Course

CHI 102†† Beginning Chinese I

Professor

Bruce Knickerbocker

CRN

15378

 

Schedule

M T W Th††† 3:00-4:00 pm††††† Olin L.C. 206

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, & Culture

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.An 8-week summer immersion program in Qingdao, China will follow this course.Upon successful completion of the summer program, the students will receive six credits.(Financial aid is available for qualified students to cover part of the cost of the summer program.See Prof. Ying for details.)

 

Course

CHI 202†† Intermediate Chinese II

Professor

Bruce Knickerbocker

CRN

15156

 

Schedule

Mon Wed†††† 1:30-2:50 pm††††† Olin L.C. 210

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, & Culture

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.

 

Course

CHI 310†† Reflections of China inLiterature and Film

Professor

Bruce Knickerbocker

CRN

15157

 

Schedule

Tu Th††††††††† 4:30-5:50 pm††††† Olin L.C. 118

Wed†††††††††††† 6:00-8:00 pm††††† Olin L.C. 118

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, & Culture

With the primary goal of enhancing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of the third and fourth year Chinese language student, this course continues on the path of the spring semester course in closely examining films from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, exploring through lectures and discussion such possible topics as the origins of traditional Chinese cinema, nationalism and revolution, the genre of social realism, the visual representation of contemporary and re-created historical themes vis-a-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, Hong Kong popular culture in the commercial age, feminism and sexuality, and representations of exile, diaspora, and the new immigrants.Conducted in Chinese.