Hillside in rural Gansu, somewhere between Lanzhou and Xiahe

Hillside in rural Gansu, somewhere between Lanzhou and Xiahe

Course Descriptions

Courses train students to interact with Chinese language and culture using the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Subjects include Chinese language, culture, politics, and economics. Classes are focused on student performance and are conducted entirely in Chinese.

All Chinese Flagship Courses

(All courses listed below are available only to Flagship students.  May of these are optional, and some are offered on a rolling basis.  For the typical student’s curriculum, see the 5-year road map.   For all Chinese courses available at the university, including those taken by non-Flagship students, see the Chinese courses page on our Modern Languages website).

Chin 111: Intensive Chinese I (5 credits)

  • The first semester of first-year Chinese, taken by Flagship students in Summer Session I, usually immediately before fall of freshman year.
  • Non-Flagship students take this course in Fall semester.
  • No prior Chinese knowledge is required.

Chin 112: Intensive Chinese II (5 credits)

  • The second semester of first-year Chinese, taken by Flagship students in Summer Session II, usually immediately before fall of freshman year.
  • Non-Flagship students take this course in Spring semester.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 111.

Chin 211: Intensive Chinese III (5 credits)

  • Chinese Flagship students only. The first semester of second-year Chinese.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 112.

Chin 212: Intensive Chinese IV (5 credits)

  • Chinese Flagship students only. The second semester of second-year Chinese.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 211.

Chin 215: Chinese Practicum I (5 credits)

  • This is a language intensive, total immersion training course in China for students who have reached Intermediate Mid (or higher) based on the ACTFL scale.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 212.

Chin 313: Media Chinese I: Newspapers and Internet (5 credits)

  • This course helps students learn, explore, and understand Chinese media, culture, tradition, society, and values through authentic materials.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 215.

Chin 314: Media Chinese II: Broadcast News (5 credits)

  • Continuation of CHIN 313.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 313.

Chin 417: Intro to Modern Chinese Literature (5 credits)

  • This course is designed to improve students’ ability to understand Chinese literature orally and in writing.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 314.

Chin 418: Introduction to Classical Chinese (5 credits)

  • This course is designed to provide students an introduction to basic classical Chinese syntax and vocabulary items that are still commonly used in Modern Chinese.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 417.

Chin 450: Domain Knowledge (1-6 credits)

  • Students work under the tutelage of a mentor to obtain domain-specific knowledge in Chinese.
  • Approval of the Chinese Flagship director is required.

Chin 512: 21st Century China: Social Issues in China (3 credits)

  • This course is for students who have achieved advanced levels based on the ACTFL scale. The purpose of this course is to enhance students’ understanding of China’s societal issues in the 21 st century.
  • Approval of the Chinese Flagship director is required.

Chin 513: China and the World (3 credits)

  • This course is for students who have achieved advanced levels based on the ACTFL scale. Students will engage in discussions on a variety of topics in concrete and abstract terms.
  • Approval of the Chinese Flagship director is required.

Chin 550: Advanced Domain Knowledge (1-6 credits)

  • Students who have successfully completed the Chinese Flagship Capstone Program in China may take this course and work under the tutelage of a mentor to obtain further domain-specific knowledge in Chinese.
  • Approval of the Chinese Flagship director is required.
  • Prerequisite: CHIN 596 and 598.

Chin 596: Chinese Capstone Academic Program (1-15 credits)

  • Participation in a Chinese Flagship Capstone program in China. Students take direct enrollment courses and language maintenance courses at one of the two Chinese Flagship Capstone sites in China.
  • Z grade.

Chin 598: Chinese Capstone Internship (1-6 credits)

  • Completion of a 16-week professional internship with a Chinese company in China.
  • Z grade.

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