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See East Asian Languages and Literatures.

1001-2 Beginning Chinese I–II (4-4) Staff
  Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, with graded reading and practice in writing. Laboratory fee. (Academic year)
1011 Intensive Beginning Chinese (8) Staff
  Intensive beginning course equivalent to Chin 1001-2. Laboratory fee.
1088 E-learning Tools for Chinese (1) Zhang
  Basic training for using computer programs, software, or web tools for Chinese word processing. Prerequisite: Chin 1001. Laboratory fee. (Spring)
2003-4 Intermediate Chinese I–II (4-4) Wei and Staff
  Continuation of grammar, with emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: Chin 1002 or 1011 to 2003, Chin 2003 to 2004 . Laboratory fee. (Academic year)
3105-6 Intermediate Chinese III–IV (3-3) Staff
  Augmentation of vocabulary, reading of texts, essay writing practice, and oral presentation and discussion. Prerequisite: Chin 2004 to 3105, Chin 3105 to 3106. Laboratory fee. (Academic year)
3109-10 Introduction to Classical Chinese (3-3) Chaves
  Introduction to classical writings in Chinese literature, history, and philosophy. Prerequisite: Chin 2004 or equivalent. (Academic year)
3111-12 Chinese Literature in Translation (3-3) Chaves
  An introductory survey of Chinese literature read in English translation, including fiction, poetry, drama, essays, diaries, testimonials. Chin 3111: the pre-modern period; Chin 3112: the modern period. (Academic year)
3123-24 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (3-3) Staff
  The structure of the Chinese language, including such topics as the structure of sounds and words, sentence meaning and structure, the writing system, adaptation of foreign vocabulary, pragmatics, variation, and change. Course conducted in English. (Academic year)
3136 Chinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film (3) Chen
  Women’s position in Chinese cultural and political life from prehistoric myth to the present time. Confucian writing, traditional theatre, and films and novels set in China. A general survey of Chinese history establishes the context for discussions of cultural and political phenomena, such as foot binding and the one-child policy. Course conducted in English. Same as WStu 3136. (Fall and spring)
3162 Chinese Culture Through Film (3) Chen
  Survey of the Chinese cultural heritage presented through films. Topics include literature, philosophy, art, religion, and social history from prehistorical times to the modern era. Course conducted in English. (Fall and spring)
3171-72 Poetry of the Tang and Song Periods (3-3) Chaves
  Reading of works of leading poets. Discussion of content and style. Prerequisite: Chin 3109 or equivalent. (Alternate academic years)
3173 Chinese Drama and Theatre (3) Chen
  Chinese drama and theatrical genres. Topics include the relation between theatrical performance and ritual practice, gender identities, and cross-cultural exchange. Course conducted in English. (Fall)
3841 Religion in Modern China (3) Staff
  Same as Rel 3841.
4107-8 Readings in Modern Chinese (3-3) Staff
  Readings in newspapers, social science materials, and documentary materials. Prerequisite: Chin 3106 or equivalent. (Academic year)
4119 Business Chinese (3) Zhang
  Basics of business-related communication in both oral and written form. Integrated language skills. Prerequisite: Chin 4107 or 4121 or equivalent preparation approved by the instructor. (Spring)
4121-22 Advanced Conversation and Composition I–II (3-3) Zhang and Staff
  Productive skills at the advanced discourse level, topic-specific practice of commonly used speech patterns and writing formats. Prerequisite: Chin 3106 to 4121, Chin 4121 to 4122, and permission of instructor. (Academic year)
4179-80 20th-Century Chinese Literature (3-3) Chen
  Selected works of major 20th-century writers, including Lu Xun, Lao She, Zhang Ailing, Bai Xianyong, and others. Lectures and discussion in Chinese. Prerequisite: Chin 4107 or equivalent. (Academic year)
4185-86 Directed Reading (3-3) Chen
  Reading of material in the student’s field of interest. Admission by permission of instructor. (Academic year)
4198-99 Proseminar: Readings for the Major in Chinese Language and Literature (3-3) Staff
  Recommended for all majors. Preparation for advanced research in Chinese sources. One-on-one tutorials, seminar meetings, and practice in consulting Chinese reference works, both traditional and modern. Literary criticism; keeping abreast of sinological scholarship. Prerequisite: Chin 3106 to 4198, Chin 4198 to 4199. (Academic year)

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