LOWER DIVISION (100-200 Level)

CHI 101                               Elementary Chinese I (Mandarin)
Conversation, grammar, reading, elementary composition.

Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

 

CHI 102                               Elementary Chinese II (Mandarin)
Continuation of CHI 101, Conversation, grammar, reading, elementary composition.

Prerequisite: CHI 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

 

CHI 201                               Intermediate Chinese I
Expanding further on language skills (grammar, composition and reading) while introducing students to aspects of Chinese customs, history and culture. Closed to native speakers.

Prerequisite: CHI 102 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

 

CHI 202                               Intermediate Chinese II
Continuation of CHI 201. Further development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Mandarin Chinese. CLOSED TO NATIVE SPEAKERS.

Prerequisite: CHI 201 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

 

CHI 203                               Advanced Chinese I
This course is designed to develop students’“”•–—˜ ability to use Chinese in a more advanced way. The course emphasizes accurate comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and development of the ability to use increasing complex grammatical and sentence structures. In addition to improving their language abilities, students will also be exposed to different areas of Chinese culture.

Prerequisite: CHI 202; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

CHI 204                               Advanced Chinese II
The course aims to develop students' ability to use Chinese in a more advanced way by continuing Chinese 203's emphasis on accurate comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and development of the ability to use increasing complex grammatical and sentence structures. In addition to improving their language abilities, students will also be exposed to different areas of Chinese culture.

Prerequisite: CHI 203 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


 UPPER DIVISION (300-500 Level)

CHI 301                               Advanced Reading and Diction Chinese
Use of Chinese in a more advanced way to achieve greater fluency in a variety of written and spoken genres. Course materials incorporate authentic Chinese materials in genres including formal speech, short story, debate, op-ed essay, and newspaper. The course emphasizes accurate comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and development of the ability to use increasing complex grammatical and sentence structures, in particular, formal speech and written language. In addition to improving their language abilities, course materials are also geared towards deepening students understanding of many different areas of Chinese culture.

Requisite: CHI 204;

 

CHI 310                               The Esoteric and the Mundane in the Chinese Literary Tradition
Introduction to a variety of important genres and themes in the Chinese literary tradition through the close reading of texts spanning three millennia. Particular attention is paid to notions of humanity, divinity, and monstrosity.

Fall.

 

CHI 311                               Comparative Literature in East Asia
An introduction to the East Asian literary tradition (in China, Japan, and Korea) while introducing the methods of and issues surrounding comparative literary study. The course is structured thematically, according to particular motifs and themes that become central in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature. Themes to be studied include the non-human bride; romantic ideals and the romance narrative; the otherworldly journey; the dream; and the modern nation. It also seeks to challenge pre-conceived notions about East Asian literature and culture to instill a nuanced understanding of East Asian literary traditions.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

 

CHI 330                               The Powerful Women of Medieval China in History, Fiction, and Modern Media
An interdisciplinary examination of the portrayals of ruling-class women who lived during the medieval period in China and who have become a part of the Chinese literary-historical tradition. Works to be examined include short stories, novels, plays, films, and television.

Typically Offered: Fall.

 

CHI 394                               Internship
Internships are intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in a Chinese-speaking cultural, business, not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked). Permission of a faculty member in CHI required.

Requisite: CHI 204; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

 

CHI 591                               Directed Readings
Provides Directed Readings in Chinese..

Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.