Department of Languages and Literature

Courses in Chinese

The Department offers a wide array of courses in Chinese to meet the various interests and needs of students. For the most updated information about course offerings, please consult the University course catalog and BenULive course schedule, or contact the Department.

Bronze dragon, BeijingCHIN 101 | Elementary Mandarin I

Introduction to the basic structures of the language. Designed to enable the student to develop oral proficiency and written skills. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.


CHIN 102 | Elementary Mandarin II

Introduction to the basic structures of the language. Designed to enable the student to develop oral proficiency and written skills. Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or placement. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.

 

CHIN 191 | Conversation and Culture

This course provides an introduction to and highlights of Chinese culture and basic language skills. 1 semester credit hour. Typically offered: Spring Term.

 

CHIN 201 | Intermediate Mandarin I

Review of the basic structure of the language. Emphasis on extensive language practice in simulated cultural settings, which will enable students to continue to develop their oral and written proficiency. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or placement. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

 

CHIN 202 | Intermediate Mandarin II

This course is the second semester of intermediate-level (second year) study of the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). Prerequisite: CHIN 201 or placement by Department. 3 semester credit hours.

 

CHIN 211 | Intermediate Grammar and Composition

Comprehensive review and synthesis of Chinese (Mandarin) grammar and writing practice. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or placement by department. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

 

CHIN 291 | Topics

Selected topics. 1-3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

 

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

– Charlemagne