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2022-2023 Catalog 
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CHIN 146 - Introduction to Chinese Culture and Life

Credits: 5
Students learn about various aspects of Chinese traditional and modern culture. Key features of Chinese culture such as history, philosophy, nationalities, arts and language will be incorporated. Also includes integration of other well-known cultural aspects such as martial arts, foods and traditional medicine. Students will understand primary differences between Chinese core culture and Western culture. Students discuss the role of traditional culture in the current economic development of China. In English. Previously HUMAN 146.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent. Recommended: College-level reading.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $5.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of aspects of Chinese culture such as history, geography, traditional philosophies, ancient literature, traditional technologies, and arts.
  2. Analyze aspects of Chinese society such as family planning policy, the education system, and folk customs.
  3. Analyze aspects of Chinese daily life such as tourism sites, cuisine, medicine, pastimes, and real estate.
  4. Demonstrate intercultural competence for understanding of a different culture.

Program Outcomes
Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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