Foreign Language, Chinese (FC)

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FC-101   Elementary Chinese ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level communicative based language course in standard Chinese, which is called Mandarin to distinguish it from regional dialects, with simplified characters, the standard script in China. An introduction to basic Mandarin Chinese grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students participate in pair, small group, and whole-class conversation, listening, comprehension and writing activities that focus on the meaningful and accurate conveying of information.

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FC-102   Elementary Chinese IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FC-101.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of Elementary Chinese I, this course is an elementary-level communicative based language course in standard Chinese, which is called Mandarin, to distinguish it from regional dialects with simplified characters, the standard script in China. A continuation of the introduction to basic Mandarin Chinese grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course is intended for students who have completed Elementary Chinese I or have some previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students participate in pair, small group, and whole-class conversation, listening, comprehension and writing activities that focus on the meaningful and accurate conveying of information.

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FC-398   Special Topics in ChineseCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory with emphasis on everyday Chinese and easy Chinese prose.