CHIN Course Listing

Elementary Chinese I (CHIN 111, 3 Credits)
For online sections, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Chinese: assumes no prior knowledge of Chinese. Students with prior experience with the Chinese language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. The objective is to communicate in Chinese in some concrete real-life situations using culturally appropriate language and etiquette, to read and write pinyin, and to begin to recognize and type Chinese characters. Practice is provided in Chinese pronunciation, tones, and structures needed for everyday communication.

Elementary Chinese II (CHIN 112, 3 Credits)
(Not open to native speakers of Chinese.) Prerequisite: CHIN 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. The goal is to communicate in Chinese in concrete real-life situations using culturally appropriate language and etiquette and to recognize and type some frequently used Chinese characters. Practice is provided in improving pronunciation and developing the oral and written skills used in everyday communication.

Elementary Chinese III (CHIN 114, 3 Credits)
For online sections, microphone, speakers and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Chinese.) Prerequisite: CHIN 112 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further development of skills in elementary spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. The aim is to communicate in Chinese in a variety of real-life situations using culturally appropriate language, recognize and distinguish more commonly used Chinese characters, and read in context. Practice is provided in improving pronunciation and developing the oral and written skills used in everyday communication.

Elementary Chinese IV (CHIN 115, 3 Credits)
For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Chinese.) Prerequisite: CHIN 114 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further development of skills in elementary spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. The aim is to interact effectively with native speakers of Chinese in a variety of real-life situations using culturally appropriate language and to recognize and distinguish more commonly used Chinese characters in context. Practice in fine-tuning pronunciation and applying language skills to a range of contexts is provided.