Carnegie Mellon University

Chinese Studies Courses

Browse and search our spring 2023 courses in Chinese Studies.

For more information on sections and schedules, view the Schedule of Classes.

15 courses displayed.

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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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82-137 Chinese Calligraphy: Culture and Skills

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 calligraphy provides students with basic…
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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…
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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…
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82-232 Intermediate Chinese II

This course is the second semester of Intermediate Chinese. More sophisticated grammar points and vocabulary are introduced to help students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills reach the intermediate level. The course also helps students prepare for advanced…
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82-238 Half of the Sky: Gender Equality in Modern China

Taught in English Over the past 100 years, Chinese women and men have seen tremendous changes in their social and private lives as China underwent wars, revolutions, market reform and opening up. The study on gender equality provides a unique opportunity to explore how…
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82-332 Reading Into a New China II: Transportation, Education, Pop Culture, & Health

A continuation of Advanced Chinese I, this course is designed to train students language proficiency in functioning with Chinese in situations beyond their everyday life. Students will continue to learn more complex language phenomena in order to do exposition,…
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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…
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82-340 Business Language & Culture in China II

Designed for students who have had at least two years of Chinese language training, this 9-unit course aims to help students enhance their language proficiency in professional environment and develop in-depth understanding of the current business culture in China.…
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82-432 Chinese Popular Culture: A Game of Learning

There are two reasons why the course is called "A Game of Learning" (and not "A Game of Thrones"): 1. We will be using a video game (i.e. Chinese Parents) as the primary learning resource to explore, discuss, and analyze different aspects of Chinese society and popular…
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82-532 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. VIEW the Schedule of…
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