Chinese Course Description

CHI

101

ELEMENTARY CHINESE I

Four credit hours

Introduction to Chinese language and culture for students with no or little previous
experience.  Students learn about 100 characters to help them understand basic
texts such as songs and poems.  Use of videos and internet help the learners gain a
better understanding of Chinese culture.

CHI

102

ELEMENTARY CHINESE II

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: CHI 101 or equivalent

This second course continues the introduction of simple Chinese characters.  Students
learn 100 more characters to help develop their reading and writing skills.  Teaching of
culture is an integral part of the course.

CHI

201

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: CHI 102 or equivalent

This third course continues building on the studentsí previous Chinese knowledge by
introducing new vocabulary, characters, grammar and usage.  Students who complete this
course should be able to initiate discussion on topics of daily life, understand more
complicated sentences and write short compositions.  Mandarin pronunciation is taught.

CHI

202

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: CHI 201 or equivalent.

This course begins the second volume of the textbook introducing additional characters
with more complicated dialogue and sentence patterns with continued practice of
Mandarin pronunciation. Students will read and discuss supplemental materials including
Chinese proverbs and folk stories.

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