Department of Modern Languages & Classics

Course Descriptions

1101 Introductory Modern Chinese I
3 credit hours

Students are introduced to spoken and written modern Chinese (Mandarin). Conversational drill and comprehension exercises in the classroom and laboratory provide practice in pronunciation and in the use of the basic patterns of speech. Chinese ideographs are introduced and studied in combinations. Reading progresses from prepared materials to selections from contemporary writings.


1102 Introductory Modern Chinese II
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CHNS 1101

In this continuation of CHNS 1101, students deepen their ability to use spoken and written modern Chinese (Mandarin).  


2200 Intermediate Modern Chinese
6 credit hours
Prerequisite: CHNS 1102

A continuation of CHNS 1100, this course is intended to develop proficiency in both oral and written Chinese with emphasis on comprehension. Textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and modern short stories will be used, especially in the second semester, to help students acquire the ability to read and write.


3300 Advanced Oral and Written Chinese I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CHNS 2200

This course offers an opportunity to build and refine students’ ability to comprehend and to communicate effectively in Chinese.


3301 Advanced Oral and Written Chinese II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CHNS 3300

This course is a continuation of CHNS 3300.