Academics

Course Catalog

UGRD > CHINSE

Chinese

  • CHINSE 101  Elementary Chinese I

    Description:
    For students with no previous training in Chinese. Introduction to pronunciation (Mandarin), grammar, conversation, Chinese characters and the Pinyin romanization system.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 102  Elementary Chinese II

    Description:
    A continuation of CHINSE 101. Grammar, pronunciation, conversation, reading, and writing.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 105  Elementary Chinese for Heritage Speakers

    Description:
    This course is an introduction to standard Mandarin Chinese for students with some background in spoken dialects of Chinese. It covers the equivalent of Chinese 101 & 102 in a single semester.   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 201  Intermediate Chinese I

    Description:
    Continuation of CHINSE 102. Intensive review and further study of grammar and audio-lingual skills with correlated intermediate-level readings in modern Chinese.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 202  Intermediate Chinese II

    Description:
    Continuation of CHINSE 201. Intensive review and further study of grammar and audio-lingual skills with correlated intermediate-level readings in modern Chinese.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 253  Is Culture Power? Re-thinking 'Traditional' Chinese Culture

    Description:
    This course is an introduction to Chinese literature and culture before 1900, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which fiction, poetry, letters, diaries, plays, and essays relate to other types of cultural production, including art, ritual, philosophy, politics, discourses of nation and ethnicity, and "everyday life."   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 260  Modern Chinese Literature

    Description:
    Short stories, novels, and essays from twentieth-century China in English translation. Some questions to be considered: What is literature? What role does politics play in the production of literature? Is there a meaningful relationship between literary theory and literary practice?   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 276  Modern Chinese Cinema

    Description:
    This course is an introduction to movies made in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, with particular attention to questions of cinematic style and technique. At the same time, it locates Chinese film in an international context-interpreting it with reference, on the one hand, to European, American, and Japanese film and, on the other, to changing economic, social, and political circumstances over the course of the last century. The course is taught in English; no knowledge of Chinese is necessary.   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 290  Special Topics

    Description:
    Special topics in Chinese   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 301  Advanced Chinese I

    Description:
    A course in written and spoken Chinese beyond the intermediate level. This course aims at developing students' reading comprehension and speaking proficiency through the study of materials on contemporary China. The Pinyin romanization system is practiced in the classroom for accurate Mandarin speech.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 302  Advanced Chinese II

    Description:
    This course is designed for advanced students of Chinese who would like to improve their informal oral communication and formal presentational skills, and further develop their essay-writing ability. Readings and film selections focus on topical issues in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture. The course is conducted in standard Mandarin Chinese.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 303  Readings in Chinese: 20th Century

    Description:
    Short stories, essays, and other writing in Chinese. Among other topics, we will consider changing views of gender and sexuality, the interplay of aesthetics and politics in literature, and the relationship between literature and film. There will be several screenings of films based on short stories. Class discussion in Chinese.   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 304  Readings in Chinese: Contemporary Culture

    Description:
    Short stories, essays, and other writing in Chinese, as well as films and television shows, with an emphasis on contemporary cultural products. Among other topics, we will consider new approaches to visual culture, changing views of gender and sexuality, and the politics of literary and nonliterary culture. Class discussion in Chinese.   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 305  Readings in Chinese: Classical

    Description:
    In this course, we read classical Chinese short fiction, essays, and poetry in the original, and discuss them in class   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 315  Chinese Popular Music

    Description:
    This course familiarizes students with Chinese pop culture and popular language usage in social context through the study of Chinese pop songs over the last fifty years. Study of representative songs will contribute not only to a better understanding of Chinese society in different historical periods and the range of socio-cultural perspectives on these periods but also will realize the learners' language proficiency level through use of the target language in an artistic format. This course is designed for advanced level Chinese language learners (including heritage learners). Materials are primarily in Mandarin, although some videos may be subtitled in English. Lecture and discussion are conducted in Chinese, and all written work is to be done in Chinese.   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 320  Introduction to Teaching Chinese Language

    Description:
    This course introduces theoretical and practical approaches to Chinese language teachings, including discussion of the relationship between general theories of language acquisition and teaching methodologies and the specifics of Mandarin Chinese, how to design and develop course materials, and comparative analysis of popular textbooks. Student swill conduct classroom observation and have the opportunity to design and teach a lesson. Knowledge of Chinese equivalent to CHINESE 202 or above strongly recommended.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 376  Topics in Chinese Cinema

    Description:
    This seminar analyzes Chinese film (from the PRC, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and elsewhere) in depth and detail, considering both its aesthetic qualities and its relation to culture, history, and politics.   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA
  • CHINSE 378  Independent Study

    Description:
    For those students wishing to pursue the study of Chinese language, literature, or culture beyond the intermediate level. A course of study is jointly designed by supervising instructor and student.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 379  Independent Study

    Description:
    For those students wishing to pursue the study of Chinese language, literature, or culture beyond the intermediate level. A course of study is jointly designed by supervising instructor and student.   More Info

    Offered in:
  • CHINSE 479  Readings & Research

    Description:
    Primarily for Seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major who wish to pursue a research topic in depth, one ordinarily not available in standard course offerings. A written prospectus detailing the plan of study must be submitted to the supervising instructor and the department.   More Info

    Offered in: