Chinese (CHNS)

CHNS 151G, ELEMENTARY CHINESE I 4 (5)

This course provides the fundamental elements of effective communication in Chinese. Language skills are developed through cyclical practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will learn the Chinese phonological system, the basic conversational topics, vocabulary, and grammar. Communicative conventions and cultural background will provide a basis for cultural understanding.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

CHNS 152G, ELEMENTARY CHINESE II 4 (5)

This course is a continuation of Elementary Chinese I. It is designed to develop the ability to comprehend and communicate in a daily life setting and special social occasions. Cultural background is introduced along with the lesson content. More intensified reading and writing Chinese Pinyin system will be continued. Reading and writing simplified Chinese will be introduced as well. Basic grammar will be incorporated within the reading and writing exercises.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: CHNS 151G

Typically Offered: Spring Semester