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Course Descriptions

CHN101 First Year Chinese 1
First course of a three-course sequence in introductory Mandarin Chinese language and culture class. Emphasizes effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language. Includes an understanding of the practices and products of native Chinese culture. Helps the early beginning learner to acquire language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Offered as needed
4 Credits

CHN102 First Year Chinese 2
Second course of a three-course sequence in introductory Mandarin Chinese language and culture class. Continues to emphasize effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of native Chinese culture. Expands the beginning learner’s language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

CHN103 First Year Chinese 3
Third course of three-course sequence in introductory Mandarin Chinese language and culture class. Includes additional expansion on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language, as well as the understanding of the practices and products of native Chinese culture. Continues to expand beginning learner’s proficiency, as well as cultural awareness and understanding. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

CHN201 Second Year Chinese Term 1
First course of a three-course sequence of second year Mandarin Chinese language and cultural awareness. Emphasizes effective skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing as it continues to review and introduce major grammatical structures, build the student's vocabulary in Chinese and expand learners’ proficiency at the intermediate level, as well as cultural awareness and understanding. All classroom interaction (both by instructor and students) takes place in Chinese. Recommended: CHN103 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 or higher; or completion of WR090 (or concurrent enrollment), or WR115 or higher; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.)
4 Credits

CHN202 Second Year Chinese Term 2
Second course of a three-course sequence of second year Mandarin Chinese language and cultural awareness. Provides extensive practice in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening). Includes cultural and literary reading and in-depth review and expansion of basic Chinese grammatical structures and vocabulary as well as broadening of the students’ understanding of Chinese cultural values. All classroom interaction (both by instructor and students) take place in Chinese. Recommended: CHN201 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 or higher; or completion of WR090 (or concurrent enrollment), or WR115 or higher; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

CHN203 Second Year Chinese Term 3
Third course of a three-course sequence of second year Mandarin Chinese language and cultural awareness. This course provides extensive practice in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening). Includes cultural and literary reading and in-depth review and expansion of basic Chinese grammatical structures and vocabulary as well as broadening of the students’ understanding of Chinese cultural values. All classroom interaction (both by instructor and students) take place in Chinese. Recommended: CHN202 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 or higher; or completion of WR090 (or concurrent enrollment), or WR115 or higher; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits