Visiting Instructor: Z. Shao

Studying the Chinese language helps develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, but that is only the beginning of its benefits. Courses in Chinese open a window onto one of the world’s most ancient civilizations. Students learn about Chinese history, cultural values, philosophical and religious beliefs, and aesthetic traditions, including the art of Chinese calligraphy.

Chinese is currently spoken by nearly one-fifth of the world’s population. Since China is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, Chinese is also an official U.N. language. Moreover, China plays a major role in the global economy that is likely to grow. In short, a knowledge of Chinese promotes an appreciation and understanding of China’s past and present while also equipping students to deal with its future.

101. BEGINNING CHINESE 1 3 cr. Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context. Classroom, multi-media, computer-assisted instruction. (Fall)

102. BEGINNING CHINESE II 3 cr. Prerequisite: CN 101 or equivalent. Amplification of language skills in a cultural context. (Spring)

198. BEGINNING SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Supervised independent study of Chinese at the beginning level. May be repeated with a different topic.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

201-202. INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I, II 3 cr. each. Prerequisite: CN 102 or equivalent. CN 201 or equivalent prerequisite for CN 202. Further development of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. (Fall-201, Spring-202)

298. INTERMEDIATE SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Supervised independent study of Chinese at the intermediate level. May be repeated with a different topic.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

301-302. ADVANCED CHINESE I, II 3 cr. each. Prerequisite: CN 202 or equivalent. CN 301 or equivalent prerequisite for CN 302. Advanced study of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. (Fall-301, Spring-302)

398. SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study. May be repeated with a different topic.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. each. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

498. ADVANCED SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Prerequisites: CN 302 or 398 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated with a different topic.

499. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Prerequisites: CN 302 or 398 or equivalent; CN 498 or equivalent. May be repeated with a different topic.