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CHIN 101
Basic Chinese Fall 2020
Division I

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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 at about the 200-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.
The Class: Format: lecture; (for spoken classes) dialog performance, drills, communicative exercises; (for written classes) oral reading, questions and discussion in Chinese, translation and explanation in English. With the exception of a few possible in-person classes in the beginning of the semester, most classes will be conducted online synchronously.
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 2981
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: classroom performance, homework, quizzes, unit tests, and an oral and written final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: priorities will be given to first-year students and sophomores, then to juniors and seniors.
Unit Notes: Course credit granted only if both semesters (CHIN 101 and 102) are taken
Distributions: Division I

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