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    Chinese

    Applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Chinese Website

    Professor JIANG (Chair); Lecturer ZHANG

    Minor Requirements

    The Chinese Language Minor (6 units)

    • A minimum of 5 units of Chinese Language, including at least 1 units of Advanced Chinese.
    • One (1)  additional relevant course approved by the department. This course can be a literature or culture course or an advanced language course (CN302: Advanced Chinese II or CN401: Chinese Culture and Language).

    Courses

    Chinese Language

    CN101 Elementary Chinese

    Introduction to Mandarin Chinese; emphasis on basic grammar, speaking, and listening comprehension, as well as mastery of some 500 characters for reading and writing. Language laboratory required.

    1 or 2 units — Jiang, Zhang

    CN103 Chinese Skill Maintenance

    Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

    .25 unit — Zhang

    CN104 Chinese Skill Maintenance

    Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

    .25 unit — Zhang

    CN106 Chinese Basic Prep/Review

    Is an oral language functional review and extension class. The class is an intensive immersion with systematic reviews of modern standard Chinese. It is designed for students who have had two blocks of beginning Chinese or have taken Chinese previously. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

    .5 unit

    CN107 Chinese in China

    (Summer only 2020-21).

    2 units

    CN201 Intermediate Chinese I

    Emphasis on continued development of speaking and listening skills and the use of basic structures through reading, writing and films with a view to building proficiency in using the language.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

    1 unit — Jiang

    CN202 Advanced Intermediate Chinese II

    The course builds on the language progress made in Chinese 201. Extensive use of films and increased application of the written and spoken language in order to build proficiency.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

    1 unit — Zhang

    CN205 Chinese Skill Maintenance

    Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Chinese language. This course will be offered once a week, three times per block through blocks 1 to 4 in the fall semester and will be offered again from blocks 5 to 8 in the spring semester.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

    .25 unit — Zhang

    CN206 Chinese Skill Maintenance (Upper Level)

    Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Chinese language. This course will be offered once a week, three times per block through blocks 1 to 4 in the fall semester and will be offered again from blocks 5 to 8 in the spring semester.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

    .25 unit — Zhang

    CN207 Chinese in China

    (Summer only 2020-21).

    2 units

    CN212 Masterpieces of Chinese Literature in Translation

    The course will acquaint students with Chinese poetry and major forms of Chinese fiction - pi-chi, ch'uan-ch'i, pien-wen, hua-pen, kung-an, and the novel, as well as modern Chinese vernacular literature. Students are expected to develop a critical Interest In placing literary works In broader social, political and cultural contexts. No prerequisite. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    CN221 Chinese Women Writers and Their Works

    This course will focus on a comparative study of the voice of Chinese women writers in the 1920s and 1980s, examine women writers' works in a social-historical context, and discuss the difference of women's places and problems in traditional Chinese culture and modern Chinese society. The course will also try to define the similar and different expressions of 'feminism' as a term in the West and the East. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    CN250 Topics:

    .25 unit — Tu

    CN255 Chinese Language and Culture

    Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    CN259 Chinese Cinema and Society

    This course is to help students evaluate, both politically and aesthetically, the way contemporary Chinese films convey their social and cultural values and commitments. Given the belief in film’s historical and social significance, it is the particular purpose of this course to look at Chinese films since the 1980s and 1990s to the present and analyze how they perceived and conjured up the social and cultural landscape. It will also look at some of the major political events and social and cultural trends that dominated a decade and left a mark on its films. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — Xing

    CN300 Conversational Chinese

    (Summer only 2020-21).

    1 to 2 units

    CN301 Advanced Chinese Language I

    Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending modern Chinese. Taught as an extended format course over the Fall semester or as one block.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 202 or consent of instructor.

    1 unit — Zhang

    CN302 Advanced Chinese Language II

    Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending modern Chinese. Taught as an extended format course over the Spring semester.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 301 or consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    CN307 Chinese in China

    Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Summer only 2020-21).

    2 units

    CN308 Conversational Chinese

    (Summer only 2020-21).

    1 unit

    CN311 Independent Study in Chinese:

    Supervised projects in Chinese language, literature and culture for advanced students. Consent of department required. Offered as a block course (1 unit) or semester extended format (1/2 unit).

    Prerequisite: consent of department.

    .25 to 1 unit

    CN350 Advanced Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture

    Study of a selected topic in Chinese literature and culture. The course will cover subjects not listed in the regular curriculum and may vary from year to year.

    1 unit — Jiang

    CN401 Chinese Culture and Language

    Application of Chinese language skills in the study of Chinese culture, including literature, history, or business. Taught as an extended format course over the full academic year.

    Prerequisite: Chinese Language 302 or consent of instructor.

    1 unit — Zhang