CHI (Chinese) Courses

CHI-101 Elementary Chinese I

The student with little or no previous training in Chinese will become grounded in the language and gain some understanding of the culture of the Chinese-speaking world. Successful completion of the course means that one will be able to understand and respond in common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct Chinese. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: none
Corequisites: CHI-101L;
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

CHI-102 Elementary Chinese II

The student with little or no previous training in Chinese will continue building in the language and gain more understanding of the culture of the Chinese-speaking world. Successful completion of the course means that one will be able to understand and respond in common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct Chinese. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: CHI-101 or CHI-102 placement.
Corequisites: CHI-102L.
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

CHI-201 Intermediate Chinese I

A thorough review of the fundamentals of the language. Concentration will be on continued growth in the active use of the language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will read Chinese texts which will reinforce the study of the language and the observation of the culture. Particular attention will be given to improving self-expression in Chinese beyond the rudimentary level. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: CHI-102 or CHI-201 placement.
Corequisites: CHI-201L.
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

CHI-202 Intermediate Chinese II

A continued review of the fundamentals of the language. Concentration will be on continued growth in the active use of the language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will read Chinese texts which will reinforce the study of the language and the observation of the culture. Particular attention will be given to improving self-expression in Chinese beyond the rudimentary level. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: CHI-201 or CHI-202 placement.
Corequisites: CHI-202L.
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

CHI-301 Conversation & Composition

This course focuses on the continued development of the student's command of the Chinese language and his understanding of the culture of the Chinese-speaking world, with an emphasis on speaking and writing. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisites: CHI-202 or CHI-301 placement.
Corequisites: CHI-301L.
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

CHI-311 Studies in Chinese Language

Advanced study in Chinese language. Students will develop more advanced speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and demonstrate those skills in essays and class discussion. May be retaken for credit if topic is different from previously taken course. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: CHI-301 or CHI-311 placement.
Corequisites: CHI-311L.
Credit: 1
Distribution: Foreign Language

CHI-376 Special Topics in Chinese Language

These courses treat topics in Chinese Language. Conducted in Chinese. Refer to the Course Descriptions document on the Registrar's webpage for Topics and Descriptions of current offerings.
Prerequisites: none
Credits: 0.5-1