CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I (4). Introduction to Mandarin Chinese, focusing on pronunciation, simple conversation, and basic grammar. Reading and writing Chinese characters are also taught. Four hours per week. Fall.

CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II (4). Prerequisite, CHIN 101. Continued training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing on everyday topics. Four hours per week. Spring.

CHIN 111 Elementary Written Chinese (3). Designed for students who already understand and speak some Chinese; entry to this course is by placement only. The training in the course centers on reading and writing. This course is taught in Chinese. CHIN 111 is equivalent to CHIN 101 and 102. CHIN 111 does not count toward the Chinese minor. Three hours per week. Fall.

CHIN 123 Chinese Character Writing (3). Entry to this course is by placement only. This course focuses on writing and memorizing Chinese characters. It is intended for students who have basic speaking and listening skills but do not know how to write characters.

CHIN 203 Intermediate Chinese I (4). Prerequisite, CHIN 102. Second-year level of modern standard Chinese. Four hours per week. Fall.

CHIN 204 Intermediate Chinese II (4). Prerequisite, CHIN 203. Second-year level of modern standard Chinese. Four hours per week. Spring.

CHIN 212 Intermediate Written Chinese (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 111. Designed for students who already understand and speak some Chinese. The training in the course centers on reading and writing. This course is taught in Chinese. CHIN 212 is equivalent to CHIN 203 and 204. Three hours per week. Spring.

CHIN 305 Advanced Chinese I (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 204. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. This course emphasizes the development of conversational skills and vocabulary building with readings on everyday topics. Three hours per week. Fall.

CHIN 306 Advanced Chinese II (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 305. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. This course provides training in advanced conversation and composition with readings that cover a range of topics on Chinese society, economics, history, politics, etc. Three hours per week. Spring.

CHIN 313 Advanced Written Chinese (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 212. This is the third course in modern written Chinese for heritage students. The material covered is comparable to the material dealt with in the third year of the regular Chinese language sequence. Three hours per week. Fall.

CHIN 407 Readings in Modern Chinese I (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 306. Readings selected from high quality authentic texts of modern Chinese, including newspaper articles and published writings of literary, cultural, and social interest relating to modern Chinese society. This course is taught in Chinese, with further training in speech and writing. Fall.

CHIN 408 Readings in Modern Chinese II (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 407. Readings selected from high quality authentic texts of modern Chinese, including newspaper articles and published writings of literary, cultural, and social interest relating to modern Chinese society. This course is taught in Chinese, with further training in speech and writing. Spring.

CHIN 414 Advanced Reading and Composition (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 313. Fourth course for heritage students, comparable to fourth year of the regular sequence. Focuses on reading and writing skills in modern Chinese, using authentic reading materials. Three hours per week. Spring.

CHIN 440 Advanced Chinese Grammar (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 407 or 414. An overview of major grammatical features of Mandarin Chinese and how they differ from English. The textbook is written in relatively simple Chinese; class discussion is also in Chinese. Coursework includes grammatical exercises, class presentations, and writing assignments.

CHIN 441 Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting (3). Prerequisite or corequisite, CHIN 407 or 414. Instruction and practice in Chinese-to-English translation (written) and interpreting (oral), designed for second-language learners of Chinese. Students work with materials covering many fields.

CHIN 442 Modern Chinese Society (3). Prerequisite or corequisite, CHIN 408. This is a theme-based and proficiency-oriented advanced Chinese conversation course designed for nonheritage students. The purpose of the course is to train students in the skills of composing formal speech.

CHIN 443 Business Communication in Chinese (3). Pre- or corequisite, CHIN 407 or 414. The goal of this course is to improve students’ overall language proficiency using Chinese for business purposes. They will develop enhanced skills of reading business journalism and case studies and writing business letters or email messages.

CHIN 490 Topics in Chinese Literature and Language (3). Pre- or corequisite, CHIN 407 or 414. Readings in Chinese literature and language on varying topics. May be taken more than once for credit as topics change.

CHIN 496 Independent Readings in Chinese (1–3). Permission of the department. For the student who wishes to create and pursue an independent project in Chinese under the supervision of a selected instructor. Maximum three credit hours per semester.

CHIN 510 Introduction to Classical Chinese (3). Pre- or corequisite, CHIN 408 or 414. Advanced study of Chinese classics.

CHIN 511 Literary Chinese (3). Prerequisite or corequisite, CHIN 408 or 414. Introduction to the classical Chinese language through reading short essays and poems. Instruction focuses on the similarities and differences between classical and modern Chinese in sentence structure and vocabulary.

CHIN 525 Ancient Philosophers and Their Modern Reincarnation (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 408 or 414. Recommended preparation, CHIN 510 or 511. This course examines the reinterpretation and appropriation of ancient Chinese philosophy in contemporary China, on such themes as Confucian ethics and Daoist metaphysics and aesthetics.

CHIN 532 Modernizing the Chinese Language (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 510 or 511. An overview of the development of Chinese language during the 20th century. Topics include the unique features of Chinese, the role of Chinese language in education, Chinese language change and modern history, regional dialects, spoken versus written language, and language planning.

CHIN 590 Advanced Topics in Chinese Literature and Language (3). Prerequisite, CHIN 408 or 414. This is an advanced topics course in Chinese literature and language, culture and society. The instruction is entirely in Chinese with the use of authentic materials. Three hours per week.

CHIN 631 Writing Chinese (in) America: Advanced Studies of a Foreign Literature from United States Homeland (3). Prerequisites, CHIN 510 or 511, and 525. Encompasses a century of literary writings on the experiences of Chinese in the United States. The select works are written for Chinese communities worldwide, hence “writing Chinese in America,” while they reflect upon the formation of Chinese American identity, therefore “writing Chinese America.”