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Courses - CHIN Upper Division

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

301. Advanced Chinese (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 202 or its equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
Study of modern spoken and written Chinese involving advanced expressions. Emphasis on reading, comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.

302. Advanced Chinese (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 301 or its equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
Study of modern spoken and written Chinese involving advanced expressions. Emphasis on reading, comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.

311. Advanced Spoken Chinese (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced study in modern spoken Chinese and Chinese communication. Designed to enhance advanced speaking ability in Mandarin on a range of topics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

321. Chinese Calligraphy (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Completion of first-year Chinese or Japanese language or equivalent preferred.
Focuses on the history, development, artistry, and appreciation of Chinese calligraphy. Equal emphasis placed on hands-on practice in and outside of the classroom.

370. Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Readings in translation of representative works of the major literary genres in China covering both the classical and the modern periods. Previous knowledge of the language is highly desirable, but not necessary.

380. Languages and Dialects in China (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or equivalent.
Chinese language viewed in its linguistic context, synchronically and diachronically. Introduction to descriptive grammar of modern standard Chinese, classical Chinese, the rise of written vernacular, dialect variations and sociolinguistic issues.
Lecture/discussion.

390. Topics in Chinese Cultural Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary study of representative features of contemporary Chinese culture and society.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

410./510. Chinese Information Processing (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese web design, including word-processing, HTML, layout, and user interaction.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Undergraduates register in CHIN 410; Graduates register in CHIN 510.

421. Current Affairs in China (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enhances students' proficiency in Chinese through reading newspapers. Students will familiarize themselves with all aspects of Chinese culture and contemporary society, as well as the language use. A hybrid course. Letter grade only (A-F).

430A./530A. Classical Chinese Fiction (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Study and examination of traditional Chinese fiction, ranging from major works of fiction from the Six Dynasties (317-588) through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Undergraduates register in CHIN 430A; graduates register in CHIN 530A. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

451./551. Chinese Culture and Tradition (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Thematic survey of various aspects of Chinese culture and tradition from its beginning to the present, with focus on both China’s history and the salient cultural elements that make it a great and distinctive country.
Undergraduates register in CHIN 451; Graduates register in CHIN 551.

462./562. Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Designed for students who plan to teach Chinese language or do research in Chinese linguistics. Comparison of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Chinese. Analysis of common errors in learning Chinese.
Letter grade only (A-F).

485./585. Masterpieces from China (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Reading of major works from China in Chinese. Selected writings represents different periods of Chinese history, thoughts,and literary tradition. Course conducted in Chinese. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Undergraduates register in CHIN 485; Graduate register in CHIN 585.

490./590. Selected Topics in Chinese Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Variable topics related to advanced Chinese Studies, depending on the instructor's discipline and expertise.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. Undergraduates register in CHIN 490; Graduates register in CHIN 590.

499./599. Directed Studies in Chinese (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent study under supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.


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