ASIA 201
Accelerated Chinese on Special Topics for Heritage Speakers Fall 2023
Division I
Cross-listed CHIN 200
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This course is tailor designed for students who already possess intermediate-level proficiency in speaking Chinese but lack the basic reading and writing skills, commonly referred to as heritage speakers of Chinese. They will make accelerated progress in their literacy skills through this course and be able to take either CHIN 202 or CHIN 302 in the spring semester. Adopting a semi-tutorial format (a mix of group classes and two/three-people classes) , this course aims to provide differentiated instruction to heritage learners of varying proficiency levels whose Chinese speaking and listening abilities exceed their reading and writing skills. This tailored course will help students effectively expand their literacy skills while helping to solidify the linguistic foundation for continuous proficiency advancement. The main theme of the course is focused on the experiences of Chinese Americans in a global context. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Chinese culture by way of individual projects that are meaningful and relevant to their intellectual interests. Students who are placed into CHIN 102 or 202 at the beginning of the fall semester should consider taking this course in the fall.
The Class: Format: lecture; Semi-tutorial format, students will meet as a large group in most weeks for linguistic development and two-to-three-people groups in some weeks for project-based discussions.
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1267
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Active participation in class, homework, quizzes, essays, oral presentations, and a final project
Prerequisites: Students must complete the Chinese Placement Evaluation in GLOW before registering for this course
Enrollment Preferences: Enrollment priority goes to current or prospective majors in the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, concentrators in the Program of Asian Studies, and then to first-year students and sophomores
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ASIA 201 Division I CHIN 200 Division I

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