CHI-Chinese Courses

Courses

CHI 101. Introductory Chinese I. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to the language by focusing on the acquisition of essential elements for basic communication and development of the practical language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for communicating in daily life situations, as well as provides a broader awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of the countries where Chinese is spoken. This course meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area II: Humanities.

CHI 102. Introductory Chinese II. 3 Hours.

This course continues to develop the language-learning process by focusing on the acquisition of essential elements for basic communication and development of the practical language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for communicating in daily life situations, as well as provides a broader awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of the countries where Chinese is spoken. This course meets the Core Curriculum requirements for Area II: Humanities.

CHI 190. Study Abroad: Chinese. 1-6 Hour.

Approved novice level study abroad program in a Chinese-speaking country. Course of study will vary according to array of approved offerings student interest. Permission of department chair required.

CHI 201. Intermediate Chinese I. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to help students make the transition to natural communication and develop the language-learning process by focusing on the expansion of necessary elements for development of the practical language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) by using cultural and literary readings as well as grammatical exercises. It also provides a broader awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of the countries where Chinese is spoken. (CORE AREA II).

CHI 202. Intermediate Chinese II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of Chinese 201. Conducted in Chinese.

CHI 203. Intermediate Chinese Language & Culture. 3 Hours.

This course aims to improve student linguistic and cultural fluency necessary for functioning in the Chinese-speaking world. Class activities will consist of communicative exercises such as role-playing. While emphasis will be placed on oral skills, attention will also be given to the written Chinese that one encounters in daily life, particularly in signage and forms. Topics may include: Conversational Chinese in such settings as a restaurant, business, store, public transportation, airport, post office, hospital, home-stay, hotel, and local attractions.

CHI 204. Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on developing students reading and writing skills to increase Chinese literacy. It will also expand students vocabulary, grammatical understanding, listening and speaking.
Prerequisites: CHI 201 [Min Grade: C]

CHI 206. Chinese for the Professions. 3 Hours.

Intensive conversation and acquisition of vocabulary for the professionals while focusing on culture(s) of the Chinese-speaking world. Course Objectives: To further develop communicative competence within the cultural context of the Chinese-speaking world; To foster critical thinking skills, such as, problem-identification and solving, decision-making, anticipation and planning, client understanding, and negotiation techniques; To expand students' functional vocabulary, in particular, the langugae of the Chinese-speaking professional world; To promote a better understanding of Chinese business culture; To develop professional basic writing skills.

CHI 290. Chinese for Study Abroad. 1-6 Hour.

This study-abroad Chinese course aims at improving students' oral fluency. It will help students develop intermediary conversational skills as they study in total immersion. The emphasis will be on efficient target language production at the intermediate level, as well as an oral and comprehension skills, communicative strategies, and the acquisition of vocabulary relating to a variety of domains. The course content will also include discussion and analysis of current cultural topics. CHI 290 will be conducted entirely in Chinese.

CHI 299. Directed Readings in Chinese. 3 Hours.

This is an individualized course of directed readings and activities for intermediate Chinese students. Course design is determined by the instructor and student, and will be tailored to the needs of the student. The goal of the course is to increase general literacy in and knowledge of Chinese language and culture. Intermediate proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking Chinese is the targeted outcome.

CHI 390. Study Abroad: Chinese. 1-6 Hour.

Advanced program in a Chinese-speaking country. Course of study will vary according to array of approved offering and student interest. Permission of the Department Chair and Director of Education Abroad required.

CHI 399. Directed Readings: Chinese. 3 Hours.

This is an individualized course of directed readings and activities for advanced students of Chinese language and culture. Course design is determined by the instructor and student and will be tailored to the needs of the student. The goal of the course is to increase general literacy in and knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Intermediate-high or Advanced-low proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking Chinese is the targeted outcome. Permission of the Department Chair required.

CHI 490. Study Away: Chinese. 1-6 Hour.

Advanced program in a Chinese-speaking country. Course of study will vary according to array of approved offering and student interest. Permission of the Department Chair and Director of Education Abroad required.