CHIN 101 Fall 2012 Basic Chinese (D)

An introduction to Mandarin, the language with the largest number of native speakers in the world, which is the national language of China and Taiwan, and one of the official languages of Singapore. Course objectives are for the student to develop simple, practical conversational skills and acquire basic proficiency in reading and writing in both the simplified and the traditional script at about the 500-character level. The relationship between language and culture and the sociolinguistically appropriate use of language will be stressed throughout. Both audio and video materials will be employed extensively. This is an EDI course. Throughout the course we will address issues of how cultural differences inform and are informed by different linguistic contexts and practices.
Class Format: for spoken classes: dialog performance, drills, communicative exercises; for written classes: oral reading, questions and discussion in Chinese, translation and explanation in English
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework, quizzes, unit tests, and an oral and written final exam
Additional Info: students registered for CHIN 101-102 are required to attend and pass the sustaining program during the winter study period; credit granted only if both semesters (CHIN 101 and 102) are taken
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Prerequisites: none
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Department Notes: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity
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Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 1106
CHIN101-03(F) LEC Basic Chinese (D) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity Initiative Cornelius C. Kubler
MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM Hollander 040 1106
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