CHIN 101
Basic Chinese Fall 2024
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, the de facto official language of 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. CHIN 101 and CHIN 102 constitute an integral, indivisible year-long course. Students who register for a year-long course are required to complete both semesters of that course within the same academic year. Students who fail to take and pass the second half of a year-long course will incur a course deficiency.
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: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1775
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, priority will be given to first-year students, sophomores, and majors in the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures & Cultures.
Unit Notes: Course credit is granted only if both semesters (CHIN 101 and CHIN 102) as well as the Winter Study Sustaining Program, which is taken in addition to a regular Winter Study course, are taken and passed.
Distributions: Division I

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