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Chinese

Applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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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

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. Meets the Language Requirement requirement.

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Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

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Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

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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 2021-22).

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Meets the Language Requirement requirement. (Summer only 2021-22).

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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. Meets the Language Requirement requirement.

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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. Meets the Language Requirement requirement.

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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.

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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.

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Meets the Language Requirement requirement. (Summer only 2021-22).

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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 2021-22).

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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 2021-22).

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Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2021-22).

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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.

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

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

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Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Language Requirement requirement. (Summer only 2021-22).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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