Chinese (CHI) - Rock County

Courses

CHI 101   First Semester Chines   4 Units

Elementary modern M&arin for students with no previous experience in the language. Emphasis on listening & speaking, with some reading & writing. Focus on Chinese culture throughout the course.

CHI 102   Chinese for Business   4 Units

This course provides essential communication skills in M&arin Chinese for students interested in International Business or Business Professionals who deal with the Chinese market. Topics covered include greetings & Intros, communication with colleagues, dining & social events, informal interactions, as well as survival language for visiting or living in China

CHI 105   Second Semester Chinese   4 Units

Continuation of CHI 101, elementary modern M&arin.
PREREQ: CHI 101

CHI 118   Practical Spoken Chinese   1-4 Units

Emphasis on the spoken language in everyday context. Not part of the sequence of required World Languages courses.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

CHI 201   Third Semester Chinese   4 Units

Continues to develop students' linguistic competence in M&arin Chinese, adding vocabulary, common usage, & more complex grammatical structures. All four language skills are practiced: listening, speaking, reading, & writing. Besides developing learners' communicative competence, it will enhance their knowledge of Chinese culture.
PREREQ: CHI 105 OR EQUIVALENT

CHI 205   Fourth Semester Chinese   4 Units

Continuation of CHI 201, Int. modern M&arin.
PREREQ: CHI 201 OR EQUIVALENT

CHI 215   Elementary Conversation and Composition   1-4 Units

May be taken concurrently with CHI 201 or by itself. Stresses practical application of theory learned in CHI 101, CHI 105, & CHI 201. Written & audio/oral exercises based on cultural, everyday topics. Carries no retroactive credit.
PREREQ: CHI 105 OR EQUIVALENT

CHI 235   Chinese Civilization   3 Units

This course aims to Introduce students to China, one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world. Culture has many layers that have formed over time &, by underst&ing each fundamental layer, deeper insight will be gained into where national culture was forged & where common behavior & attitudes have developed over time. An Intro to China's social & cultural history will provide students with a clearer underst&ing of where China has been, & where it is today. A foundation in Chinese civilization is important to equip students with the necessary knowledge to underst& one of the most powerful players on the world stage. This course will provide a comprehensive political & historical overview of one of the most complex countries in the world.

CHI 291   Selected Topics in Chinese   2-3 Units

Cultural, literary or linguistic themes.

CHI 299   Intermediate Independent Reading   1-3 Units

Individual student(s) assigned readings, reports & papers on topic determined by instructor. One-on-one meetings to be arranged.
PREREQ: CHI 205 AND CONSENT