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Chinese Studies

Courses - CHIN Graduate Level

510./410. Chinese Information Processing (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent. May be waived with instructor's consent.
Introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese web design, including word-processing, HTML, layout, and user interaction.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Undergraduates register in CHIN 410; Graduates register in CHIN 510.

530A./430A. Classical Chinese Fiction (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Study and examination of traditional Chinese fiction, ranging from major works of fiction from the Six Dynasties (317-588) through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Undergraduates register in CHIN 430A; graduates register in CHIN 530A. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

530B./430B. Classical Chinese Drama (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Study and examination of Yuan (1279-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) drama, ranging from major works of Northern Drama (Zaju) and Southern Drama (Nanxi) to Peking Opera (Jingxi).
Undergraduates register in CHIN 430B; graduates register in CHIN 530B. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

530C./430C. Classical Chinese Poetry (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Study and examination of traditional Chinese poetry, ranging from major poetic works form antiquit to Qin Dynasty (1644-1911). Textual analysis and literary interpretational are emphasize..
Undergraduates register in CHIN 430A; Graduates register in CHIN 530A. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

551./451. Chinese Culture and Tradition (3)

Prerequisite: One China-related course in Asian Studies or History and CHIN 302 (Advanced Chinese) or equivalent proficiency.
Designed as a capstone language class. Class instruction is conducted in Mandarin. Undergraduates register in CHIN 451; graduates register in CHIN 551.
Undergraduates register in CHIN 451; Graduates register in CHIN 551.

561./461. The Structure of Modern Chinese Language (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 301 or equivalent or by consent of instructor.
The Chinese language viewed in its linguistic context, synchronically and diachronically. Introduction to descriptive grammar of modern standard Chinese, the rise of written vernacular, dialect variations and sociolinguistic issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

562./462. Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 302 or equivalent.
Designed for students who plan to teach the Chinese language or do research in Chinese linguistics. Comparison of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Chinese. Analysis of common errors in learning Chinese.
Letter grade only (A-F).

571./471. Chinese Literature and Culture (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 451, or minimum of 3 years of Chinese study, or consent of instructor.
Enhances proficiency in Chinese through reading Chinese literature and culture-related topics with in-depth examination of representative works from linguistic, literary, textual, and intertextual perspectives.
Letter grade only (A-F).

575./475. Reading of Chinese Communist Documents (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 451 or consent of instructor.
Advanced Chinese language course designed to develop students' ability to understand and analyze the newspaper editorials, documents of the Chinese Communist Party and government and works of its leaders in original Chinese text.

581./481. Principles and Practice of Teaching Chinese (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 461/561 or consent of instructor.
Designed for students planning to become Chinese language teachers, Single Subject Credential program students or graduate students in Asian Studies or Linguistics. Prepares the student to be a Chinese teacher at all levels. Lectures, discussions, class observation and teaching preparation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

585./485. Masterpieces from China (3)

Prerequisites: Consent instructor.
Reading of major works from China in Chinese. Selected writings represents different periods of Chinese history, thoughts,and literary tradition. Course conducted in Chinese.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Undergraduates register in CHIN 485; Graduate register in CHIN 585.

590./490. Selected Topics in Chinese Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Variable topics related to advanced Chinese Studies, depending on the instructor's discipline and expertise.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. Undergraduates register in CHIN 490; Graduates register in CHIN 590.

592./492. Senior Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: One China-related course in Asian Studies or History and CHIN 302 or equivalent proficiency.
Introduction to research methods and study of conceptual and theoretical Chinese issues.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Undergraduates register in CHIN 492; Graduates register in CHIN 592.

599./499. Directed Studies in Chinese (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Independent study under supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.