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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Chinese (CHNS)

CHNS 001 Level One Chinese A (4) Introductory study of Chinese language, with audio-lingual practice of Mandarin Chinese and attention to structure and the writing system.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

CHNS 002 Level One Chinese B (4) Continued audio-lingual practice of Mandarin Chinese, further study of structure, practice in reading and writing Chinese.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: CHNS 001  

CHNS 003 Level Two Chinese A (4) Continued audio-lingual practice of Mandarin Chinese, more extensive practice in reading and writing; study of Chinese culture.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: CHNS 002  

CHNS 051 Elementary Intensive Chinese for Graduate Students I (3) Intensive introduction to Mandarin Chinese: first half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

CHNS 052 Elementary Intensive Chinese for Graduate Students II (3) Intensive introduction to Mandarin Chinese: second half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: CHNS 051 and graduate standing  

CHNS 053 Intermediate Intensive Chinese for Graduate Students (3) Continued intensive study of Mandarin Chinese at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: CHNS 052 or equivalent and graduate standing  

CHNS 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 099 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 110 (IL) Level Two Chinese B (4) Readings in selected modern Chinese literature (short stories, plays, essays, poems) and other texts; practice in conversation and simple composition.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: CHNS 003  

CHNS 120 (GH;IL) Introduction to Chinese Literature and Culture (3) Chinese cultural productions, classical through contemporary; literature and film; changing cultural settings in multiple Chinese-speaking locations. Taught in English.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 120W (GH) Introduction to Chinese Literature and Culture (3) An introduction to Chinese histories and societies through literature and visual culture. Readings drawn from both classical and modern traditions, covering the period from the 11th century B.C. to the contemporary era.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

CHNS 121 (GH;IL) Chinese Film and New Media (3) Survey of Chinese film and new media in the twentieth century and beyond, with attention to changing cultural settings. Taught in English.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CHNS 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CHNS 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 401 (IL) Level Three Chinese A (4) Emphasis on oral proficiency through discussions of aspects of contemporary Chinese culture.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: CHNS 110  

CHNS 402 (IL) Level Three Chinese B (4) Readings in representative works of traditional and modern literature; practice in composition; study of aspects of Chinese culture.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: CHNS 401 OR EQUIVALENT  

CHNS 403W Level Four Chinese A (4) Continuation of CHNS 402. Aims to improve students' proficiency in all four language skills, with a special emphasis on writing.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHNS 402  

CHNS 404 Level Four Chinese B (4) Continutation of CHNS 403W. Aims to improve students' proficiency in all four language skills through content-based language learning.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: CHNS 403W  

CHNS 410 (IL) Chinese Through Film (3) This course is designed for students who finish Level Two Chinese or higher and aims to help them develop Chinese proficiency through movies.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CHNS 110 or equivalent  

CHNS 411 (IL) Chinese Written Characters (3) This course aims to establish a solid foundation of students' Chinese orthography and prepare students for continuing study in subsequent Chinese courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CHNS 110 or the equivalent  

CHNS 421 (IL) China Beyond China (3) Study of modern and contemporary Chinese culture in its diversity and its intercultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature or other fields relevant to this course  

CHNS 422 (IL) Gender and Sexuality in China (3) Study of gender roles and the imaginary of sexuality in the literary, filmic, and artistic production of modern China.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature or other fields relevant to this course  

CHNS 423 (IL) The Warrior, the Courtesan and the Ghost in Classical Chinese Novels (3) This course provides an introduction to major classical Chinese novels by focusing on three character types: the warrior, the courtesan, and the ghost.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature or other fields relevant to this course  

CHNS 424 (HIST 482) Confucius and the Great Books of Early China (3) This course familiarizes students with the critical texts and intellectual cultures of Warring States and early imperial China.
Effective: Spring 2013 Ending: Summer 2014
 

CHNS 424 (HIST 482, ASIA 482) Confucius and the Great Books of Early China (3) This course familiarizes students with the critical texts and intellectual cultures of Warring States and early imperial China.
Effective: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
 

CHNS 426 (IL) The Chinese Rhetorical Tradition (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Study of the rhetorical works in ancient China as well as multiple facets of modern Chinese rhetoric.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: 3 credits inENGL 015   Concurrent: ENGL 471

CHNS 452 (IL) Contemporary China: Culture and Trends (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Survey of aspects of the contemporary Chinese-speaking world. Includes readings from Chinese newspapers, magazines, and fiction. Topics may vary each semester.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: CHNS 401  

CHNS 453 (IL) Chinese Film (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected films and directors representing various aspects of Chinese culture and cinema. Topics may vary each semester. Taught in Chinese.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: CHNS 401  

CHNS 454 (IL) Introduction to Classical Chinese (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Basic patterns and structures of Classical Chinese to the first millennium B.C. to the 19th century.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: CHNS 401 or equivalent (such as study abroad credit)  

CHNS 455 (IL) Masterpieces of Traditional Chinese Literature (3) Survey of traditional Chinese literature, including poetry, historical narratives, philosophical texts, and drama and novel.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: CHNS 401 or equivalent  

CHNS 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 496A Accelerated Chinese, Level 1 B plus Level 2 A (1-6) Combines topics for CHNS 002 and 003. Student will achieve proficiency at the 1000 vocabulary level through developing the writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills. The grading elements are quizzes, tests, and oral assessments.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

CHNS 496A Level Two Chinese (1-6) Continued audio-lingual practice of Mandarin Chinese, more extensive practice in reading and writing; study of Chinese culture.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014 Future: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHNS 002  

CHNS 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 497A Essentials of Chinese Grammar (3) Equip intermediate learners of Chinese with a comprehensive and profound understanding of the form, meaning and use of essential grammatical structures in Chinese.
Effective: Summer 2014 Ending: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
 

CHNS 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

CHNS 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

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