CRN

14371

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

CHI 106

Title

Intensive Beginning Chinese

Professor

Li-Hua Ying / Bruce Knickerbocker

Schedule

Mon†††††††††††††† 1:00 pm -3:00 pm†††††† LC 120†††††††††† Tu Th††††††††††† 1:00 pm -3:00 pm†††††† LC 206

Wed†††††††††††††† 1:00 pm -2:50 pm†††††† OLIN 301

This course is intended for students who have completed Beginning Chinese 101, and for those who have had the equivalent of one semesterís Beginning Chinese at another institution. We will continue to focus on both the oral and written aspects of the language. Regular work in the language lab and private drill sessions with the tutor are required.A 5-week summer immersion program in Qingdao, China will follow this course.Upon successful completion of the summer program, the students will receive five credits. (Financial aid is available for qualified students to cover part of the cost of the summer program. See Prof. Ying for details.)

 

CRN

14372

Distribution

D

Course No.

CHI 202

Title

Intermediate Chinese II

Professor

Li-Hua Ying

Schedule

Tu Th††††††††††† 11:30 am - 12:50 pm†††† LC 208

This course continues Intermediate Chinese I, and is for students who have taken one and a half years 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.

 

CRN

14373

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

CHI 204

Title

Classical Chinese Fiction

Professor

Bruce Knickerbocker

Schedule

Tu Th††††††††††† 4:30 pm -5:50 pm†††††† LC 118

Cross-listed:Asian Studies

As an introduction to the outlines of Chinese literature from the beginnings to the nineteenth century, this course aims to provide insights into the humanistic Chinese tradition. We will work through masterpieces of prose and poetry in a roughly chronological manner. These include lyrical masterworks in the various poetic forms, fiction from the early strange and supernatural Daoist-inspired tales to the adventurous and sensual Ming and Qing novels, as well as exemplary essays, vivid historical writings, and profound philosophical pieces. Impossible though it may be to cover all traditional Chinese literature in one semester, you will leave the course with a sense of the richness and the wonder of the literature, a basic blueprint of Chinaís literary development, and hopefully an interest in roaming through it further. Conducted in English.