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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

Use the search box below to view the approved courses.

Courses in "CHIN-Chinese"

CHIN - Chinese

CHIN 101 Intensive Elementary Chinese I (6) Prerequisite: Must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Introduction to speaking, reading, and writing Chinese with an emphasis on mastering the essentials of pronunciation, basic characters and structural patterns.

CHIN 102 Elementary Spoken Chinese (3) Prerequisite: CHIN101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Continued study of grammatical patterns and vocabulary buildup with particular emphasis on conversation. May be taken in conjunction with CHIN 103.

CHIN 103 Elementary Written Chinese (3) Prerequisite: CHIN101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Continued study of grammatical patterns and buildup of vocabulary with particular emphasis on reading and writing. May be taken in conjunction with CHIN102.

CHIN 105 Elementary Chinese - Accelerated Track (3) Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not have completed CHIN103, CHIN102, or CHIN101. Accelerated instruction in Mandarin Chinese at the elementary level for students with prior Chinese language background, either through home use or formal instruction.

CHIN 169 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CHIN 201 Intermediate Spoken Chinese I (3) Prerequisite: CHIN102; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Emphasis on development of conversational skills with vocabulary build-up and controlled conversation.

CHIN 202 Intermediate Written Chinese I (3) Prerequisite: CHIN103; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Reading and writing skills with emphasis on grammar and Chinese characters.

CHIN 203 Intermediate Spoken Chinese II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Continuation of CHIN201.

CHIN 204 Intermediate Written Chinese II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Continuation of CHIN202.

CHIN 205 Intermediate Chinese - Accelerated Track (3) Prerequisite: Must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not have completed CHIN201, CHIN203, CHIN202, or CHIN204. Accelerated instruction in Mandarin Chinese at the intermediate level for students with prior Chinese language background, either through home use or formal instruction.

CHIN 207 Linguistic Resources for Students of Chinese (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Must not have completed CHIN422, CHIN428, or CHIN421. Training in the use of Chinese dictionaries, introduction to the relationship between traditional and simplified Chinese characters, overview of the main regional variations of Mandarin, review of elementary grammar.

CHIN 213 Chinese Poetry into English: An Introduction (3) Issues in the intercultural and interlingual interpretation of foreign literature through the study of Western translations of and scholarship on selected Chinese poets. No knowledge of Chinese required.

CHIN 220 Beginning Chinese Calligraphy (3) Credit only granted for: CHIN220 or CHIN331. Introduction to techniques, history, and culture of Chinese calligraphy. Extensive hands-on practice. Taught in English.

CHIN 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CHIN 301 Advanced Chinese I (3) Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors. Readings in expository and fictional writing with conversation and composition.

CHIN 302 Advanced Chinese II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors. Continuation of CHIN301.

CHIN 305 Life in China through TV Plays I (3) Prerequisite: CHIN203 and CHIN204; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Using authentic Chinese language material in short TV plays to learn about society and life in China.

CHIN 306 Life in China through TV Plays II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN305; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Continuation of CHIN305 using authentic Chinese language material in TV plays to learn about society and life in China.

CHIN 307 Linguistic Landscape of China (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed CHIN204 or above; or permission of Chinese Program Advisor. Comprehensive introduction to Chinese and other major languages in the Sino-Tibetan, Altaic, Austroasiatic, and Austronesian families, all of which are spoken in China. Taught in English.

CHIN 313 Chinese Poetry and Prose in Translation (3) Writing of the major poets, essayists, and historians from the 10th century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

CHIN 314 Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation (3) Representative short stories, novels, and plays from the third through the nineteenth centuries. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

CHIN 315 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (3) Major works of fiction and drama from 1920 to the present read in the context of social and literary change. Emphasis on western and traditional Chinese influences on the writers and their works. No knowledge of Chinese required.

CHIN 316 Traditional Chinese Values (3) Classical Chinese thought and literature in English translation. Discussions will explore what these writings reflect about traditional Chinese ideas on morality and personal values -- how should a person live, and why? What do the main philosophical schools have to say about the question? Taught in English.

CHIN 321 Classical Chinese I (3) Prerequisite: CHIN207; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Credit only granted for: CHIN321 or CHIN403. Formerly: CHIN403. Introductory classical Chinese using literacy and historical sources in the original language.

CHIN 322 Classical Chinese II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN403 and CHIN321; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Further classical studies by various writers from famous ancient philosophers to prominent scholars before the new culture movement.

CHIN 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CHIN 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Must have learning proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

CHIN 388 Topics in Chinese Literature in Translation (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Analysis of significant themes and structures in Chinese literature. No knowledge of Chinese required.

CHIN 389 Language House Spring Colloquium (1) Restriction: Must be a resident of Language House. Repeatable to 8 credits. For students residing in the Language House Immersion Program. Focuses on the development of skills in the target language and acquiring the cultural knowledge of the countries that speak the target language.

CHIN 401 Readings in Modern Chinese I (3) Prerequisite: CHIN302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors. Readings in history, politics, economics, sociology, and literature. Emphasis on wide-ranging, rapid reading, reinforced by conversations and compositions.

CHIN 402 Readings in Modern Chinese II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN401; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors. Continuation of CHIN401.

CHIN 408 Selected Readings in Classical Chinese (3) Prerequisite: CHIN321; and must have knowledge of Pinyin. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Selected readings in Classical Chinese, including important representative works of history, poetry, and parallel prose. Close attention is paid to matters of grammar and phonology in the readings. Content will differ each time this course is offered.

CHIN 411 Business Chinese I (3) Prerequisite: CHIN402; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors. Conversation, reading, and writing applicable to Chinese business transactions, social meetings, and meetings with government organizations, plus background material in English on professional business practices and social customs associated with business.

CHIN 412 Business Chinese II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN402; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors. Continuation of CHIN411.

CHIN 415 Readings in Current Newspapers and Periodicals (3) Prerequisite: CHIN402; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And must have taken a placement interview offered by the department for Non-majors. Reading of periodical literature on selected topics with discussions and essays in Chinese.

CHIN 418 Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Various approaches to the most recent textual productions of China and Taiwan. Taught in Chinese.

CHIN 421 Theory of Chinese Phonetics and Phonology - Introduction (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed CHIN302 or higher. Introduction to theories, terminology, and practical techniques for describing and analyzing Chinese speech sounds and their functions in the language. Taught in English.

CHIN 422 Chinese Grammar (3) Prerequisite: CHIN302 and CHIN322; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Chinese sentence patterns studied and contrasted with English and in terms of current pedagogical as well as linguistic theories. Taught in English and Chinese.

CHIN 423 Chinese Historical and Dialect Phonology (3) Prerequisite: JAPN405 or CHIN302. Formerly: CHIN428B. The history and structure of the sounds of Chinese language, with emphasis on the Medieval formal phonological system and its relationship to Mandarin and other modern languages. Students are expected to have advanced knowledge of written Chinese graphs (may include Japanese kanji or Korean hanja).

CHIN 424 Linguistics of the Chinese Writing System (3) Prerequisite: JAPN405 or CHIN302. Recommended: CHIN423. Formerly: CHIN428A. The history and structure of the Chinese writing system, with emphasis on its early development and place in the cognition of language. Students are expected to have advanced knowledge of written Chinese graphs (may include Japanese kanji or Korean hanja).

CHIN 428 Selected Topics in Chinese Linguistics (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Undergraduate seminar in Chinese linguistics. Topics may include the ancient writing system, historical phonology, dialectology, prosody and rhyming, grammar and the history of the language as a whole. This course may be repeated with different content, and satisfies the linguistics requirement for the Chinese major. Students are expected to be in at least Third Year Chinese. Taught in English.

CHIN 429 Selected Topics in Chinese Literature (3) Prerequisite: CHIN315. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. In-depth study of a particular aspect of Chinese literature. Specific topic to be announced when course is offered. Taught in English.

CHIN 432 Translation and Interpretation II (3) Prerequisite: CHIN402; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Workshop on Chinese/English translation and interpretation, with emphasis on seminar (consecutive) interpretation and introduction to conference (simultaneous) interpretation.

CHIN 441 Traditional Chinese Fiction (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Major works of fiction from the 4th century tales of the marvelous through the 19th century Qing novel. Readings are in classical Chinese and English. Designed for students with advanced language skills. Taught in English.

CHIN 442 Modern Chinese Fiction (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Examination, through selected texts, of the writer's role as shaper and reflector of the Republican and Communist revolutions. Taught in Chinese.

CHIN 499 Directed Study in Chinese (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Readings in Chinese under faculty supervision.

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