Chinese

The courses below are offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 407 Kent
212-854-5027
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Web: www.columbia.edu/cu/ealac

 

Admission to Language Courses and Language Placement Test

Students who wish to begin study of a language at a level beyond first-term elementary and students who have had a break of a semester or more in their language study must pass a language placement test before registering. The test will be given on the Friday before the first day of classes. Please see the departmental Web site for additional information.


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit East Asian Languages and Cultures on the Directory of Classes for complete course information.

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.


CHNS C1201 Second-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Designed to further the student's four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1202 Second-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Designed to further the student's four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1221 Second-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1112 or F1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Continuation of CHNS C1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1222 Second-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1112 or F1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Continuation of CHNS C1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters.  CC GS EN CE

CHNS C2221 Second-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1112 or F1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Continuation of CHNS C1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters. CC GS EN CE

CHNS F1101 First-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 20. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Same course as C1101x (N). Students who can speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS F1102 First-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 20. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Same course as C1102y (N). Students who can speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS F1201 Second-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Languages Courses.

Same course as C1201x. CC GS EN CE

CHNS F1202 Second-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1201 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Languages Courses.

Same course as C1202y. CC GS EN CE

CHNS F2201 Second-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Languages Courses.

Same course as C1201x. CC GS EN CE

CHNS F2202 Second-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1201 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Languages Courses.

Same course as C1202y. CC GS EN CE

CHNS G4101 Fourth-Year Chinese I (N). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4004 or the equivalent.

Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

CHNS G5017 Colloquium In Advanced Modern Chinese Readings I (Level 5). 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4005-W4006, CHNS W4015-W4016, CHNS W4017-W4018, or the equivalent.

This course aims to advance the student's linguistic competence through intesive and extensive readings of various genres including literate and news reports. Discussions focus on cultural as well as linguistic features. Assignments: oral presentations and written reprots based on readings. GF

CHNS G5018 Colloquium In Advanced Modern Chinese Readings I (Level 5). 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4005-W4006, CHNS W4015-W4016, CHNS W4017-W4018, or the equivalent.

This course aims to advance the student's linguistic competence through intesive and extensive readings of various genres including literate and news reports. Discussions focus on cultural as well as linguistic features. Assignments: oral presentations and written reprots based on readings. GF

CHNS G6003 Colloquium On Chinese Poetry: Shijing and Chuci. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: one year of Classical Chinese (CHNS W3301-W3302 or its equivalent.)

The two earliest anthologies of Chinese poetry, representing two distinct traditions, will be approached through selected readings and a survey of traditional and modern scholarship. Close, linguistically guided readings of individual poems (in the original language) are complimented by consideration about the poems’ original cultural context, their canonization, the relation between poem and commentary, and the relevance of these origins for the Chinese tradition of poetry and poetics.

CHNS G6005 Tang Poetry. 3 points.

Focus on the art of reading poetry, with attention to relevant historical, biographical and literary-historical contexts.

CHNS G6015 Readings In Chinese Buddhist Texts. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

An introduction to reading and translating Chinese Buddhist texts from the 4th-10th centuries.

CHNS G6060 Han, Wei and Six Dynasties Poetry Seminar. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

An introduction to the major poets of the Han, Wei and Six Dynasties periods through close readings of their works in conjunction with important critical sources.

CHNS G6420 Chinese Historical Linguistics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: undergraduate students may petition for admittance by emailing the instructor.

Introduction to the original standard language of China, before the development of Mandarin. This is the 6th century system for pronouncing characters, known to every literate Chinese person from then until the mid-20th century. Applications include poetic rhyming and prosody, traditional dictionaries, dialect relationships, intellectual history of language study, and the structure of the writing system. This course is taught in English and emphasizes practical facility rather than theory.

CHNS GU4012 Business Chinese. 5 points.

Prerequisites: two years of Chinese study at college level.

This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for two years at college level and are interested in business studies concerning China. It offers systematic descriptions of Chinese language used in business discourse. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4012 001/19537 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
522a Kent Hall
Zhongqi Shi 5 11/12

CHNS GU4014 Media Chinese. 4 points.

Prerequisites: at least 3 years of intensive Chinese language training at college level and the instructor's permission.

This advanced course is designed to specifically train students' listening and speaking skills in both formal and colloquial language through various Chinese media sources. Students view and discuss excerpts of Chinese TV news broadcasts, soap operas, and movie segments on a regular basis. Close reading of newspaper and internet articles and blogs supplements the training of verbal skills.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4014
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4014 001/26444 M T W Th 9:10am - 10:00am
522d Kent Hall
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 9/12
CHNS 4014 002/69445 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
522d Kent Hall
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 5/12

CHNS GU4015 Fourth-Year Chinese I (N). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4004 or the equivalent.

Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4015
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4015 001/60897 M W 10:10am - 11:00am
369 Grace Dodge Hall (Tc)
Ting Wen 4 10/12
CHNS 4015 001/60897 T Th 10:10am - 11:00am
537 Grace Dodge Hall (Tc)
Ting Wen 4 10/12
CHNS 4015 002/25896 M W Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
255 International Affairs Bldg
Ling Yan 4 9/15

CHNS GU4017 Readings In Modern Chinese I (W) (Level 4). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4006 or the equivalent.

This is a non-consecutive reading course designed for those whose proficiency is above 4th level. See Admission to Language Courses. Selections from contemporary Chinese authors in both traditional and simplified characters with attention to expository, journalistic, and literary styles.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4017
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4017 001/70711 M W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
522c Kent Hall
Chen Wu 4 4/12

CHNS GU4301 Introduction To Classical Chinese I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4301 001/17836 M W F 11:00am - 11:50am
1102 International Affairs Bldg
Lening Liu 3 12/12

CHNS GU4507 Readings in Classical Chinese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W3302 or the equivalent.

Admission after placement exam. Focusing on Tang and Song prose and poetry, introduces a broad variety of genres through close readings of chosen texts as well as the specific methods, skills, and tools to approach them. Strong emphasis on the grammatical and stylistic analysis of representative works. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4507
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4507 001/74054 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
315 Hamilton Hall
Wei Shang 4 11/15

CHNS GU4904 Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language. 4 points.

For more than forty years, second language acquisition (SLA) has been emerging as an independent field of inquiry with its own research agenda and theoretical paradigms. The study of SLA is inherently interdisciplinary, as it draws on scholarship from the fields of linguistics, psychology, education, and sociology. This course explores how Chinese is acquired by non-native speakers. Students will learn about general phenomena and patterns during the process of acquiring a new language. They will become familiar with important core concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research practices of the field of SLA, with Chinese as the linguistic focus.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4904
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4904 001/15775 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
522b Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 4 8/12

CHNS UN1010 Introductory Chinese A. 2.5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18.

The program is designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing colloquial Chinese. This course (Part I) is offered in Spring only. Course II is offered in the fall. The two parts together cover the same materials as Chinese C1101/F1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese C1102/F1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.

Spring 2017: CHNS UN1010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1010 001/68347 M W 8:50am - 9:55am
522c Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 2.5 15/20
CHNS 1010 002/76896 T Th 8:50am - 9:55am
511 Kent Hall
Yu-Shan Cheng 2.5 6/15
CHNS 1010 003/28352 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
423 Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 2.5 12/15
CHNS 1010 004/82147 T Th 11:50am - 12:55pm
423 Kent Hall
Yu-Shan Cheng 2.5 14/20

CHNS UN1011 Introductory Chinese B. 2.5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18.

Prerequisites: CHNS W1010y (offered in the Spring only) or the equivalent.

The program is designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing colloquial Chinese. This course (Part II) is offered in the Fall only. The two parts (I and II) together cover the same materials as Chinese C1101/F1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese C1102/F1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN1011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1011 001/73361 M W 8:50am - 9:55am
522b Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 2.5 11/12
CHNS 1011 002/27804 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 2.5 13/12

CHNS UN1101 First-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Students who can already speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1101 001/14655 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
522c Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 9/21
CHNS 1101 002/26587 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
424 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 12/12
CHNS 1101 003/64244 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Lingjun Hu 5 9/12
CHNS 1101 004/71440 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Chen Wu 5 9/12
CHNS 1101 005/19956 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522a Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 5 8/12
CHNS 1101 006/75781 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
255 International Affairs Bldg
Ling Yan 5 11/12
CHNS 1101 007/25681 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Yicheng Zhang 5 6/12

CHNS UN1102 First-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Students who can already speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2017: CHNS UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1102 001/88398 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
405 Kent Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 10/20
CHNS 1102 002/21248 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
522b Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 16/18
CHNS 1102 003/22646 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
411 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 4/20
CHNS 1102 004/27533 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
4c Kraft Center
Chen Wu 5 13/18
CHNS 1102 005/76030 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
405 Kent Hall
Ling Yan 5 14/20
CHNS 1102 006/82030 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Yicheng Zhang 5 8/18

CHNS UN1111 First-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

The course is specially designed for students of Chinese heritage and advanced beginners with good speaking skills. It aims to develop the student's basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. Pinyin system is introduced; standard Chinese pronunciation, and traditional characters. Classes will be conducted mostly in Chinese. Open to students with Mandarin speaking ability in Chinese only. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN1111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1111 001/20181 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
522b Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 5 10/12
CHNS 1111 002/62872 T Th F 4:10pm - 5:25pm
423 Kent Hall
Hailong Wang 5 8/12

CHNS UN1112 First-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

The course is specially designed for students of Chinese heritage and advanced beginners with good speaking skills. It aims to develop the student's basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. Pinyin system is introduced; standard Chinese pronunciation, and traditional characters. Classes will be conducted mostly in Chinese. Open to students with Mandarin speaking ability in Chinese only. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2017: CHNS UN1112
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1112 001/10531 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
522c Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 5 9/20
CHNS 1112 002/28286 T Th F 4:10pm - 5:25pm
424 Kent Hall
Hailong Wang 5 10/18

CHNS UN2201 Second-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Designed to further the student's four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 2201 001/23605 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522c Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 15/21
CHNS 2201 002/61136 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
424 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 12/12
CHNS 2201 003/61594 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
405 Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 5 12/12
CHNS 2201 004/17305 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
6c Kraft Center
Ting Wen 5 7/12
CHNS 2201 005/22054 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
405 Kent Hall
Yunda Li 5 11/14
CHNS 2201 006/71816 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
522c Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 5 5/12

CHNS UN2202 Second-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Designed to further the student's four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2017: CHNS UN2202
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 2202 001/61848 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522c Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 5 13/18
CHNS 2202 002/73697 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522c Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 19/18
CHNS 2202 003/76147 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522c Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 5 11/20
CHNS 2202 004/76549 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
405 Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 5 11/18
CHNS 2202 005/97896 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522b Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 9/18
CHNS 2202 006/83530 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Yu-Shan Cheng 5 16/18

CHNS UN2222 Second-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1112 or F1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Continuation of CHNS C1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters.  CC GS EN CE

Spring 2017: CHNS UN2222
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 2222 001/97496 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
317 Hamilton Hall
Yicheng Zhang 5 19/18
CHNS 2222 001/97496 Th 10:10am - 11:25am
652 Schermerhorn Hall
Yicheng Zhang 5 19/18

CHNS UN3003 Third-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1202 or F1202, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN3003
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3003 001/16594 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 5 11/12
CHNS 3003 002/75616 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
4c Kraft Center
Yunda Li 5 5/12
CHNS 3003 003/69100 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 11/12
CHNS 3003 004/64043 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Zhongqi Shi 5 9/12
CHNS 3003 005/29369 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522c Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 5 9/12

CHNS UN3004 Third-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4003 or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

Spring 2017: CHNS UN3004
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3004 001/12948 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
405 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 5 14/15
CHNS 3004 002/13448 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 11/15
CHNS 3004 004/16148 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
424 Kent Hall
Zhongqi Shi 5 12/15
CHNS 3004 005/16499 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 5 4/15

CHNS UN3005 Third-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1222 or F1222, or the equivalent.

Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

Fall 2017: CHNS UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3005 001/64460 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
6c Kraft Center
Hailong Wang 5 5/12

CHNS UN3006 Third-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4005 or the equivalent.

Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

Spring 2017: CHNS UN3006
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3006 001/77282 M W F 10:10am - 11:15am
405 Kent Hall
Hailong Wang 5 13/18

CHNS W3301 Introduction To Classical Chinese I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean.

CHNS W3302 Introduction To Classical Chinese II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W3301: Classical Chinese I; completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean.

CHNS W4003 Third-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1202 or F1202, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4004 Third-Year Chinese II (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4003 or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4005 Third-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1222 or F1222, or the equivalent.

Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

CHNS W4006 Third-Year Chinese II (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4005 or the equivalent.

Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

CHNS W4007 Readings in Classical Chinese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W3302 or the equivalent.

Admission after placement exam. Focusing on Tang and Song prose and poetry, introduces a broad variety of genres through close readings of chosen texts as well as the specific methods, skills, and tools to approach them. Strong emphasis on the grammatical and stylistic analysis of representative works. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4008 Readings in Classical Chinese II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4007 or the equivalent.

Admission after placement exam. Focusing on Tang and Song prose and poetry, introduces a broad variety of genres through close readings of chosen texts as well as the specific methods, skills, and tools to approach them. Strong emphasis on the grammatical and stylistic analysis of representative works. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4009 Introduction to Classical Chinese Poetry (Classical Chinese Literature by Women). 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

In this course we will read, analyze and discuss classical Chinese texts, mostly poetry and some literary criticism, written by women from the early period to the fall of the Qing dynasty. The works will be read in translation for the most part, but those students who have enough Chinese will read some of the texts in the original. Guiding our study are three central questions: 1) what were the contexts of women's writing; 2) what marked a poem as "by a woman" as opposed to "by a man" or "by a man writing in a ‘woman's voice'"; 3) what constitutes a "genuine" female voice in Chinese poetry? Is there such a thing in any literature? Reference will be made to both traditional Chinese criticism and modern, especially feminist, criticism.

CHNS W4013 Business Chinese. 4 points.

Prerequisites: two years of Chinese study at college level.

This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for two years at college level and are interested in business studies concerning China. It offers systematic descriptions of Chinese language used in business discourse. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4102 Readings In Modern Chinese I (W) (Level 4). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4006 or the equivalent.

This is a non-consecutive reading course designed for those whose proficiency is above 4th level. See Admission to Language Courses. Selections from contemporary Chinese authors in both traditional and simplified characters with attention to expository, journalistic, and literary styles.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.