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CHIN 401
Advanced Chinese Fall 2020
Division I

Class Details

This course is designed to enhance the Chinese language proficiency of students who are already at relatively advanced levels. A wide assortment of materials is used including (for speaking/comprehension) audiotapes, videotapes, and films featuring Chinese speakers from various segments of society; and (for reading) newspaper and magazine articles dealing with Chinese politics and economics as well as selections from modern Chinese literature. The course will be taught online mostly with synchronous mode of instructions; and conducted in Mandarine.
The Class: Format: lecture/conference; two 75-minute classes plus a conversation session
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 2118
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: classroom performance, homework, bi-weekly short essays (1-2 pages), presentations, and term exams
Prerequisites: CHIN 302 or permission of instructor. Students who have never taken a Chinese language course at Williams should take the Chinese Placement Test in GLOW before pre-registering in this course.
Enrollment Preferences: Priority will be given to current and prospective majors in the Department of Asian Studies.
Distributions: Division I

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