Course Offerings - Catalog 2011-12

Division of Humanities

No major or minor is currently offered in this program.


Kyle Anderson

Chinese Courses

CHN 110 Fundamentals of Chinese-I (four credit hours)

In this course students establish a firm cultural and linguistic foundation from which to begin their journey to fluency. The goal is to amass a survivor's bank of Chinese words and phrases, learn the pinyin Romanization system and the proper pronunciation of Chinese words, as well as to begin to understand the structure and use of traditional and simplified Chinese characters. All this will be achieved through dedicated efforts outside of class and active participation in a fast-paced, performance-based classroom enhanced by multimedia. By the end of the course, students should be able to perform real world tasks entirely in Chinese in at least 11 practical contexts.

CHN 120 Fundamentals of Chinese-II (four credit hours)

A continuation of CHN 110. Prerequisite: CHN 110 or permission of the instructor.

CHN 210 Intermediate Chinese-I

Students acquire cultural and linguistic proficiency in a number of real-world contexts while continuing to develop their writing and reading abilities. Complex grammatical structures are introduced, which students are required to use spontaneously in discussion and presentations. Emphasis is placed on enhancing students’ stamina in speaking and listening as they increase their vocabulary.  Prerequisite: CHN 120 or placement.

CHN 220 Intermediate Chinese-II

A continuation of CHN 210. Prerequisite: CHN 210 or permission of the instructor.