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Courses - CHIN Upper Division

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

301. Advanced Chinese (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 202 or its equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
Study of modern spoken and written Chinese involving advanced expressions. Emphasis on reading, comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.

302. Advanced Chinese (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 301 or its equivalent, or consent of the instructor.
Study of modern spoken and written Chinese involving advanced expressions. Emphasis on reading, comprehension, vocabulary building and idiomatic usage.

311. Advanced Spoken Chinese (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or its equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Advanced study in modern spoken Chinese and Chinese communication. Designed to enhance advanced speaking ability in Mandarin on a range of topics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

321. Chinese Calligraphy (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Completion of first-year Chinese or Japanese language or equivalent preferred.
Focuses on the history, development, artistry, and appreciation of Chinese calligraphy. Equal emphasis placed on hands-on practice in and outside of the classroom.

360. Classical Chinese (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 202 or equivalent Chinese reading proficiency or bilingual students.
Study of the basic vocabulary, grammatical structure, and style of classical Chinese. Introduction to various genres of classical literature: prose, poetry and other literary forms.

370. Chinese Literature in English Translation (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Readings in translation of representative works of the major literary genres in China covering both the classical and the modern periods. Previous knowledge of the language is highly desirable, but not necessary.

380. Languages and Dialects in China (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or equivalent.
Chinese language viewed in its linguistic context, synchronically and diachronically. Introduction to descriptive grammar of modern standard Chinese, classical Chinese, the rise of written vernacular, dialect variations and sociolinguistic issues.
Lecture/discussion.

382B. Modern China (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements. Chinese society from the 17th century to 1949.
Chinese society from the 17th century to 1949. Impact of imperialism, reform and revolutionary movements, and the background of Chinese communism.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 482B.

390. Topics in Chinese Cultural Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary study of representative features of contemporary Chinese culture and society.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

410./510. 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.

421. Current Affairs in China (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enhances students' proficiency in Chinese through reading newspapers. Students will familiarize themselves with all aspects of Chinese culture and contemporary society, as well as the language use. A hybrid course. Letter grade only (A-F).

430A./530A. 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).

430B./530B. 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).

430C./530C. 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).

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

Prerequisite: One China-related course in Asian Studies or History and CHIN 301 or equivalent proficiency.
Designed as a capstone language class. Instruction of this class is in Mandarin.
Undergraduates register in CHIN 451; Graduates register in CHIN 551.

461./561. 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).

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

Prerequisite: CHIN 301 or equivalent or consent of instructor
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).

481./581. 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).

485./585. Masterpieces from China (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of 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.

490./590. 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.

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

Prerequisite: 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.


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