CHIN 1001 Elementary Chinese I
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed for true beginners to acquire the fundamental skills in Chinese language (Mandarin) and to learn key elements of Chinese culture. Students will develop communicative competence in handling some typical daily situations (e.g., greetings, talking about family, discussing hobbies, visiting friends) through carefully designed pedagogical activities and assignments. The development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized throughout the semester. Reading and writing skills will also be cultivated accordingly. Students will also have opportunities to develop their independent learning ability. This course is 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 placement into 1002
Description

As a continuation of CHIN 1001, this course is designed for beginners to reinforce the fundamental skills in Chinese language (Mandarin) and to continue learning about the key elements of Chinese culture and society. Students will develop communicative competence in handling daily situations (e.g., making appointments, shopping, discussing school life, talking about transportation) through carefully designed pedagogical activities and assignments. The development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized throughout the semester. Reading and writing skills will also be cultivated. Students will also have opportunities to develop their independent learning ability. This course is not open to Chinese native speakers.

CHIN 2001 Intermediate Chinese I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 1002 with a grade of C or higher or permission of course instructor
Description

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed two semesters of Chinese classes at Georgia State University and plan to further develop their Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cultural competence. This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese. Starting with an emphasis on sentence level proficiency, this course will gradually help students develop discourse level competence. The course will develop the students pragmatic competence and independent learning ability.

CHIN 2002 Intermediate Chinese II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHIN 2001 with a grade of C or higher, placement into CHIN 2002, or permission of instructor
Description

This course, a continuation of CHIN 2001, further develops Chinese language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cultural competence. A major goal of this course is developing discourse-level competence. The course will emphasize appropriate language usage and develop the students sensitivity to formal and informal speech. Students will also have opportunities to develop independent learning ability. This course is not open to native speakers of Chinese.

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. Global Perspectives Course.

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. Global Perspectives Course.

CHIN 3082 Cross-Cultural Encounters
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

A selection of works by American writers of Asian descent (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, etc.). Addresses some important themes, such as identity, assimilation, displacement, cultural conflict, and generational gap. Global perspective course.

CHIN 3083 Modern China through Film
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Studies of modern China and Chinese culture through contemporary films. Examines some important events and various aspects of Chinese culture and the artistic approaches and styles of the selected movies. Films in Chinese with English subtitles. 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. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

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. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

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. This course may include a Signature Experience component. Global Perspectives Course.

CHIN 4011 Chinese for Internal Business I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Grade C or higher in CHIN 3002 Advanced Chinese II, or instructors permission
Description

This course is designed to develop and consolidate students advanced-level Chinese proficiency and to prepare students for their future encounters with Chinese business professionals. A variety of topics related to Chinas business world will be discussed, such as stock market, real estate market, marketing, business administration, foreign exchange market, and international trade.

CHIN 4012 Chinese for International Business II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Grade C or higher in CHIN 4011 Chinese for International Business I, or instructors permission
Description

This course builds on CHIN 4011. It aims to prepare students for their future business communication conducted in Chinese by expanding their linguistic repertoire as well as cultural knowledge in the business realm. The course will discuss the following topics: transnational operations, ownership and modes of operation, economic recession and inflation, taxation, and intellectual property.

CHIN 4021 Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ENGL 1102 with a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Selected works from modern and contemporary Chinese literature in translation. Examines some major works in relation to their cultural and historical backgrounds. Requires no knowledge of Chinese. Taught in English. Global Perspective Course.

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