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World Languages and Cultures

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Chinese Studies (Chin)

Chinese Studies Minor Option 1: Chinese Studies
Minors in Chinese Studies are required to take Chin 202-202 (Intermediate Chinese), 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 (China Today, 3 cr.)
Hist 337 (History of Modern China II, 3 cr.)

The remaining 3 credits are chosen from:

Anthr 326 (Peoples and Cultures of East and Southeast Asia, 3 cr.)
Arch 427 (History, Theory, and Criticism of Chinese Architecture, 3 cr.)
Chin 301 (Advanced Chinese Readings I, 3 cr.)
Chin 302 Advanced Chinese Readings II, 3 cr.)
Chin 370 (Contemporary Chinese Film & Fiction, 3 cr.)
Chin 375 (China Today, 3 cr.)
Chin 490 (Independent Study, 1-6 cr.)
Hist 336 (History of Modern China I, 3 cr.)
Hist 337 (History of Modern China II, 3 cr.)

Chinese Studies Minor Option 2: Languages and Cultures for Professions
A. International Business Secondary Major and Languages and Cultures for Professions Minor Emphasis in Chinese Studies (18 credits)

Required Core Courses: (12 cr.)
Chin 202 (Intermediate Chinese, 5 cr.)
Chin 304 (Chinese for Business and Professions, 4 cr.)
Chin 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)
Electives: (6 cr. - choose from only one of the following categories)
Category 1
Chin 272 (Chinese Cultural Tradition, 3 cr.)
Chin 370 (Contemporary Chinese Film & Fiction, 3 cr.)
Chin 375 (China Today, 3 cr.)
Category 2
Chin 272 (Chinese Cultural Tradition, 3 cr.)
Chin 337 (Modern China II, 3 cr.)
Hist 336 (History of Modern China I, 3 cr.)
Hist 337 (History of Modern China II, 3 cr.)
Hist 479 (China and the Cold War, 3 cr.)
Pol S. 341 (Politics of Asia, 3 cr.)

B. Languages and Cultures for Professions (Business without International Business Secondary Major) (30 credits)

Required Core Courses: (12 cr.)

Chin 202 (Intermediate Chinese, 5cr.)

Chin 304 (Chinese for Business and Professions, 4 cr.)
Chin 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)
Electives (6 cr. – choose from onlyone of the following categories)
Category 1
Chin 272 (Chinese Cultural Tradition, 3 cr.)
Chin 370 (Contemporary Chinese Film & Fiction, 3 cr.)
Chin 375 (China Today, 3 cr.)
Category 2
Chin 272 (Chinese Cultural Tradition, 3 cr.)
Chin 337 (Modern China, 3 cr.)
Hist 336 (History of Modern China I , 3 cr.)
Hist 337 (History of Modern China II, 3 cr.)
Hist 479 (China and the Cold War, 3 cr.)
Pol S. 341 (Politics of Asia, 3 cr.)

C. Engineering Major and Languages and Cultures for Professions Minor Emphasis in Chinese Studies (18 credits)

Required Core Courses: (12 cr.)
Chin 202 (Intermediate Chinese, 5cr.)
Chin 304 (Chinese for Business and Professions, 4 cr.)
Chin 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)
Electives (6 cr. – choose from onlyone of the following categories)
Category 1
Chin 272 (Chinese Cultural Tradition, 3 cr.)
Chin 370 (Contemporary Chinese Film & Fiction, 3 cr.)
Chin 375 (China Today, 3 cr.)
Category 2
Chin 272 (Chinese Cultural Tradition, 3 cr.)
Chin 337 (Modern China, 3 cr.)
Hist 336 (History of Modern China I, 3 cr.)
Hist 337 (History of Modern China II, 3 cr.)
Hist 479 (China and the Cold War, 3 cr.)
Pol S. 341 (Politics of Asia, 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.