Curriculum Overview

Course No. Title Units

CHNSE 1

ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN)

5.0

Pronunciation and grammar, reading and writing Chinese characters, vocabulary building. Introduction to geography, customs and culture of China. Corresponds to first year of high school Chinese. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC

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CHNSE 2

ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN)

5.0

Grammar, oral and written composition, customs and culture. No credit if taken after Chin 2A. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

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CHNSE 2A

ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS

5.0

Intensive training in oral and written Chinese. Designed for students who already have some degree of fluency in spoken Chinese, but have had little or no formal training in reading and writing of Chinese characters. Improvement of oral expression. Introduction to Chinese grammar essentials, readings of simple contemporary Chinese stories; oral and written composition. No credit if taken after Chin 1 or 2. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

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CHNSE 3

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN)

5.0

Grammar; oral and written composition; reading of intermediate texts, including those on Chinese history, geography and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

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CHNSE 4

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN)

5.0

Continuation of grammar, oral and written composition; reading of texts of moderate difficulty, including modern Chinese literature. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

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CHNSE 8A

INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)

2.0

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Chinese. No credit if taken after Chin 3 or Chin 9A-B. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

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CHNSE 8B

INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION(MANDARIN)

2.0

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Chinese. No credit if taken after Chin 3 or Chin 9A-B. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

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CHNSE 9A

CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)

2.0

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Chinese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

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CHNSE 9B

CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)

2.0

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Chinese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

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CHNSE 9C

CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)

2.0

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Chinese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

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CHNSE 10

CHINESE CIVILIZATION

3.0

The study of Chinese literature, arts, philosophy, geography, religion and the social and political environment; Chinese contributions to civilization from the classical period to modern times. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

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CHNSE 12

CHINESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

3.0

Reading and discussion of major works of Chinese literature in translation from different historical periods. Selected readings will be made from different genres: poetry, drama, essays and the novel. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

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CHNSE 22

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

2.0

History, development, aesthetics, and appreciation of Chinese calligraphy. An examination of Chinese character formation, evolution and etymology as well as a survey of varieties of Chinese scripts and hands-on practice of Chinese calligraphy.(Course conducted in English.) Total of 36 hours lecture.

Transfer Credit: CSU

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CHNSE 150A

CHINESE FOR BUSINESS AND TRAVEL

2.0

Practical conversational Chinese for business and travel. Contemporary culture in Chinese-speaking areas. Total of 36 hours lecture.

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CHNSE 150B

CHINESE FOR BUSINESS AND TRAVEL

2.0

Further instruction in conversational Chinese for business and travel. Contemporary culture in Chinese-speaking areas. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Revised May 18, 2011