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Western Kentucky University

Department of Modern Languages: Courses and Internships

Chinese Courses

CHIN 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I 3 HOURS GEN ED A-II
An introduction to Chinese and Chinese-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Does not fulfill the general education foreign language requirement. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

CHIN 101. ELEMENTARY CHINESE I. 3 HOURS GEN ED A-II
Conversational Mandarin with basic grammar and basic functional vocabulary of the Chinese language. Includes aspects of contemporary Chinese culture. (course fee)

CHIN 102. ELEMENTARY CHINESE II.3 HOURS GEN ED A-II
Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or equivalent. Continuation of development of basic grammar and functional language skills of Mandarin. Includes aspects of contemporary Chinese culture. (course fee)

CHIN 105. INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CULTURES. 3 HOURS
Survey of contemporary culture of Chinese-speaking peoples, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and their achievements. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

CHIN 201. INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I. 3 HOURS GEN ED A-II
Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or two years of high school Chinese. Expansion of communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentational writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media.

CHIN 202. INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II. 3 HOURS GEN ED A-II
Prerequisite: CHIN 201 or equivalent. Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the intermediate level. Emphasis on increasing comprehension, the building of vocabulary, and on presentational modes of speaking and writing. 

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