Courses

Chinese Studies Courses

Course descriptions listed on this page for the Chinese Studies Program are from the 2021-2022 College Catalog. For more information on the courses offered during the fall and spring semesters, please log in to the course schedule through STAR.

CHIN 101 — Elementary Chinese 1

An introduction to spoken Mandarin and written Chinese. Providing a foundation in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and communication skills and an introduction to the Chinese culture.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Fall

CHIN 102 — Elementary Chinese 2

An introduction to spoken Mandarin and written Chinese. Providing a foundation in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and communication skills and an introduction to the Chinese culture.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Spring

CHIN 103 — Introduction to Chinese Culture

An introduction to the history, geography, literature, and social issues of China through readings, films, music, poetry, and web-based resources. Taught in English. Three class hours weekly. One unit.
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies

CHIN 201 — Intermediate Chinese 1

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and on the strengthening of cultural competency in Chinese through the use of written texts and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Fall

CHIN 202 — Intermediate Chinese 2

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and on the strengthening of cultural competency in Chinese through the use of written texts and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Spring

CHIN 250 — Traditional Chinese Literature

Introduction to major works in traditional Chinese literature. One Unit.
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Literature

CHIN 251 — China and the Environment

GPA units: 1
Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies

CHIN 255 — Chin Cult Through Camera's Eye

An exploration of Chinese culture through 20th- and 21st-century Chinese cinema. Taught in English. One unit.
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies

CHIN 260 — Chinese Linguistics

An overview of the history and structure of the Chinese language. One Unit.
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Social Science

CHIN 270 — The Legend of the Monkey King

GPA units: 1
Common Area: Cross-Cultural Studies, Literature

CHIN 301 — Third Year Chinese 1

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of traditional Chinese readings and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Fall

CHIN 302 — Third Year Chinese 2

Continued focus on the development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of traditional Chinese readings and multimedia resources. Five class hours weekly. One and one-quarter units each semester.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Spring

CHIN 392 — Tutorial

GPA units: 1
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CHIN 401 — Fourth Year Chinese 1

Continued development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of readings, videos, and other multimedia resources. One unit each semester.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Fall

CHIN 402 — Fourth Year Chinese 2

Continued development of oral and written communication skills and cultural competency through the use of readings, videos, and other multimedia resources. One unit each semester.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Spring

CHIN 403 — Topics in Contemp Chin Society

This course continues its focus on the development of higher level skills in spoken Mandarin and formal, written Chinese.
GPA units: 1.25
Common Area: Language Studies

CHIN 404 — Introduction to Literary Chinese 1

An introduction to the classical literary language of China.
GPA units: 1
Common Area: Language Studies
Typically Offered: Annually

CHIN 491 — Tutorial

GPA units: 1
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CHIN 492 — Tutorial

GPA units: 1
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring