CHIN 101
Basic Chinese Fall 2023
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 and silent reading, questions and discussion in Chinese, translation and explanation in English as needed.
Limit: 15
Expected: 10
Class#: 1261
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: If the course is overenrolled, first priority will be given to current or prospective majors in the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and second priority will be given to first-year students and sophomores.
Unit Notes: Course credit granted only if both semesters (CHIN 101 and 102) as well as the Winter Study Sustaining Program are taken
Distributions: Division I

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