Course

CHI 101 Beginning Chinese I

Professor

Li-Hua Ying

CRN

97073

 

Schedule

M T W Th 1:20 -2:20 pm OLINLC 118

Distribution

Foreign Language, Literature & Culture

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 to expose the class to Chinese daily life and culture. Daily active participation, frequent use of the language lab and one hour per week tutorial with the Chinese tutor are expected. The course is followed by an intensive course (eight hours per week) in the spring semester and a summer intensive program (eight weeks) in Qingdao, China. Divisible.

 

Course

CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I

Professor

Li-Hua Ying

CRN

97074

 

Schedule

Tu Th 2:30 -3:50 pm OLINLC 118

Distribution

Foreign Language, Literature & Culture

This course is for students who have taken one year of basic Chinese, and who want to expand reading and speaking capacity and to enrich cultural experiences. We will use audio and video materials, emphasize communicative activities and language games, and stress the learning of both receptive and productive skills. In addition to the central language textbook, other texts will be selected from newspapers, journals, and fictional works. Conducted in Chinese.

 

Course

CHI 403 Reflections of China in Literature and Film

Professor

See Li-Hua Ying

CRN

97075

 

Schedule

Mon 4:00 -5:20 pm OLINLC 118

Wed 4:00 -6:00 pm OLINLC 118

Distribution

Foreign Language, Literature & Culture

With the primary goal of enhancing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of the fourth year Chinese language student, this course closely examines films from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, exploring through lectures and discussion such topics as the origin of Chinese cinema, nationalism and revolution, the genre of social realism, the cinematic representation of contemporary and recreated historical themes vis--vis portrayals offered in literary and historical sources, the search for roots in the post-Mao era, nativist film and literature, the Fifth Generation and experimental fiction and film, Hong Kong popular culture in the commercial age, feminism and sexuality, and representations of exile, diaspora and the new immigrants. Conducted in Chinese.