CHIN 1001 Elementary Chinese I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Development of basic communication skills in modern spoken Mandarin Chinese. Introduction to the system of writing, the reading of simple texts, and basic grammatical structures. Not open to native speakers of Chinese.

CHIN 1002 Elementary Chinese II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 1001 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Development of basic communication skills in modern spoken Mandarin Chinese. Introduction to the system of writing, the reading of simple texts, and basic grammatical structures. Not open to native speakers of Chinese.

CHIN 2001 Intermediate Chinese I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 1002 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Continuing development of communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese. Further work with the writing system; reading of simple texts; and intermediate grammatical structures.

CHIN 2002 Intermediate Chinese II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 2001 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Continuing development of communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese. Further work with the writing system; reading of simple texts; and intermediate grammatical structures.

CHIN 3001 Advanced Chinese I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Grade C or higher in CHIN 2002 Intermediate Chinese II, or permitted by course instructor
Description

This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese. For heritage learners, please contact your instructor for eligibility. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed two years of Chinese classes at Georgia State University and plan to further develop their Chinese language proficiency and cultural competence. Adopting an integrated approach, this course will gradually develop and refine student’s oral and written proficiency at discourse level. Meanwhile, listening and reading skills at more advanced level will also be part of the course foci. Students will continue to build their pragmatic competence in dealing with professional and everyday situations. Strategies in acquiring more advanced language and cultural competence will also be discussed and practiced throughout the semester.

CHIN 3002 Advanced Chinese II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Grade of C or higher in CHIN 3001 Advanced Chinese I, or permission by course instructor
Description

This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese. For heritage learners, please contact your instructor for eligibility. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed CHIN 3001 Advanced Chinese at Georgia State University. A major task of this course is to develop and strengthen students’ ability to perform the essential language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) at discourse level. Another important task is to help students to build their language competence in dealing with a wider range of topics beyond daily situations (e.g., history, tourism, education). Strategies for acquiring those more advanced language skills will also be discussed and practiced throughout the semester. This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese. For heritage learners, please contact your instructor for eligibility.

CHIN 3080 Topics in Chinese studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course surveys key aspects of Chinese culture and society pertaining to literature, arts, education, philosophy, religion, language, etc. Organized around thematic topics, this course aims to promote students’ cultural understanding with regard to China. Lectures will be accompanied with in-depth reading and discussions of primary texts selected from the classics of various fields (e.g., literature, religion, philosophy), with the goal of helping students to better understand and appreciate the continuity and diversity of Chinese civilization. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CHIN 3081 Cultural Dimensions of Language Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Completion of at least three semesters (through 2001 or above) of Chinese or another Asian language (e.g., Japanese or Korean) with a grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

This course familiarizes students of Chinese and Asian Studies with theories of language acquisition that apply specifically to Asian languages. Students will gain experience in using methodologies of second language (L2) acquisition in analyzing and assessing cultural competence. This course will count toward credit in the Asian Studies program. Taught in English.

CHIN 3395 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Appropriate placement is done at the foreign university). Chinese language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for those students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs.

CHIN 3396 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Appropriate placement is done at the foreign university). Chinese language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for those students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs.

CHIN 3397 Study Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Appropriate placement is done at the foreign university). Chinese language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for those students participating in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Programs.

CHIN 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.