Chinese (CHI)

College of Arts and Humanities

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CHI 101. Elementary Chinese I. 3 Credits.

Introduction to elementary Mandarin Chinese with focuses on hearing, speaking, reading and writing to develop basic competence. Emphasis is on integration of all language skills.
Typically offered in Fall.

CHI 102. Elementary Chinese II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of basic language skills in speaking, reading and writing of modern Chinese with an emphasis on solid training at the beginning level. The course focuses on providing students with the basic vocabulary needed for daily conversation. Elementary reading and limited writing introduced.
Pre / Co requisites: CHI 102 requires a prerequisite of CHI 101.
Typically offered in Spring.

CHI 199. Transfer Credits. 1-9 Credits.

Transfer Credits.
Repeatable for Credit.

CHI 201. Intermediate Chinese I. 3 Credits.

Third level of Mandarin Chinese, stressing advanced pronunciation with emphasis on intensive conversation and writing. Further development of audio-lingual proficiency, with increased reading and writing skills.
Pre / Co requisites: CHI 201 requires a prerequisite of CHI 102.
Typically offered in Fall.

CHI 202. Intermediate Chinese II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of Mandarin Chinese communicative skills through study and review of grammatical structures. Composition and conversation, with focuses on spoken and written communicative competence. Reading assignments and practices executed in Chinese characters.
Pre / Co requisites: CHI 202 requires a prerequisite of CHI 201.
Typically offered in Spring.

CHI 301. Advanced Chinese I. 3 Credits.

Third year Mandarin Chinese studies to continue focus on four aspects of language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. The course helps to expand the students' understanding of important linguistic structures. Students will be exposed intensively to both traditional and simplified Chinese characters, and gradually introduced to the formal written style expressions, in addition to expressions of spoken style.
Pre / Co requisites: CHI 301 requires a prerequisite of CHI 202.

CHI 302. Advanced Chinese II. 3 Credits.

Second half of Mandarin Chinese studies to continue focus on four aspects of language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing to introduce topics of interest to college students and adult learners. The course helps to expand the students' understanding of important linguistic structures. Students will be exposed intensively to the formal written style expressions, in addition to expressions of spoken style.
Pre / Co requisites: CHI 302 requires a prerequisite of CHI 301.