Students taking lower-division language courses are required to participate in the Chinese Conversation Tutoring Program. Students meet once a week (one hour) in a group session with a Chinese tutor to practice Chinese speaking. Students are also encouraged to participate in the ESL program's Conversation Partner Program , where a Chinese-speaking student will be matched with an English-speaking student.
- CHIN 101: First Semester Chinese (4 units)
Intensive grammar, composition, conversation, reading. Stress on spoken language. Offered every semester.
- CHIN 102: Second Semester Chinese (4 units)
Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department. Continuation of CHIN 101. Offered every semester.
- CHIN 201: Third Semester Chinese (4 units)
Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department. Continuation of CHIN 102. Offered every semester.
- CHIN 202: Fourth Semester Chinese (4 units)
Prerequisite: CHIN - 201 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department. Continuation of CHIN 201. Offered every semester.
- CHIN 301: Third Year Chinese (4 units)
Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent. Develops intermediate-to-advanced-level skills in oral and written expression, and introduces modern literary Chinese through texts such as newspapers, short stories, and essays. Offered every Fall.
- CHIN 302: Advanced Chinese (4 units)
Prerequisite: CHIN 301 or equivalent. Develops intermediate-to-advanced level skills in oral and written expression, and introduces modern literary Chinese through newspaper articles, short stories, and literary essays.
- CHIN 310: Business Chinese (4 units)
Prerequisite: 3 semesters of Chinese or equivalent language proficiency. Business Chinese is a language course for students interested in international business and seeking a more in-depth perspective on contemporary Chinese business communications. It is aimed to enhance students' Chinese skills in everyday business situations and to promote their understanding of the business environments and culture in the contemporary China. Class will be taught in Chinese.
- CHIN 350: Traditional Chinese Culture (4 units)
A history of the literati arts of landscape and bird and flower painting, calligraphy, and zither music, along with closely affiliated pursuits such as poetry, garden design, religious or literary pilgrimage, and philosophical contemplation. The impact of literati culture on Japan, Korea, and elsewhere is also covered.
- CHIN 355: Chinese Literature in Translation (4 units)
An introduction to significant examples of classical and modern literature, with emphasis on fiction, drama, and poetry (shi and ci).
- CHIN 398: Directed Reading and Research (1-4 units)