Courses

Fall 2018 Chinese Language Course Offerings

  • Elementary Chinese II, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC10002-01 CRN 14884

This course is a continuation of Elementary Chinese I. It is the second half of the two 3-credit course sequence (Elementary Chinese I and II) that covers the same materials as the 5-credit First Year Chinese I. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready to enroll in First Year Chinese II (5 credits) in the following spring semester.Students will continue their acquisition of the four basic language skills in Chinese: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Additional frequently used Chinese characters, vocabulary, and fundamental grammatical structures will be introduced. The emphasis of the course will be on accurate and appropriate communication in Mandarin Chinese. 

  • First Year Chinese I, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC10111-01 CRN 11339

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese using simplified characters with equal emphasis on the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. At the end of the first year, students may expect to comprehend and produce simple questions statements, high-frequency commands, and courtesy formulas; to pronounce learned vocabulary and short phrases with correct tones; to read simple texts and standardized messages, phrases, or expressions; and to master the pinyin Romanization and write simple expressions and short sentences in simplified characters. First Year Chinese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 10111) section and one TR (EALC 11111) lab. 

  • First Year Chinese I, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC10111-02 CRN 11987

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese using simplified characters with equal emphasis on the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. At the end of the first year, students may expect to comprehend and produce simple questions statements, high-frequency commands, and courtesy formulas; to pronounce learned vocabulary and short phrases with correct tones; to read simple texts and standardized messages, phrases, or expressions; and to master the pinyin Romanization and write simple expressions and short sentences in simplified characters. First Year Chinese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 10111) section and one TR (EALC 11111) lab. 

  • First Year Chinese I, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC10111-03 CRN 12328

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese using simplified characters with equal emphasis on the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. At the end of the first year, students may expect to comprehend and produce simple questions statements, high-frequency commands, and courtesy formulas; to pronounce learned vocabulary and short phrases with correct tones; to read simple texts and standardized messages, phrases, or expressions; and to master the pinyin Romanization and write simple expressions and short sentences in simplified characters. First Year Chinese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 10111) section and one TR (EALC 11111) lab. 

  • First Year Chinese I, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC10111-04 CRN 17639

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese using simplified characters with equal emphasis on the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. At the end of the first year, students may expect to comprehend and produce simple questions statements, high-frequency commands, and courtesy formulas; to pronounce learned vocabulary and short phrases with correct tones; to read simple texts and standardized messages, phrases, or expressions; and to master the pinyin Romanization and write simple expressions and short sentences in simplified characters. First Year Chinese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 10111) section and one TR (EALC 11111) lab. 

  • First Year Chinese I (4-Day Track), Prof. Chengxu Yin
    EALC10121-01 CRN 14895

This course combines traditional classroom instruction with online learning. It covers the same materials as regular First Year Chinese I, and students earn 5 credits. The class meets 4 times a week (MTWR) instead of 5, with one hour of online study completed by students at a time of their convenience. Those who complete this course may take either 1st Yr Chinese 2 (4-Day Track) or First Year Chinese II in the following spring semester. 

  • First Year Readings in Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC10151-01 CRN 15565

This course is intended primarily for students who meet the prerequisites for First Year Chinese. It offers students opportunities to enhance their Chinese reading skills utilizing Extensive Reading method. Students will choose their own reading materials varying from graded readers to authentic texts strategically collected for them. The materials should be at or slightly below the level at which students can read smoothly and quickly without consulting dictionaries or resorting to the practice of translation. They will be guided by the instructor to read large amounts of varied and interesting self-selected materials for both pleasure and information. Incorporating other activities such as group discussions, book reports, presentations, peer tutorials, and student-instructor consultations, the course will enable students not only to boost their Chinese reading proficiency but also to enhance their general language competence, resulting in more effective reading strategies, richer vocabulary, better writing skills, and increased knowledge of Chinese history, culture, and society. 

  • First Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Chengxu Yin
    EALC11111-01 CRN 13751

EALC 11111 is the lab corequisite for EALC 10111. 

  • First Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Chengxu Yin
    EALC11111-02 CRN 13752

EALC 11111 is the lab corequisite for EALC 10111. 

  • First Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Chengxu Yin
    EALC11111-03 CRN 13750

EALC 11111 is the lab corequisite for EALC 10111. 

  • Second Year Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC20211-01 CRN 12307

This course is for students who have completed one year of college-level Chinese. Grammar review and training in the four basic skills to achieve higher levels of competence in speaking and listening for greater fluency in communication, reading for critical understanding, and the ability to accurately and appropriately convey basic ideas through written characters. Second Year Chinese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 20211) section and one TR (EALC 21211) lab. 

  • Second Year Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC20211-03 CRN 13753

This course is for students who have completed one year of college-level Chinese. Grammar review and training in the four basic skills to achieve higher levels of competence in speaking and listening for greater fluency in communication, reading for critical understanding, and the ability to accurately and appropriately convey basic ideas through written characters. Second Year Chinese I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 20211) section and one TR (EALC 21211) lab. 

  • Second Year Readings in Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC20251-01 CRN 15566

This course is intended primarily for students who meet the prerequisites for the Second Year Chinese. It offers students opportunities to enhance their Chinese reading skills utilizing Extensive Reading method. Students will choose their own reading materials varying from graded readers to authentic texts strategically collected for them. The materials should be at or slightly below the level at which students can read smoothly and quickly without consulting dictionaries or resorting to the practice of translation. They will be guided by the instructor to read large amounts of varied and interesting self-selected materials for both pleasure and information. Incorporating other activities such as group discussions, book reports, presentations, peer tutorials, and student-instructor consultations, the course will enable students not only to boost their Chinese reading proficiency but also to enhance their general language competence, resulting in more effective reading strategies, richer vocabulary, better writing skills, and increased knowledge of Chinese history, culture, and society. 

  • Second Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC21211-01 CRN 13754

EALC 21211 is the corequisite lab for EALC20211. 

  • Second Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC21211-02 CRN 14474

EALC 21211 is the corequisite lab for EALC20211. 

  • Third Year Chinese I, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC30311-01 CRN 10794

This course is designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Chinese. In addition to further consolidating and enhancing the skills that students have acquired in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, this course will prepare students to produce paragraph-level language (both spoken and written), using a wide range of quasi-authentic materials (slightly revised for language learners), including material from news media. Third Year Chinese I is a 4 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 30311) section and one (EALC 31311) lab. 

  • Third Year Chinese I, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC30311-02 CRN 12817

This course is designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Chinese. In addition to further consolidating and enhancing the skills that students have acquired in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, this course will prepare students to produce paragraph-level language (both spoken and written), using a wide range of quasi-authentic materials (slightly revised for language learners), including material from news media. Third Year Chinese I is a 4 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 30311) section and one (EALC 31311) lab. 

  • Third Year Chinese I, Prof. Congcong Ma
    EALC30311-03 CRN 14324

This course is designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Chinese. In addition to further consolidating and enhancing the skills that students have acquired in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, this course will prepare students to produce paragraph-level language (both spoken and written), using a wide range of quasi-authentic materials (slightly revised for language learners), including material from news media. Third Year Chinese I is a 4 credit course; students should enroll in one MWF (EALC 30311) section and one (EALC 31311) lab. 

  • Third Year Readings in Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC30351-01 CRN 14324

This course is intended primarily for students who meet the prerequisites for the Third Year Chinese. It offers students opportunities to enhance their Chinese reading skills utilizing Extensive Reading method. Students will choose their own reading materials varying from graded readers to authentic texts strategically collected for them. The materials should be at or slightly below the level at which students can read smoothly and quickly without consulting dictionaries or resorting to the practice of translation. They will be guided by the instructor to read large amounts of varied and interesting self-selected materials for both pleasure and information. Incorporating other activities such as group discussions, book reports, presentations, peer tutorials, and student-instructor consultations, the course will enable students not only to boost their Chinese reading proficiency but also to enhance their general language competence, resulting in more effective reading strategies, richer vocabulary, better writing skills, and increased knowledge of Chinese history, culture, and society. 

  • Third Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Wei Wang
    EALC31311-01 CRN 13755

Development of greater proficiency in conversational, reading and writing skills, using a wide range of authentic materials, including material from news media. 

  • Third Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Wei Wang
    EALC31311-02 CRN 13756

Development of greater proficiency in conversational, reading and writing skills, using a wide range of authentic materials, including material from news media. 

  • Third Year Chinese I Drill, Prof. Wei Wang
    EALC31311-03 CRN 14323

Development of greater proficiency in conversational, reading and writing skills, using a wide range of authentic materials, including material from news media. 

  • Fourth Year Chinese I, Prof. Chengxu Yin
    EALC40411-02 CRN 14308

This course will incorporate authentic materials from a variety of sources, including newspaper articles, essays, short scenes from contemporary TV series, short fiction, and video clips that will expose students to different spoken and written styles of Chinese. Students will further develop their abilities in three modes of communication - interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive - and in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese. 

  • Fourth Year Chinese I, Prof. Chengxu Yin
    EALC40411-03 CRN 16010

This course will incorporate authentic materials from a variety of sources, including newspaper articles, essays, short scenes from contemporary TV series, short fiction, and video clips that will expose students to different spoken and written styles of Chinese. Students will further develop their abilities in three modes of communication - interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive - and in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese. 

  • Fourth Year Readings in Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC40411-03 CRN 15568

This course is intended primarily for students who meet the prerequisites for the Fourth Year Chinese. It offers students opportunities to enhance their Chinese reading skills utilizing Extensive Reading method. Students will choose their own reading materials varying from graded readers to authentic texts strategically collected for them. The materials should be at or slightly below the level at which students can read smoothly and quickly without consulting dictionaries or resorting to the practice of translation. They will be guided by the instructor to read large amounts of varied and interesting self-selected materials for both pleasure and information. Incorporating other activities such as group discussions, book reports, presentations, peer tutorials, and student-instructor consultations, the course will enable students not only to boost their Chinese reading proficiency but also to enhance their general language competence, resulting in more effective reading strategies, richer vocabulary, better writing skills, and increased knowledge of Chinese history, culture, and society. 

  • Fourth Year Business Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC41411-01 CRN 14562

A one-credit supplement to Fourth Year Chinese, required for international economics majors and optional (with permission of the instructor) for other Fourth Year students. This lab integrates the study of Chinese language and culture with the study of business and economics. Students will learn Chinese business customs as well as practical business terms, business writing, interview strategies, and business conventions and usage in a variety of contexts. Authentic materials, such as newspapers, magazine articles, television, and films, will be used to develop advanced reading and listening skills. By completing both semesters, students will deepen their understanding of Chinese society and business culture. 

  • Advanced Chinese I, Prof. Wei Wang
    EALC50511-01 CRN 13473

This course is appropriate for majors and students with language experience overseas. The year-long sequence helps students become functional speakers, readers, and writers of modern Chinese through articles and essays from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals, as well as engagement with popular media and online communications. Prerequisite: successful completion of four years of Chinese language training, as determined by placement examination. The learning goals of the course are to introduce modern Chinese culture while developing advanced competence in reading, speaking, and writing standard modern Chinese. 

  • Fifth Year Readings in Chinese I, Prof. Weibing Ye
    EALC50551-01 CRN 15569

This course is intended primarily for students who meet the prerequisites for the Fifth Year Chinese or above including students whose native language is Chinese. It offers students opportunities to enhance their Chinese reading skills utilizing Extensive Reading method. Students will choose their own reading materials varying from graded readers to authentic texts strategically collected for them. The materials should be at or slightly below the level at which students can read smoothly and quickly without consulting dictionaries or resorting to the practice of translation. They will be guided by the instructor to read large amounts of varied and interesting self-selected materials for both pleasure and information. Incorporating other activities such as group discussions, book reports, presentations, peer tutorials, and student-instructor consultations, the course will enable students not only to boost their Chinese reading proficiency but also to enhance their general language competence, resulting in more effective reading strategies, richer vocabulary, better writing skills, and increased knowledge of Chinese history, culture, and society. 

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