CHIN 401
Advanced Chinese I Fall 2024
Division I

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This course is designed to enhance the Chinese language proficiency of students at the advanced level. A wide assortment of materials about Chinese culture and society is used to help learners develop advanced skills to use formal written Chinese (shumianyu) in spoken and written registers. Students will continue to improve reading proficiency in both simplified and traditional characters. Conducted in Mandarin.
The Class: Format: lecture/conference; The class meets three days per week, twice in lecture (75 mins) and once in conference (50 mins).
Limit: 12
Expected: 10
Class#: 1782
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class performance, homework, presentations, essays, unit tests, and final exam/project.
Prerequisites: CHIN 302 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 prospective majors in the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Asian Studies concentrators.
Distributions: Division I

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