Carnegie Mellon University

Fables, Legends and Stories from Ancient Chinese Civilization

Course Number: 82-235

Fulfills "Intercultural & Global Inquiry" Gen Ed requirement.

This course is designed for intermediate level students who would like to focus on improving their reading and writing skills in Mandarin Chinese. One major course goal is to teach students to read in Chinese with fluency and proficiency within a format of rich cultural content by expanding their vocabulary and building up their knowledge of socio-cultural influences on Chinese language use. Readings will include traditional fables, mini-stories, and articles on the lifestyle and social changes in ancient and modern China. Discussion will be one major class activity, however students will also be expected to develop long-term retention and control of the knowledge acquired through reading and writing assignments.

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Units: 9
Prerequisite(s): 82135 or 82231