Chinese (CHIN)

Courses

CHIN 101. College Chinese I. 4 Units.

Introduction to beginning level Mandarin Chinese, including the basic structures of the written language. Emphasis is on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Formerly MAND 101.

CHIN 102. College Chinese II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 101 or consent of department
Develops listening and active speaking skills in Mandarin Chinese with further development of reading and writing skills while expanding vocabulary of daily life. Formerly MAND 102.

CHIN 103. College Chinese III. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or consent of department
(GE=C3)
Develops listening and speaking skills in Mandarin Chinese with emphasis on reading and writing skills. Emphasis on negotiating routine social situations and more complex tasks. Formerly MAND 103 and 150.

CHIN 170. Beginning Chinese Conversation. 2 Units.

Practice of oral Chinese with emphasis on familiar surroundings, immediate needs, and basic survival skills. Graded credit/no credit. May be repeated up to three times for credit.

CHIN 201. Second Year College Chinese I. 4 Units.

(GE=C3)
Further study of the Mandarin Chinese language to attain proficiency in four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will improve fluency from class discussion on a variety of topics including social issues and aspects of Chinese culture. Formerly MAND 201.

CHIN 202. Second Year College Chinese II. 4 Units.

(GE=C3)
Emphasis on the continued vocabulary and syntactic development of the Mandarin Chinese language to attain proficiency in four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Formerly MAND 202.

CHIN 203. Second Year College Chinese III. 4 Units.

(GE=C3)
Integration of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the format of writing effective Mandarin Chinese essays. Chinese philosophy, poetry, history and culture will be incorporated. Formerly MAND 203.

CHIN 210. Chinese Calligraphy. 4 Units.

Teaches students the seven brush strokes for writers. Students will learn the evolution of Mandarin Chinese characters from ancient ideograms to modern written characters. Formerly MAND 210.

CHIN 214. Conversation in Chinese. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 103 or equivalent
(GE=C3)
Practice of oral Chinese including current topics, panel discussions, debates, and oral presentations. Students will become familiar with day-to-day social and business expressions.

CHIN 290. Chinese Literature in Translation. 4 Units.

Introduction to Chinese literature read in English translation. Selection of writers and genres from classical and contemporary Chinese literature. Formerly MAND 290.

CHIN 301. Advanced Chinese I. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 203 or equivalent or consent of department
First course in an advanced-level sequence. Develops students' oral and written Chinese language skills, as well as knowledge of Chinese culture.

CHIN 302. Advanced Chinese II. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 302 or consent of department
Second course in an advanced-level sequence. Develops students' oral and written Chinese language skills, as well as knowledge of Chinese culture.

CHIN 303. Advanced Chinese III. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 302 or consent of department
Third course in an advanced-level sequence in Chinese. Develops students' oral and written language skills, as well as knowledge of Chinese culture.

CHIN 314. Advanced Chinese Conversation. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 203 or consent of department
Practice of contemporary spoken Chinese through the reading and discussion of current topics.

CHIN 315. Language in Chinese Society. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 203 or equivalent
Study of how language functions in contemporary Chinese society. Analysis of politeness, gender, language attitudes, the mechanics of cross-cultural misunderstandings, and how language incorporates Chinese social constructs.

CHIN 409. Business Chinese. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: CHIN 203 or consent of department
Introduction to business vocabulary, practices, and socioeconomic issues in Chinese-speaking contexts.