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Chinese Courses

Chinese Courses

Chinese Language Courses

Elementary Chinese (Mandarin)

Course Number: CHIN 1
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
This course is equivalent to two years of high school study.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to elementary Chinese: Pronunciation, grammar, sentence patterns, practical vocabulary, and aural-oral exercises in speaking and understanding Mandarin Chinese or Pu Tong Hua. 1107.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area Language

 

Elementary Chinese (Mandarin)

Course Number: CHIN 2
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Chin 1
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of CHIN 1: Study and practice in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese characters. 1107.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B & Language

 

Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin)

Course Number: CHIN 3
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Chin 2
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of CHIN 2: Expansion of grammar, sentence patterns, Mandarin Chinese characters, word compounds and culturally-related readings, writings, and discussions. 1107.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B & Language

 

Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) (Continuation)

Course Number: CHIN 4
Units: 5
Class: 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Chin 3
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of CHIN 3: Additional study of Mandarin Chinese characters and word compounds; expansion of reading, writing, and speaking exercises. 1107.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B & Language

 

Chinese Character Writing

Course Number: CHIN 25A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or CR/NC)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introductory course for learners of Chinese character writing: Emphasis on the construction of Hanzi (Chinese characters), including basic strokes, the proper stroke order, and the most frequently used radicals; provides the opportunity to practice the art of ancient calligraphy. 1107.00

 

Chinese Character Writing II

Course Number: CHIN 25B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: CHIN 25A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation CHIN 25A: Emphasis on the construction of Hanzi (Chinese characters), including basic stroKes, the proper stroke order, and the most frequently used radicals; provides the opportunity to practice the art of ancient calligraphy. 1107.00

 

Conversational Chinese (Mandarin)

Course Number: CHIN 40A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Eligible for credit by exam
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Beginning level Chinese conversational skills: Proper pronunciation and usage of the Pinyin romanization systems; sentence structure and vocabulary for a variety of basic personal interactions such as greetings, exchanging personal information, asking directions and getting around the home, school and office. 1107.00

 

Conversational Chinese (Mandarin)

Course Number: CHIN 40B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Chin 40A
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Continuation of CHIN 40A: Vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure using topics such as the geography of China, social interactions including introductions, ordering and sharing meals, visiting friends and family, shopping and business, transportation, and the mail system. 1107.00

 

Selected Topics in Chinese

Course Number: CHIN 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1107.00

 

Independent Study in Chinese

Course Number: CHIN 49
Units: .5-5
Class:
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
Description: See section on Independent Study. 1107.00

 

Selected Topics in Chinese

Course Number: CHIN 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1107.00