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CHI101 - Beginning Chinese I
Course develops basic skills of Mandarin Chinese within the context of Chinese culture. Content includes listening comprehension, pronunciation, reading and writing of Chinese characters, and understanding grammar, No prior study of the language presumed. Recommended that experienced students discuss properplacement with instructor.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

CHI102 - Beginning Chinese II
Course further develops reading, writing and speaking skills of standard modern Mandarin. Content includes introduction to grammar, 500 Chinese characters, and 1200 compounds. Prerequisite: CHI 101 or consent of instructor.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

CHI105 - Conversational Chinese
Course provides practice in conversational Mandarin Chinese to develop oral facility. Content includes specially designed exercises in pronunciation, tones, and vocabulary development. Oral presentations and class discussions of life in China. Prerequisite: CHI 102 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

CHI201 - Intermediate Chinese I
Course expands knowledge of culture and language. Content includes etymology of Chinese words, Chinese geography, history, society, literature, and philosophy. Further development of skills in reading and writing, and practice ineveryday conversational Mandarin Chinese.Prerequisite: CHI 102 or consent of instructor.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

CHI202 - Intermediate Chinese II
Course introduces Chinese customs, history, society and literature. Content includes reading and writing 1900 Chinese characters, translating paragraphs into English, and writing short essays and summaries of short stories. Prerequisite: CHI 201 or consent of instructor. IAI H1 900
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $20
IAI Code: H1 900

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