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Chinese
ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

1 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours, lab 2 hour. UC:CSU 5 UNITS
This course stresses the fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases, and the ability to understand, speak read, and write basic Chinese. It includes an introduction to Chinese civilization and culture.

2 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II
Prerequisite: Chinese 1 | Lecture: 5 hours. UC:CSU 5 UNITS
This course emphasizes Mandarin Chinese communication of travelling, dining out, and daily living, along with culture and geography.

3 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
Prerequisite: Chinese 2 | Lecture: 5 hours. CSU 5 UNITS
Course emphasizes Mandarin Chinese communication relative to historic sites, like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the customs of China’s 55 nationalities, Beijing Opera, and Chinese cuisine.

4 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
Prerequisite: Chinese 3 | Lecture: 5 hours. UC:CSU 5 UNITS
Course emphasizes Mandarin Chinese communication which covers the colorful culture of China – the country’s maternal river from the Potala Palace in Tibet, the old alley and courtyard in Beijing, and the conflict between traditional and modern values in people’s thoughts.

10 CHINESE CIVILIZATION
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course explores the fabulous world of Chinese history, geography, arts literature, religion, customs, and the impact of 1/4 of mankind beyond the Great Wall. Conducted in English, enriched with optional Chinese.

21 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHINESE I
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
First half of the first course in understanding, reading, and writing Chinese. Emphasis will be on Mandarin with an introduction to Chinese culture and civilization. Chinese 21 + 22 together are equivalent to Chinese 1.

22 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHINESE I
Prerequisite: Chinese 21 | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Second half of the first course in understanding, reading, and writing Chinese. Emphasis will be on Mandarin with an introduction to Chinese culture and civilization. Chinese 21 + 22 together are equivalent to Chinese 1.

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