This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2021 to April 2022.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2021-2022, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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CHIN 114.3: Introductory Chinese I

This course offers introductory (elementary) level Chinese language instruction. This includes: Language Development (greetings, family, dates / times/ money, comparison, directions, celebration and situations); Pronunciations; Basic grammatical points and sentence structures; Reading and Writing (simple sentences from the text); the Evolution of Chinese Characters and Culture component (holidays/festivals, beliefs, family relationships, Chinese mannerisms, foods, and Chinese calligraphy).

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 111 may not take CHIN 114 for credit.


CHIN 117.3: Introduction to Chinese II

This course offers introductory (elementary) level Chinese language instruction, and follows CHIN 114.3. This includes: Language Development (greetings, family, dates / times/ money, comparison, directions, celebration and situations); Pronunciations; Basic grammatical points and sentence structures; Reading and Writing (simple sentences from the text); the Evolution of Chinese Characters and Culture component (holidays/festivals, beliefs, family relationships, Chinese mannerisms, foods, and Chinese calligraphy.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 114 or equivalent.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 111 may not take CHIN 117 for credit.


CHIN 214.3: Advanced Intermediate Chinese I

This course offers advanced intermediate level Chinese language instruction. This includes: Language Development and also will cover a range of issues regarding classical, modern and contemporary Chinese culture and literature. Some of the topics include: classic proverbs, idioms, letters & note writing, translation, short skits, prose, and verses in vernacular. The oral comprehension part of the course will include discussion and summary of texts and skits, dramas and class presentations.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 204.3 or CHIN 218.3 or equivalent.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit.


CHIN 217.3: Advanced Intermediate Chinese II

This course offers the second half of advanced intermediate level Chinese language instruction. This includes: Language Development and also will cover a range of issues regarding classical, modern and contemporary Chinese culture and literature. Some of the topics include: classic proverbs, idioms, letters & note writing, translation, short skits, prose, and verses in vernacular. The oral comprehension part of the course will include discussion and summary of texts and skits, dramas and class presentations.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 214.3 or equivalent.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit.


CHIN 233.3: Images of China in Film

This course surveys examples from Chinese cinema that can be seen to define some of the principal contours of Chinese culture viewed both from within and beyond the borders of China. The course will be taught in English and all films are subtitled. Based on recommendations and students’ own interests, additions can be made to the films highlighted in this class. Films will be approached through parallel investigations of contemporary studies of Chinese culture and society, Chinese language and history, cross-cultural studies with a focus on China, and the development of a national Chinese national cinema.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): Completion of 30 credit units at the university, or permission of the department.
Note: This course may not be used as a Language course in the Breadth Requirement of Arts & Science programs.


CHIN 298.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


CHIN 299.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


CHIN 398.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


CHIN 399.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


CHIN 498.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


CHIN 499.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours