CHI (Chinese)

CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I (4 hours)

This course is designed for true beginners who wish to acquire fundamental skills in Chinese language (Mandarin), and to learn about elements of Chinese culture through language study. Students will develop communicative competence in handling daily situations through carefully designed pedagogical activities and assignments. The development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized throughout the two-semester sequence; reading and writing skills will also be cultivated accordingly.


CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II (4 hours)

This course is designed for students who have completed CHI 101 who wish to further develop their skills in Chinese language (Mandarin), and to learn about elements of Chinese culture through language study. Students will develop communicative competence in handling daily situations through carefully designed pedagogical activities and assignments. The development of speaking and listening skills will be emphasized throughout the two-semester sequence; reading and writing skills will also be cultivated accordingly. Prerequisite: CHI 101 or equivalent.

CHI 200 Independent Study in Chinese (1-4 hours)

This course provides the opportunity for an intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)

CHI 290 Special Topics in Chinese (1-4 hours)
Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.

CHI 400 Advanced Independent Study in Chinese (1-4 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an advanced, intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)

CHI 490 Advanced Special Topics in Chinese (1-4 hours)
Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.


CHI 495 Internship in Chinese (1-12 hours)

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to have an application (which satisfies all internship requirements developed by the academic program that oversees the internship) and to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study. All internships are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory