Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 141 - FIRST YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Chinese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 141 and CHIN 101/CHIN 222.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 142 - FIRST YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 141

Description: Continuation of CHIN 141, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Development of interactional competence in Chinese, (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 211 - ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE I

Short Title: ACCEL ELEMENTARY CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: For students with some background in spoken Chinese but with limited reading and writing ability. Introduces the Chinese writing system and the use of Chinese dictionaries. Students will be familiar with approximately 350 characters at the end of the course, and able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters. Placement Test is Required.

CHIN 212 - ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE II

Short Title: ACCEL ELEMENTARY CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 211

Description: Increasing attention paid to more formal narrative texts. Writing focused on personal needs, with some attention to social correspondence. Students will be familiar with approximately 500 characters at the end of the course, and able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters.

CHIN 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN CHINESE LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT CHINESE LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 222 and CHIN 101/CHIN 141.

CHIN 263 - SECOND YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 142

Description: Continuation of CHIN 142, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Development of interactional competence in Chinese, (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 263 and CHIN 201.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 264 - SECOND YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 263

Description: Continuation of CHIN 263, for students whose native language is not Chinese. Development of interactional competence in Chinese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 264 and CHIN 202.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 301 - THIRD YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 264

Description: Continuation of Chinese 264, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced. Upon completion students are expected to be able to write approximately 650 characters and be able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of tasks

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 302 - THIRD YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 301

Description: Continuation of CHIN 301, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced. Upon completion, students expected to be able to write approximately 800 characters and perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 311 - ACCELERATED INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I

Short Title: ACCEL INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 212

Description: Emphasis on reading narrative texts, and understanding authentic oral texts. Writing assignments stress skills necessary for basic personal needs and tasks necessary for writing social correspondence. At the completion of 311, students will be able to write approximately 800 Chinese characters, and be able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters.

CHIN 312 - ACCELERATED INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II

Short Title: ACCEL INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 311

Description: Continuation of CHIN 311. More emphasis on reading narratives, comprehending authentic oral texts, and speaking in more formal contexts. Writing assignments stress skills necessary for expressing arguments on socio-cultural topics. At the completion of CHIN 312, students will be able to write approximately 1000 Chinese characters. Repeatable for Credit.

CHIN 319 - SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED CHINESE I

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS: ADV CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 301 or CHIN 311

Description: This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Chinese through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

CHIN 320 - SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED CHINESE II

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS: ADV CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 319

Description: This is a continuation of CHIN 319. This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Chinese through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

CHIN 330 - INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE POETRY

Short Title: INTRO TO TRAD CHINESE POETRY

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course seeks to decode enchanting features of traditional Chinese poetry through examining the transformation of poetic genres, the interaction between poetic creation and political, social and cultural changes, and the close association of poetry with art. Thus, this course also serves to understand Chinese culture and history through poetic perspectives. All readings in English translation. Cross-list: ASIA 330, MDEM 370.

CHIN 332 - CHINESE LITERATURE AND ITS MOVIE ADAPTATIONS

Short Title: FILM & CHINESE LITERATURE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of modern Chinese literature through the visual imagery of Chinese films to show how and why different time periods and different media affect the theme of a story. One third covers movie adaptations of classical Chinese literature. Films subtitled in English, shown outside of class. All readings in English translation. Cross-list: ASIA 332.

CHIN 334 - TRADITIONAL CHINESE TALES AND SHORT STORIES

Short Title: TRADITIONAL CHINESE TALES

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Learning Chinese literature and culture through reading vernacular stories, fantastic tales, biographies, and philosophical parables. Discussion topics: literature and Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism; literature and history; self and other; fantastic world and reality; women as domestic aliens and aliens portrayed as women, etc. Readings are in English translation. Cross-list: ASIA 334.

CHIN 335 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS

Short Title: CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examination of the basic characteristics of classical Chinese novels, primarily through six important works from the 16th to 18th centuries: Water Margin, Monkey, Golden Lotus, Scholars, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Dream of the Red Chamber. Cross-list: ASIA 335, MDEM 375.

CHIN 399 - CHINESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: CHINESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course gives students with advanced proficiency in Chinese the opportunity to acquire teaching experience in tutorial format. For each credit hour registered, the student must tutor for two hours. Regular meetings with supervising faculty member. Must be familiar with the Pinyin system. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

CHIN 401 - FOURTH YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: FOURTH YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 302

Description: Continuation of CHIN 302, emphasis on developing oral fluency at the discourse level and cultivating advanced writing skill. Students will read and discuss a variety of social, political and economic issues. Upon completion, students are expected to be able to write approx. 1000 characters.

CHIN 402 - FOURTH YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: FOURTH YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 401

Description: Continuation of CHIN 401, emphasis on strengthening speaking and writing skills at the advance level with more authentic readings selected from newspapers, literary works and academic texts. Upon completion, students are expected to be able to write approx. 1200 characters.

CHIN 422 - THE ORIGINAL BEAUTY OF CHINESE LITERATURE

Short Title: ORIGINAL BEAUTY OF CHINESE LIT

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course will expose students to the best literary works created in the Chinese tradition, both classical and modern, and give them a general introduction to different genres, including poetry, fiction, drama, and philosophical essays. It will improve their language proficiency through reading original texts of Chinese literature. Cross-list: ASIA 422.