Chinese Studies Courses
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82-131 Elementary Chinese I
This course is for students with no prior experience in Chinese. Using a proficiency-oriented approach, students will develop contextually appropriate interpersonal communication skills in both written and spoken Chinese, develop reading and listening skills through…
82-132 Elementary Chinese II
This course is designed for students who have taken first-semester Chinese at Carnegie Mellon or its equivalent by placement. Students will continue developing contextually appropriate interpersonal communication skills in both written and spoken Chinese, developing…
82-133 Elementary Chinese Online I
This course is designed for students who need a more flexible approach to language learning than that offered in a standard classroom course. It is designed to help beginners develop communicative competence in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and…
82-134 Elementary Chinese Online II
This course is the continuation of 82-133, Elementary Chinese I Online. Students will continue learning more useful and complex expressions and sentence structures necessary for use in everyday life. Students will also continue building their skills in listening, speaking,…
82-135 Cultural Roots: Chinese Language & Culture for Heritage Learners
This course is designed for students who have some basic knowledge of spoken Chinese, but know little of how to read and write Chinese. While an integrated approach will be applied to the development of all the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and…
82-137 Chinese Calligraphy: Culture and Skills
Fulfills The Arts Gen Ed requirement
Chinese calligraphy is a crucial part of Chinese culture and world art. It is also a clear manifestation of Chinese philosophy that has influenced Chinese people for several thousand years. This introductory course on Chinese…
82-139 Chinese Learning through Cultural Practices and Community
Taught in English.
Do you want to apply your learning to some community engagements to share your learning and have some impact? 82-139: Chinese Learning Through Cultural Practices and Community Engagement is where you can immerse yourself in these cultural…
82-230 Cultural Topics in Chinese Studies: The Pursuit of Happiness in Early Chinese Thoughts and Their Modern-day Applications
Do you claim to be a happy person? If so, why? If not, why not? How do we define “good life” and where can we get it? This course will inspect various responses to these questions in early Chinese thoughts and their modern-day applications from a global…
82-231 Intermediate Chinese I
This course is the continuation of Elementary Chinese II (82-132). At the intermediate level, students will continue to improve the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with the goal of becoming more proficient in daily communication needs. In addition…
82-235 Fables, Legends and Stories from Ancient Chinese Civilization
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…
82-239 'Crazy' Linguistically Rich Asian Languages
Fulfills Intercultural & Global Inquiry Gen Ed requirement
In this course, students will gain an understanding of the linguistics of various East Asian languages. Students will learn how one’s own experiences, worldviews, society, and culture can be shaped by…
82-331 Reading Into a New China I: Population, Youth, Marriage, & Housing
This 9-unit course is designed for students who have reached the intermediate level of proficiency in the use of Chinese language to develop their language process competency in all four skills to a more advanced level. Students will expand explicit knowledge of…
82-333 Chinese Language and Culture
Two sections offered, both in English.
SECTION A: China before Republic
With China as a growing political and economic power, understanding the country through its history and culture becomes necessary for students as responsible citizens of the world. This course is…
82-334 Structure of Chinese
This is an upper-level Chinese course for students who have completed the requirements for intermediate Chinese with the goal of enabling students to build up a more comprehensive and systematic understanding of the structure of Chinese so as to lay a solid foundation for…
82-436 Introduction to Classical Chinese
This course is designed for students who have reached the advanced level of Modern Chinese and would like to promote their knowledge and skills in reading Classical Chinese, a language shaped in the latter half of the first millennium B. C. which still persists as a…
82-531/532 Special Topics in Chinese Studies
Restricted to language majors who wish to go beyond the regular course offerings in Chinese Studies involving group or individual study in a subject area approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and a 400-level course.
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