CRN

90067

Course No.

CHI 101

Title

Beginning Chinese I

Professor

Li-Hua Ying

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 1:30 pm -2:30 pm LC 118

Distribution

B/D

For students with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese. An introduction to modern (Mandarin) Chinese through an intensive drill of its oral and written forms. Emphasis on speaking and basic grammar as well as the formation of the characters. Audio and video materials will be incorporated into the curriculum. This course is followed by an intensive course (eight hours per week) in the spring semester and a summer intensive program (six weeks) in Tianjin, China. Daily active participation and one hour per week tutorial with the Chinese tutor are expected. Divisible.

CRN

90068

Course No.

CHI 301

Title

Advanced Chinese

Professor

Gang Xu

Schedule

Tu Th 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm LC 208

Distribution

B/D

This course is for students who have taken at least two years of basic Chinese at Bard or elsewhere, and who want to expand their reading and speaking capacity and to enrich their cultural experiences. Texts will be selected from newspapers, journals, and fictional works.

CRN

90069

Course No.

CHI 412

Title

Chinese Newspaper Reading

Professor

Li-hua Ying

Schedule

Mon Wed 3:00 pm -4:20 pm LC 118

Distribution

A/D

This course is designed to introduce students to the Chinese news media by reading newspapers and magazines published in China, Taiwan, and the US. The texts will be accessed from the internet. Through these readings, we expect to familiarize ourselves with a variety of styles and contents that are commonly seen in the Chinese news media, for instance, the propagandist People's Daily, the government mouth-piece of the PRC, the Central Daily, the official newspaper of the Taiwan government, and the World Daily, a Chinese newspaper based in the US that enjoys the largest circulation outside of China and Taiwan. We will discuss the different views each of them expresses about the same issues and talk about their linguistic styles. It is also the purpose of this course to teach students how to access information from the internet, how to read with the help of on-line dictionaries and RCA programs. Taught in Chinese.