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Chinese

CHIN 1101 -- Beginning Chinese Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 8 for Spring 2014; MnTC Goal 7 and 8 for Summer 2014 and later)

First semester of a one-year sequence in elementary Mandarin. Study and practice of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis upon correct oral expression, grammatical constructions and aural comprehension. Students learn to understand and use basic sentence patterns and vocabulary using pinyin (spelling words in Mandarin using the western alphabet). Students also will read and write using modern Chinese characters. Interspersed throughout the course is an introduction to various aspects of Chinese culture and differences between the Chinese and Anglo language and culture.


CHIN 1102 -- Beginning Chinese Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 8 for Spring 2014; MnTC Goal 7 and 8 for Summer 2014 and later)

Second semester of a one-year sequence in beginning Mandarin. Study and practice of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis upon correct oral expression, grammatical constructions and aural comprehension. Students learn to understand and use basic sentence patterns and vocabulary using pinyin (spelling Mandarin words using the western alphabet). Students also will read and write using Modern Chinese characters. Interspersed throughout the course is an introduction to various aspects of Chinese culture and differences between the Chinese and Anglo language and culture.


CHIN 1111 -- Introduction to Chinese Culture,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as HUM 1411)

(Meets MnTC Goal 6 and 8)

This is an introductory course to China and its cultural heritage. CHIN 1111 surveys the development of China from the ancient period to the modern era, exploring the country's customs, political institutions; economic development; history, religion and philosophy; literature, art and architecture; as well as science and technology. This course is taught in English; no previous knowledge of Chinese is required.


CHIN 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


CHIN 2200 -- Field Study Abroad,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as HUM 2200)

Students travel to China to observe firsthand both ancient and modern components of their civilizations. When offered for credit, a classroom segment will precede the trip, covering such topics as a brief history of the area to be visited, cultural differences, etc. No Chinese language knowledge is required.


CHIN 2201 -- Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Successful completion of CHIN 1102 (C grade or better)

The third semester in a two-year sequence, Chinese 2201 aims at increased proficiency in comprehension, spoken production, reading, writing and translation skills. Emphasis is on understanding Chinese grammar and syntax as well as the unique cultural patterns of China that can contribute to more effective communication.


CHIN 2202 -- Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Successful completion of 2201 (grade of C or better)

The fourth semester in a two-year sequence, Chinese 2202 aims at increased proficiency in comprehension, spoken production, reading, writing and translation skills on a broader range of topics. Emphasis is on understanding Chinese grammar and syntax as well as the unique cultural patterns of China that can contribute to more effective communication.


CHIN 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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