to provide students the opportunity to develop further their competence in listening comprehension and in spoken Chinese, their ability to engage in more substantial conversations in additional learning, work and social settings. It will advance and enrich their knowledge of Chinese culture enabling them to understand how to function in a culturally appropriate manner and to develop and appreciate more subtlety in language use. The course continues to help students improve their ability to read and write simple Chinese prose for their communication needs.