15002

CHI106

Intensive Chinese

Li-Hua Ying

M T W Th .

1:30pm-3:30pm

OLINLC 118

FLLC

Cross-listed:Asian Studies8 creditsThis 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.)Class size: 18

 

15024

CHI 302†† Advanced Chinese II

Harrison Huang

. T . Th .

3:10pm-4:30pm

OLIN 306

FLLC

Cross-listed:Asian StudiesThis course is a continuation of Chinese 301 offered in the fall. It is designed for students who have taken at least two and half 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 are mostly selected from Chinese newspapers.Class size: 18

 

15025

CHI308

Classical Chinese

Harrison Huang

. T . Th .

6:20pm-7:40pm

OLINLC 118

FLLC

Cross-listed:Asian StudiesThis course provides a foundation in the grammar, diction and style of Classical Chinese (also called Literary Chinese), which is the operative language for more than two millennia of China's literary traditions. The earliest materials we cover will be seminal texts from the Warring States period (ca. 5th century BCE). This course also doubles as a gateway into core genres, as we will work directly with original texts of historical narrative, philosophy, and poetry. Upon completion of the course, students will not only acquire a conversancy with pre-modern writings but will also better understand the literary elements that are part of modern written Chinese. While vocabulary lists will be furnished for the readings, we will also polish our skills in working independently with dictionaries, including electronic resources. To enroll, students are expected to have at least two years of Chinese or Japanese language instruction.Class size: 15