CHIN 301
Upper-Intermediate Chinese I Fall 2024
Division I

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The goal of this course is to continue developing students’ overall language proficiency. However, special emphasis will be on strengthening students’ reading and writing proficiency in standard written Chinese, the grammar and vocabulary of which differ considerably from colloquial Chinese introduced during the first two years of instruction. Students will continue to improve reading proficiency in both simplified and traditional characters. Conducted in Mandarin.
The Class: Format: lecture/conference; The class meets four days per week, twice in lecture (75 mins) and twice in conference (50 mins).
Limit: 12
Expected: 10
Class#: 1779
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on daily classroom performance, short essays, presentations, homework, quizzes, unit tests, and a final exam (oral and written).
Prerequisites: CHIN 202 or permission of instructor. Students who have never taken a Chinese language course at Williams should complete the Chinese Placement Evaluation in GLOW before registering for this course.
Enrollment Preferences: Current or perspective majors in the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Asian Studies Concentrators.
Distributions: Division I

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