Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Chinese Spring 2018

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in CHIN

CHIN 110: Elementary Chinese (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Lab work required. Students may not receive credit for CHIN 110 and CHIN 101, 102, or 109. Equivalent to CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 109.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Jianfei Chen — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM TR — Thompson Hall 1017
  • Section 004 — Xi Chen — 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM MWF — Robinson A249

200-Level Courses in CHIN

CHIN 210: Intermediate Chinese (3 Credits)

Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Chinese-speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for CHIN 210 and CHIN 201, 202, or 209. Equivalent to CHIN 201, CHIN 202, CHIN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Xi Chen — 09:30 AM to 10:20 AM MWF — Robinson B218
  • Section 002 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Thompson Hall L004

CHIN 250: Gateway to Advanced Chinese (3 Credits)

Integration of advanced intermediate-level Chinese reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; and the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Jigme Ngagpo — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 126

300-Level Courses in CHIN

CHIN 300: Reading Skills Development (3 Credits)

Develops reading proficiency, emphasizing vocabulary and grammar of standard written Chinese. Introduces discourse structure, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge, and strategies for reading Chinese at an advanced level. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CHIN 301: Advanced Grammar and Syntax (3 Credits)

In-depth review of Chinese grammar and syntax. Provides extensive practice in controlled and free writing, emphasizing fundamental difficulties and points of interference between English and Chinese. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CHIN 305: Chinese for the Business World (3 Credits)

Introduces terminology and structure of business Chinese. Emphasizes acquiring vocabulary and developing facility in Chinese business articles and correspondence. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department when content is different. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Jianfei Chen — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D005

CHIN 310: Survey of Chinese Literature (3 Credits)

Introduces outlines of Chinese literature to the 19th century, presented through literary sources arranged in roughly chronological order. Readings include poetry; fiction; personal essays; documents of philosophy, history, and religion; and transcribed oral records. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Karl Kuan Zhang — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Aquia Building 346
  • Section 001 — Karl Kuan Zhang — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Aquia Building 347

CHIN 311: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (3 Credits)

Introduction of outlines of modern Chinese literature from early 20th century to post-Mao era, presented through literary sources arranged in roughly chronological order. Readings include poetry, fiction, personal essays. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CHIN 325: Major Chinese Writers (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Chinese writers. Writers studied may vary. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Hongmei Sun — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Robinson A123

CHIN 355: Readings in Chinese Poetry and Poetics (3 Credits)

Close readings and discussions of primary texts covering major periods in Chinese poetry to 1949. Analyzes variety of themes, forms, and styles. Notes: May be repeated when readings are different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in CHIN

CHIN 470: Special Topics in Chinese Studies (3 Credits)

Covers topics on Chinese language, literature, or culture organized by theme, genre approach, or era. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CHIN 481: Fourth-Year Chinese II (3 Credits)

Advanced work in major grammatical and lexical topics of Chinese. Applies theoretical principles to guided written and oral exercises. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in CHIN

CHIN 310: Survey of Chinese Literature (3 Credits)

Introduces outlines of Chinese literature to the 19th century, presented through literary sources arranged in roughly chronological order. Readings include poetry; fiction; personal essays; documents of philosophy, history, and religion; and transcribed oral records. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Karl Kuan Zhang — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Aquia Building 346
  • Section 001 — Karl Kuan Zhang — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Aquia Building 347

CHIN 311: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (3 Credits)

Introduction of outlines of modern Chinese literature from early 20th century to post-Mao era, presented through literary sources arranged in roughly chronological order. Readings include poetry, fiction, personal essays. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CHIN 325: Major Chinese Writers (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Chinese writers. Writers studied may vary. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Hongmei Sun — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Robinson A123

CHIN 355: Readings in Chinese Poetry and Poetics (3 Credits)

Close readings and discussions of primary texts covering major periods in Chinese poetry to 1949. Analyzes variety of themes, forms, and styles. Notes: May be repeated when readings are different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

CHIN 470: Special Topics in Chinese Studies (3 Credits)

Covers topics on Chinese language, literature, or culture organized by theme, genre approach, or era. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled