Dec 08, 2023
CHIN& 121 - Chinese I Credits: 5
Begins the study of Mandarin Chinese (the official Chinese Language). Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary development, and sentence structure. Includes practices with complex Chinese characters, as well as simpler forms.
Enrollment Requirement: No previous background in Mandarin Chinese, or no more than one year of high school Mandarin, or no more than two years of high school Mandarin with a “C” average or less; and eligible for ENGL 99 .
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Use Pinyin and simplified Chinese characters.
- Exchange personal information.
- Discuss family.
- Discuss time of events.
- Make and accept invitations.
- Express preferences and opinions.
- Use Chinese in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner in the Chinese environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and trends of Chinese culture and community from open-minded perspectives.
- Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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