Academics

Course Descriptions

Chinese (CHIN)


CHIN 111  First Year Chinese for Heritage Learners  (5)
Intended for students with some formal or home training in listening and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Focuses on reading comprehension and writing characters in context. Students who speak Mandarin with non-standard accents are trained in standard pronunciation. Uses 80% Mandarin Chinese in the classroom. Course cannot be taken by students who are highly literal in Mandarin Chinese. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/ English requirement for AA degree.
CHIN& 121  Chinese I  (5)
Begins the study of Mandarin Chinese (the official Chinese Language). Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary development, and sentence structure. Includes practices with complex Chinese characters, as well as simpler forms. PREREQUISITE: No previous background in Mandarin Chinese, or no more than one year of high school Mandarin, or no more than two years of high school Mandarin with a "C" average or less. Eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/ English requirement for AA degree.

CHIN& 122  Chinese II  (5)
Continues the study of Mandarin Chinese. Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary development, and sentence structure. Includes practice with complex Chinese characters as well as simpler forms. PREREQUISITE: A grade of 2.0 or higher in CHIN& 121 or equivalent with instructor's permission and eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/ English requirement for AA degree.
CHIN& 123  Chinese III  (5)
Completes the study of Mandarin at the elementary level. Focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary development, complex sentence structure, and writing with Chinese characters. PREREQUISITE: A grade of 2.0 or higher in CHIN& 122 or equivalent with instructor's permission and eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/ English requirement for AA degree.