Courses

Language Courses:

CHI 1130 Chinese I (5 Credits). Provides introduction to the Chinese language. Focuses on all four aspects of language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), with an emphasis on the former two.

CHI 1131 Chinese II (5 Credits). A continuation of CHI 1130. Focuses on vocabulary and sentences that are more complex yet practical for daily use.

CHI 2200 Intermediate Chinese (3 Credits). Provides intermediate training in the application of the language. Prerequisites: One year prior study at college level or permission of the instructor.

CHI 2201 Intermediate Chinese II (3 Credits). A continuation of CHI 2200. Students at the end of this course will have completed the language aspect of the requirement for the Certificate in Chinese Studies, and are able to speak and read Chinese at the intermediate level. Prerequisites: CHI 2200 or permission of the instructor.

CHI 3400 Intermediate Chinese Conversation (3 Credits). Students focus on honing their conversational and presentational skills. Topics include buy may not be limited to Chinese idioms, food, music, politics and entertainment in China.

CHI 4930 Special Topics (3 Credits). Topics will be selected to meet academic needs for students doing research on Chinese language.

FOL 3930 HSK Preparatory Course (3 Credits). This course prepares students to take the Chinese Proficiency Test known as the HSK.

Culture Courses:

ASN 3016 China Then and Now (3 Credits). Examination of China, focusing on its culture, history, religion, and societal life.

ASN 3200 Asia Through Films (3 Credits). Overview of Asian culture, history, and society through Asian cinema.

ASN 3410 Introduction to East Asia (3 Credits). An overview of East Asia from traditional to modern times including the interaction among Asian cultures as well as between Asia and the world.

ASN 4404 History of China (3 Credits). Examines Chinese politics, ideas, economics and society from the 19th Century to the present. Impact of European imperialism, decline and fall of the Qing dynasty, Nationalist and Communist Revolutions, women, modernization, and democracy movement are covered.

CHT 3502 Chinese Culture and Society (3 Credits). To give students successful knowledge and well-rounded understanding of the culture and society in China. Lecture will focus in topics such as business, history, sociology, and traditional culture.

Summer Abroad Courses:

CHI 3440 Business Chinese (3 Credits). Introduces the culture, economy, and commerce of present-day China. Emphasis will be placed on various business situational dialogues and communicative writing.

CHI 3955 Foreign Study: Language and Culture (3 Credits). Four-week full-time study of Chinese language and culture (3 credit equivalent) in China. Prerequisite: Admission into the study abroad program in China.