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CHINLANG 1: First-Year Modern Chinese, First Quarter

Conversation, grammar, reading, elementary composition. Daily sections may be set at the beginning of the quarter to suit schedule requirements.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 1B: First-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students, First Quarter

For students with elementary comprehension and speaking skills who need work on conversation, grammar, reading, and composition.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Lin, N. (PI)

CHINLANG 2: First-Year Modern Chinese, Second Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 1. Daily sections may be set at the beginning of the quarter to suit schedule requirements.Prerequisite: placement test, CHINLANG 1.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 3: First-Year Modern Chinese, Third Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 2. Daily sections may be set at the beginning of the quarter to suit schedule requirements. Fulfills the University language requirement. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 2.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 6: Beginning Conversational Chinese, First Quarter

This is the first of a 3-course sequence in Beginning Mandarin (CHINLANG 6, 7, 8) that focuses on developing basic oral communication skills. Students will learn to: a) introduce themselves in an informal social situation, b) engage in simple transactions, c) converse about themselves, their friends and families, and d) talk about activities in their daily lives. Hanyu pinyin is used (no reading/writing of Chinese characters required), with special emphasis on developing accurate pronunciation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; DiBello, M. (PI)

CHINLANG 9A: Beginning-Intermediate Conversational Chinese

This is the first of a 3-course sequence in Beginning to Intermediate level Mandarin oral communication. (Hanyu pinyin is used; no knowledge of Chinese characters is required.) Prerequisite is the Beginning Conversational Chinese sequence (CHINLANG 6,7,8) or equivalent. Students will continue to build speaking proficiency across a variety of practical content areas including Weather, Food & Dining, Asking Directions, and Health.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; DiBello, M. (PI)

CHINLANG 10: Beginning Southern Min (Taiwanese) Conversation, First Quarter

Three quarter sequence. Basic language skills for everyday life situations.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Lin, N. (PI)

CHINLANG 15: Beginning Conversational Cantonese, First Quarter

This is the first of the 3-course series on beginning Cantonese. The primary objective of the beginning series is to help students build up a repertoire of vocabulary and basic grammatical structures so that they can: (a) introduce themselves in an informal social situation, (b) engage in simple transactions, (c) converse about themselves, their friends and families, and (d) talk about activities in daily lives. Authentic materials such as Cantopop and movie clips are incorporated in the courses and Internet tools are used to enhance learning. There is also an optional field trip to a karaoke bar, a dim-sum restaurant, or a Cantonese community every quarter to experience Cantonese culture.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Dennig, S. (PI)

CHINLANG 15M: Beginning Conversational Cantonese for Standard Modern Chinese Speakers, First Quarter

This is the first of the 3-course series on beginning Cantonese for Standard Modern Chinese speakers. The primary objective of the beginning series is to help students build up a repertoire of vocabulary so that they can: (a) introduce themselves in an informal social situation, (b) engage in simple transactions, (c) converse about themselves, their friends and families, and (d) talk about activities in daily lives. Authentic materials such as Cantopop and movie clips are incorporated in the courses and Internet tools are used to enhance learning. There is also an optional field trip to a karaoke bar, a dim sum restaurant, or a Cantonese community every quarter to experience Cantonese culture. In addition, students work on common pronunciation and grammatical errors due to influences from Mandarin. Cantonese-Chinese characters will also be taught.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Dennig, S. (PI)

CHINLANG 18: Intermediate Cantonese Conversation, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 17. This is the first of the 3-course series on intermediate Cantonese. The primary objective of the intermediate series is to help students acquire the vocabulary: (a) to engage in conversations about less concrete topics, (b) to give directions and instructions, and (c) to carry out transactions in linguistically unfamiliar situations. Students will work on more complex grammar that allows them to express their ideas in a variety of sentence structures. Authentic materials such as Cantopop, movies, and news clips are incorporated in the courses and Internet tools are used to enhance learning. There is also an optional field trip to a karaoke bar, a dim sum restaurant, or a Cantonese community every quarter to experience Cantonese culture. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 17.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Dennig, S. (PI)

CHINLANG 20A: Cantonese Through Films, First Quarter

This is the first of a series of courses that targets intermediate and low-advanced students interested in expanding their Cantonese repertoire to include vocabulary, grammar, and culture for talking about movies, current events, and topics of interest to them. Students watch authentic Cantonese movies, TV dramas, news clips, and documentaries. They engage in discussions about topics relevant to them, such as history and identity of Chinese Americans. There is also an optional field trip to a karaoke bar, a dim sum restaurant, or a Cantonese community every quarter to experience Cantonese culture. Prerequisite: "Cantonese Proficiency Test or CHINLANG 20.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Dennig, S. (PI)

CHINLANG 21: Second-Year Modern Chinese, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 3. Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Daily sections may be set at the beginning of the quarter to suit schedule requirements. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 3.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Chung, M. (PI); Huang, X. (TA)

CHINLANG 21B: Second-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 3B. For students with advanced comprehension and speaking skills, but lacking equivalent knowledge of grammar, reading, and writing Chinese characters. Equivalent to CHINLANG 21. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 3B.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Singleton, L. (PI)

CHINLANG 27: Intermediate Chinese Conversation, First Quarter

This course is designed for students with basic conversational skills in Standard Modern Chinese. It focuses on developing learners communicative competence in Chinese by means of language practices, oral reports, discussions and group projects. The students will learn functional language skills for daily communication, and study a variety of topics related to school life, Chinese culture and society. nnnPrerequisite: CHINLANG 3.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Zhang, Y. (PI)

CHINLANG 41: Intermediate-to-Advanced Chinese Conversation, First Quarter

Repeatable once for units. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 23.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Chung, M. (PI)

CHINLANG 99: Language Specials

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.nn (Staff)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 101: Third-Year Modern Chinese, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 23. Written and spoken styles of modern Chinese. Reading and discussion of authentic writings on cultural topics; newspaper reports, radio, and TV broadcasts and films; online Chinese software and email network to facilitate study. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 23.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 101B: Third-Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 23B. Equivalent to CHINLANG 101. For students with advanced listening and speaking abilities, but lacking equivalent knowledge in reading and writing. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 23B.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wang, H. (PI)

CHINLANG 121: Advanced Chinese Conversation, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 29. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed for students who have completed Third-year Chinese, or its equivalent, and wish to continue to develop their speaking and listening skills. Content for the course is drawn from a wide variety of current multimedia materials. Topics include general interest and social issues, international relations, and others that lend themselves to lively and in-depth discussion. New grammatical structures and vocabulary will be regularly introduced, with occasional written assignments to support students, development of conversational skills. Placement Test, CHINLANG 103.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Zhou, X. (PI)

CHINLANG 125: Chinese through Modern Fiction (CHINLANG 225)

Increasing Chinese language proficiency through reading original modern Chinese literary masterpieces covered in Chingen 133/233, including prominent modern Chinese writers such as Lu Xun, Shen Congwen, Ding Ling, Zhang Ailing and Yu Hua. Students will gain Chinese language skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture. Enrollment in Chingen 133/233 is not required but encouraged. Prerequisite: Chinlang 103, chinlang 103B or equivalent (proved by placement test result).
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wang, H. (PI)

CHINLANG 131: Business Chinese, First Quarter

Commercial, economic, and business-related vocabulary. Materials include formal business conversations, newspaper and journal articles, and TV news on trade and economic. Technical language and business etiquette. Student oral and written reports on their own research regarding recent economic developments, using sources in China. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 103 or equivalent.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wang, H. (PI)

CHINLANG 199: Individual Reading

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 200: Directed Reading

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 211: Fourth-Year Modern Chinese, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 103. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed for students with advanced-level proficiency in Chinese. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal,or academic,interest more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: placement test, CHINLANG 103.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Zhou, X. (PI)

CHINLANG 211B: Fourth- Year Modern Chinese for Bilingual Students, First Quarter

Continuation of CHINLANG 103B. This is the first quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed for bilingual students with advanced-level proficiency in Chinese. Discussions are based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, along with related media materials. Emphasis is on social and cultural issues in contemporary China. Students will learn speed-reading techniques and explore more subtle distinctions in Chinese language use, such as formal vs. informal styles and word choice, toward developing a more sophisticated understanding and command of the language. Having completed one year of study at this level, students will acquire sufficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking on various topics of personal, or public, interests more effectively and accurately. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 103B.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Zhou, X. (PI)

CHINLANG 225: Chinese through Modern Fiction (CHINLANG 125)

Increasing Chinese language proficiency through reading original modern Chinese literary masterpieces covered in Chingen 133/233, including prominent modern Chinese writers such as Lu Xun, Shen Congwen, Ding Ling, Zhang Ailing and Yu Hua. Students will gain Chinese language skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture. Enrollment in Chingen 133/233 is not required but encouraged. Prerequisite: Chinlang 103, chinlang 103B or equivalent (proved by placement test result).
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wang, H. (PI)

CHINLANG 231A: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Current Issues, First Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, first quarter: A content focuses on politics, the economy, technology and society. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and sociocultural appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 231A alone for 2 units, or take 231A concurrently with 231B for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 213, or CHINLANG 213B.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wang, H. (PI)

CHINLANG 231B: Fifth-Year Modern Chinese: Cultural Texts, First Quarter

One of the two components of fifth-year Chinese, first quarter: 'B' content includes cultural and literary texts in the form of dramas, fictional pieces, poetry, essays, TV shows and films. Sequence facilitates advanced training in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Targeted functional abilities include presentational and socioculturally appropriate language in formal and informal, academic, and professional contexts. Students can take 231B alone for 2 units, or take 231B concurrently with 231A for 4 units. Prerequisite: Placement Test, CHINLANG 213, or CHINLANG 213B.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wang, H. (PI)

CHINLANG 394: Graduate Studies in Chinese Conversation

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

CHINLANG 395: Graduate Studies in Chinese

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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