CHIN 102
Basic Chinese Spring 2018
Division I Exploring Diversity Initiative
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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..
The 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
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3134
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework, quizzes, unit tests, and an oral and written final exam
Extra 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
Extra Info 2: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: CHIN 101 or equivalent
Distributions: Division I Exploring Diversity Initiative

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