Carnegie Mellon University

Chinese Studies Courses

Browse and search our spring 2024 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

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…
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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

Fulfills Intercultural and Global Inquiry Gen Ed requirement 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…
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82-237 Interdisciplinary Exploration: Chinese Mythology & Animation Creation

This interdisciplinary course invites students to traverse the enthralling world of ancient Chinese mythology, synthesizing the realms of animated storytelling and digital humanities. It intertwines traditional research in humanities including literature, history,…
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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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82-337 Chinese Oral Communication I

This course is designed for students who have reached intermediate level in reading and writing Chinese, but have little knowledge of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation, as well as those who aim to further improve their speaking in Chinese. Students will be introduced to…
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82-435 Studies in Chinese Literature: The Enchanting World of Chinese Ghost Tales & Culture

Focusing on a seminal work of 17th-century Chinese literature, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (Liaozhai Zhiyi), this course offers students an opportunity to delve into an enlightening journey through a myriad of peculiar and varied tales, exploring ghosts and…
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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. VIEW the Schedule of…
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