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Chinese Studies (Chin)

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Minors in Chinese Studies are required to take Chin 201-202, and 9 credits at the 300 level; of these at least 3 additional credits are in Chinese (courses taught in Chinese or English) and 3 credits in one of the following: Chin 375, Chin 472X, Hist 337, Pol S 342. The remaining 3 credits are chosen from: Anthr 326; Arch 427; Chin 301, 302, 370, 375, 472, 490; Hist 336, 337; Pol S 342.

Languages and Cultures for Professions Minor Option (Business or Engineering):
Chinese Studies Minor - 18 credits.

Language:
Chin 202 (Intermediate Chinese, 5 cr.)

Professional Communication:
Chin 304 (Chinese for Business and Professions, 4 cr.)
Chin 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)

Culture (two of the following):
Chin 272 (Introduction to Chinese Culture, 3 cr.)
Chin 472X (Commercial Culture in China, 3 cr.)
Chin 370 (Chinese Literature in English Translation, 3 cr).
Chin 375 (China Today, 3 cr.)

Either of the following:
Hist 337 (Modern China, 3 cr.)
Pol S 342 (Politics of China, 3 cr.)

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Chin 101. Elementary Mandarin Chinese I. (5-0) Cr. 5. F. Introduction to spoken and written colloquial Mandarin through pinyin and simplified characters. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Chin 102. Elementary Mandarin Chinese II. (5-0) Cr. 5. S. Prereq: 101. Introduction to spoken and written colloquial Mandarin through pinyin and simplified characters. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Chin 201. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I. (5-0) Cr. 5. F. Prereq: 102. Development of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Review and expansion of grammar skills, introduction to traditional characters and dictionaries; intensification of character acquisition. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Chin 202. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II. (5-0) Cr. 5. S. Prereq: 201. Development of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Review and expansion of grammar skills, introduction to traditional characters and dictionaries; intensification of character acquisition. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is not normally available.

Chin 272. Introduction to Chinese Culture. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Interdisciplinary introduction to Chinese society and culture from earliest times to the present. Part one: ancient literature, philosophy, religion, art, architecture, customs. Part two: transition to a modern society, social changes, urban life, popular culture, and contemporary values and ideas. Cultural traditions of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Tibet are also included.

Chin 301. Advanced Chinese Readings I. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 202 or equivalent. Continuing study of Chinese beyond intermediate level with a focus on reading and writing skills. Cultural literacy through a variety of texts from the humanities, social sciences, mass media and business.

Chin 302. Advanced Chinese Readings II. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 301 or equivalent. Continuing study of Chinese beyond intermediate level with a focus on reading and writing skills. Cultural literacy through a variety of texts from the humanities, social sciences, mass media and business.

Chin 304. Chinese for Business and Professions. (4-0) Cr. 4. S. Prereq: Chin 202 or equivalent. Introduction to professional language and culture in China and Chinese-speaking regions in Asia. Development of all four language skills, focusing on practical applications in the professional contexts. Development of global awareness and cross-cultural understanding. Preparation for internships.

Chin 370. Chinese Literature in English Translation. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Engl 150 or equivalent. Topics may include traditional prose, poetry, and drama; the Chinese novel; twentieth-century fiction and film; gender and cosmology in Chinese literature. All readings and class discussions in English.

Chin 375. China Today. (3-2) Cr. 3-4. S. Prereq: Engl 250 or equivalent. Topics may vary from year to year. Readings, discussions, and papers in English on contemporary society, culture, literature and the arts.

Chin 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. Prereq: 6 credits in Chinese and permission of department chair. Designed to meet the needs of students who seek work in areas other than those in which courses are offered, or who desire to integrate a study of literature or language with special problems in major fields. Nonmajor graduate credit.