This course introduces students to the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in modern Mandarin Chinese.  Come practice basic conversation, learn how to write Chinese characters and begin to read Chinese.  Classroom work includes dialogue practice and performance of Chinese…

A continuation of Elementary Chinese I.

Development of fundamentals of Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Emphasis will be placed on gaining basic linguistic competence in order to travel and study in a Chinese- speaking setting.

Understanding Chinese culture through exploring common situational dialogues in Chinese.

Intermediate grammar, reading, conversation, and composition.

A continuation of Intermediate Chinese I.

Practice in Mandarin Chinese conversation, reading, and writing skills.

Fundamentals of Chinese language and culture.

Advanced grammar, reading, conversation, and composition.

A continuation of Advanced Chinese I.

Independent study and research under the direction of individual faculty members.

An introduction to classical Chinese focusing on translation, analysis of grammar, and the semantic range and use of commonly occurring classical Chinese words. Readings include selections of the early classics through later imperial literature.

A continuation of Advanced Chinese III focusing on translation, analysis of grammar, and the semantic range and use of commonly occurring classical Chinese words. Readings include selections of the early classics through later imperial works.

A review of history of HanZi, Chinese characters, and how they were adopted into Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese literature and culture. All materials will be read and discussed in the original language.

Selected readings of Chinese literature and literary criticism in the original language. Texts of various genres and from different periods of the Chinese literary tradition will be read and discussed in Chinese.

A survey of traditional and modern Chinese short prose focusing on literary texts in the original language. The course traces the development of short fiction and the essay in China.

An introduction to classical Chinese focusing on translation, analysis of grammar, and the semantic range and use of commonly occurring classical Chinese words. Readings include selections of the early classics through later imperial literature.

Selected readings of Chinese literature and literary criticism in the original language. Texts of various genres and from different periods of the Chinese literary tradition will be read and discussed in Chinese.

A survey of traditional and modern Chinese short prose focusing on literary texts in the original language. The course traces the development of short fiction and the essay in China.