CHIN-CHINESE

CHIN 1110. Mandarin Chinese I

4 Credits (4)

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence in first year modern standard Chinese (“Mandarin”). This course is recommended for students who have had little or no experience in the Chinese language. A beginning Mandarin Chinese course is designed to introduce the Mandarin sound system (“pinyin”), basic vocabulary, Chinese characters (either in Simplified or Traditional characters), and basic grammatical concepts and structures. In order to help beginners develop their communicative competence in the four basic skills, the 5Cs (Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities) will be integrated consistently into the content and exercises in the course.

CHIN 1120. Mandarin Chinese II

4 Credits (4)

This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence in first year modern standard Chinese (“Mandarin”). This course is designed for students who have taken 1st Semester Mandarin Chinese, and focuses on enhancing pronunciation and expanding the vocabulary and grammar dealing with daily activities. In order to help beginners develop their communicative competence in the four basic skills, the 5Cs (Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities) will be integrated consistently into the content and exercises in the course.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in CHIN 1110.

CHIN 2110. Mandarin Chinese III

3 Credits (3)

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence in second year modern standard Chinese (“Mandarin”). This course is designed for students who have taken 1st and 2nd Semester Mandarin Chinese (or equivalence), and have a basic foundation on Chinese phonetics, characters, and grammars. In order to help students develop their communicative competence in the four basic skills, the 5Cs (Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities) will be integrated consistently into the content and exercises in the course. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in CHIN 1120.

CHIN 2120. Mandarin Chinese IV

3 Credits (3)

This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence in second year modern standard Chinese (“Mandarin”). This course is designed for students who have taken 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Semester Mandarin Chinese (or equivalence), and have a good foundation on Chinese phonetics, characters, and grammars. In order to help students develop their communicative competence in the four basic skills, the 5Cs (Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities) will be integrated consistently into the content and exercises in the course. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): C or better in CHIN 2110.

CHIN 311. Advanced Chinese Language I

3 Credits (3)

This course emphasizes the development of advanced oral, aural, reading and writing skills in Mandarin Chinese. Expanding of vocabulary and development of reading comprehension will be through different genres of authentic texts. Students will be trained to write short essays on a variety of topics.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHIN 2110 and CHIN 2120.

CHIN 312. Advanced Chinese Language II

3 Credits (3)

This course emphasizes the development of advanced oral, aural, reading and writing skills in Mandarin Chinese. Expanding of vocabulary and development of reading comprehension will be through different genres of authentic texts. Students will be trained to write short essays on a variety of topics.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHIN 311.