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Chinese

Applicable for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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JIANG, ZHANG

Minor Requirements

The Chinese Language Minor (6 units)

  • A minimum of 5 units of Chinese language, including 2 units of Advanced Chinese
    • One (1) relevant literature course approved by the department.

Courses

Chinese Language

CN101 Elementary Chinese

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese; emphasis on basic grammar, speaking, and listening comprehension, as well as mastery of some 500 characters for reading and writing. Language laboratory required.

1 or 2 units — Zhang

CN103 Chinese Skill Maintenance

Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN104 Chinese Skill Maintenance

Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN106 Chinese Basic Prep/Review

Is an oral language functional review and extension class. The class is an intensive immersion with systematic reviews of modern standard Chinese. It is designed for students who have had two blocks of beginning Chinese or have taken Chinese previously.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

.5 unit — Zhang

CN201 Intermediate Chinese I

Emphasis on continued development of speaking and listening skills and the use of basic structures through reading, writing and films with a view to building proficiency in using the language.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

1 unit — Jiang, Zhang

CN202 Advanced Intermediate Chinese II

The course builds on the language progress made in Chinese 201. Extensive use of films and increased application of the written and spoken language in order to build proficiency.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

1 unit — Jiang, Zhang

CN205 Chinese Skill Maintenance

Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Chinese language. This course will be offered once a week, three times per block through blocks 1 to 4 in the fall semester and will be offered again from blocks 5 to 8 in the spring semester.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN206 Chinese Skill Maintenance (Upper Level)

Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Chinese language. This course will be offered once a week, three times per block through blocks 1 to 4 in the fall semester and will be offered again from blocks 5 to 8 in the spring semester.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN212 Masterpieces of Chinese Literature in Translation

The course will acquaint students with Chinese poetry and major forms of Chinese fiction - pi-chi, ch'uan-ch'i, pien-wen, hua-pen, kung-an, and the novel, as well as modern Chinese vernacular literature. Students are expected to develop a critical Interest In placing literary works In broader social, political and cultural contexts. No prerequisite. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2017-18).

1 unit

CN221 Chinese Women Writers and Their Works

This course will focus on a comparative study of the voice of Chinese women writers in the 1920s and 1980s, examine women writers' works in a social-historical context, and discuss the difference of women's places and problems in traditional Chinese culture and modern Chinese society. The course will also try to define the similar and different expressions of 'feminism' as a term in the West and the East. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2017-18).

1 unit

CN250 Topics:

.25 unit — Tu

CN255 Chinese Language and Culture

Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2017-18).

1 unit

CN259 Chinese Cinema and Society

May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

1 unit

CN301 Advanced Chinese Language I

Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending modern Chinese. Taught as an extended format course over the Fall semester or as one block.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 202 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Zhang

CN302 Advanced Chinese Language II

Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending modern Chinese. Taught as an extended format course over the Spring semester.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 301 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

CN311 Independent Study in Chinese:

Supervised projects in Chinese language, literature and culture for advanced students. Consent of department required. Offered as a block course (1 unit) or semester extended format (1/2 unit).

Prerequisite: consent of department.

.25 to 1 unit

CN350 Advanced Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture

Study of a selected topic in Chinese literature and culture. The course will cover subjects not listed in the regular curriculum and may vary from year to year. (Not offered 2017-18).

1 unit

CN401 Chinese Culture and Language

Application of Chinese language skills in the study of Chinese culture, including literature, history, or business. Taught as an extended format course over the full academic year.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 302 or consent of instructor.

1 unit