Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 101 —  Elementary Chinese 1 Course count: 1 

An introduction to spoken Mandarin and written Chinese. Providing a foundation in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and communication skills and an introduction to the Chinese culture.

Students who have taken any higher level CHIN course may not register for CHIN 101. No previous knowledge of language.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 102 —  Elementary Chinese 2 Course count: 1 

An introduction to spoken Mandarin and written Chinese. Providing a foundation in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and communication skills and an introduction to the Chinese culture.

Recommended prerequisite: CHIN 101 or equivalent. Students who have taken any higher level CHIN course may not register for CHIN 102.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 103 —  Introduction to Chinese Culture Course count: 1 

An introduction to the history, geography, literature, and social issues of China through readings, films, music, poetry, and web-based resources. Taught in English. Three class hours weekly. One unit.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies

CHIN 201 —  Intermediate Chinese 1 Course count: 1 

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and on the strengthening of cultural competency in Chinese through the use of written texts and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.

Recommended prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent. Students who have taken any higher level CHIN course may not register for CHIN 201.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 202 —  Intermediate Chinese 2 Course count: 1 

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and on the strengthening of cultural competency in Chinese through the use of written texts and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.

Recommended prerequisite: CHIN 201 or equivalent. Students who have taken any higher level CHIN course may not register for CHIN 202.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 250 —  Traditional Chinese Literature Course count: 1 

Introduction to major works in traditional Chinese literature. One Unit.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Literature

CHIN 251 —  China and the Environment Course count: 1 

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies

CHIN 255 —  Chin Cult Through Camera's Eye Course count: 1 

An exploration of Chinese culture through 20th- and 21st-century Chinese cinema. Taught in English. One unit.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies

CHIN 260 —  Chinese Linguistics Course count: 1 

An overview of the history and structure of the Chinese language. One Unit.

Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or permission from instructor.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Social Science

CHIN 301 —  Third Year Chinese 1 Course count: 1 

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of traditional Chinese readings and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.

Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or permission of the instructor. Students who have taken any higher level CHIN course may not enroll in CHIN 301

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 302 —  Third Year Chinese 2 Course count: 1 

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of traditional Chinese readings and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.

Prerequisite: CHIN 301.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 392 —  Tutorial Course count: 1 

GPA units: 1

CHIN 401 —  Fourth Year Chinese 1 Course count: 1 

Continued development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of readings, videos, and other multimedia resources. One unit each semester.

Prerequisite: CHIN 302 or Study Abroad in China, or permission of the instructor.

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 402 —  Fourth Year Chinese 2 Course count: 1 

Continued development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of readings, videos, and other multimedia resources. One unit each semester.

Prerequisite: CHIN 401 or Study Abroad in China

GPA units: 1.25

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 409 —  Introduction to Literary Chinese 1 Course count: 1 

An introduction to the classical literary language of China. One unit each semester.

Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or permission from instructor.

GPA units: 1

Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 491 —  Tutorial Course count: 1 

GPA units: 1

CHIN 492 —  Tutorial Course count: 1 

GPA units: 1