Carnegie Mellon University

Reading Into a New China II: Transportation, Education, Pop Culture, & Health

Course Number: 82-332

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, explanation, description and argumentation with Chinese. These language phenomena will be introduced to students together with their social and cultural backgrounds through texts and multimedia programs related to various social issues. Classroom discussions and research project presentations will be the major forms of oral practice, and writing practice will mainly focus on essays and research papers. All the discussions and research projects will focus on issues related to traffic, education, employment, pop cultures, healthy living, and other human relations as well as economic situations in China today.

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Units: 9
Prerequisite(s): 82232