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CHN 101 Beginning Chinese I (3)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, exercises in reading, writing, and conversation. (Lec. 3) Pre: no prior Chinese is required. (FC) [D]

CHN 102 Beginning Chinese II (3)

Continuation of 101. (Lec. 3) Students enrolling in this course should have taken 101 or equivalent. (FC) [D]

CHN 103 Intermediate Chinese I (3)

Development of facility in reading narrative and expository prose; exercise in grammar, listening comprehension, and speaking. (Lec. 3) Students enrolling in this course should have taken 102 or equivalent. (FC) [D]

CHN 104 Intermediate Chinese II (3)

Continuation of 103. (Lec. 3) Students enrolling in this course should have taken 103 or equivalent. (FC) [D]

CHN 111 Intensive Beginning Chinese I (4)

The fundamentals of Chinese with special emphasis on listening and speaking structures. (Lec. 4) (FC) [D]

CHN 112 Intensive Beginning Chinese II (4)

The fundamentals of Chinese with special emphasis on listening and speaking structures. (Lec. 4) Pre: 111 or equivalent. (FC) [D]

CHN 205 Composition and Conversation (3)

Development of facility in spoken and written Chinese using contemporary topics; emphasis on general classroom discussion. (Lec. 3) Pre: 104 or permission of instructor. (FC) [D]

CHN 205H Honors Section: Composition and Conversation (3)

Honors Section of CHN 205: Composition and Conversation. Development of facility in spoken and written Chinese using contemporary topics; emphasis on general classroom discussion. (Lec. 3) Pre: 3.30 or better overall GPA and CHN 104 or permission of instructor.

CHN 206 Composition and Conversation (3)

Development of facility in spoken and written Chinese using contemporary topics; emphasis on general classroom discussion. (Lec. 3) Pre: 205 or permission of instructor. (FC) [D]

CHN 215 Intensive Conversation and Composition I (4)

Intensive course in further development of spoken and written Chinese. Advanced-low level grammatical structures. Students enrolling in 215 should have taken 104 or 114 or equivalent. (Lec. 4). true

CHN 216 Intensive Conversation and Composition II (4)

Intensive course in further development of spoken and written Chinese. Advanced-low level grammatical structures. Students enrolling in 216 should have taken 205 or 215 or equivalent. (Lec. 4).

CHN 305 Advanced Composition and Conversation I (3)

Intensive practice in spoken and written Chinese using contemporary writings and topics in Chinese-speaking countries. Emphasis on classroom discussion. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor.

CHN 306 Advanced Composition and Conversation II (3)

Intensive practice in spoken and written Chinese using contemporary writings and topics in Chinese-speaking countries. Emphasis on classroom discussion. (Lec. 3) Pre: 305 or permission of instructor.

CHN 307 Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization (3)

Topics in Chinese culture and civilization, overview of major Chinese cultural  developments and civilization achievements. Significant figures and events in culture, art and society from ancient to contemporary China. May be taken more than once for credit on different topics. (Lec. 3) Pre: CHN 306 or permission of instructor or section head.

CHN 315 Intensive Advanced Composition and Conversation I (4)

Intensive course in development of spoken and written Chinese. Advanced level discourse structures. (Lec. 4) Pre: 206 or 216 or equivalent.

CHN 316 Intensive Advanced Composition and Conversation II (4)

Intensive course in development of spoken and written Chinese. Advanced level discourse structures. (Lec. 4). Pre: 305 or 315 or equivalent.

CHN 320 Chinese Media (3)

TBA

CHN 401 Topics on Chinese Culture and Civilization (3)

Students will study various topics on Chinese culture, society and civilization through selected readings and multi-media. (Lec. 3) Pre: 306 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

CHN 413X Advanced Technical Chinese (3)

Lectures and seminar on advanced scientific and engineering topics in an international context. All reading, writing, and discussion will be conducted in Chinese. (Lec. 3) Pre: CHN 306 (or EGR 306) or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

CHN 421 Modern Chinese Literature I (3)

Advanced literature course focusing on readings and discussions of major modern Chinese writers and their masterpieces from the end of the Imperial Era through the Chinese Civil War in 1949. (Lec. 3) Pre: 306 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

CHN 422 Modern Chinese Literature II (3)

Literary works of famous writers in contemporary China. Students will read and discuss representative literary selections from the start of the New China, through the Cultural Revolution to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 421 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

CHN 485 Modern Chinese Literature II (4)

TBA

CHN 486 Modern Chinese Literature II (4)

TBA

CHN 497 Directed Study (1-3)

Designed particularly for the advanced student. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance of a project by a faculty member and approval of section head. Not for graduate credit.

CHN 498 Directed Study (1-3)

Designed particularly for the advanced student. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance of a project by a faculty member and approval of section head. Not for graduate credit.

ECN100H: Honors Section - Made in China (3)

The 20th century was America's century. We will explore the likelihood, potential, and implications of the 21st Century being China's Century. Not for major credit in ECN.

Requires completion of a curriculum modification form to count towards the Chinese major requirements.

HIS 374 History of Modern China (3)

Political, social, economic, and cultural development of China since 1800 with emphasis on the development of Chinese nationalism and on the rise, theory, and practice of Chinese communism. (Lec. 3) (FC) (L) [D] Pre: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

HPR 107 Honors Seminar in Letters: Chinese Youth Culture (3)

An introduction to the culture of China's youth and the events and policies that have shaped their lives. Must have 3.30 overall GPA. (L) Requires completion of a curriculum modification form to count towards the Chinese major requirements.

PHL 331 East Asian Thought (3)

A study of the important philosophical and religious systems of China, Korea, and Japan; emphasis on Chinese traditions. (Lec. 3) Pre: PHL 101 or 103 or one 200-level PHL course or RLS 131 or permission of instructor. (FC) (L) [D]

PSC 116 Introduction to International Politics (Lecture and Recitation) (4)

Nature of the state system, foundations of national power, means of exercising power. Cooperative interactions between states. Current international problems. (Lec. 3, Rec. 1) (S) [D]

PSC 377 Politics of China (4)

Institutions of the Chinese system including the Communist Party, the state system, the bureaucracy, and the army. Emphasis on China's economic and social progress and relations with other nations. (Lec. 3, Practicum 2) Pre: PSC 116 or 211 or equivalent

RLS 131 Introduction to Asian Philosophies and Religions (3)

Introductory study of the main philosophical and religious ideas in Asia, with emphasis on Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. (FC) (L) [D]

THE 382 History of Theatre: Neoclassical Through the 19th Century (3)

Course includes non-Western drama of China, Japan, and Korea. Continuation of THE 381. (Lec. 3) (A)

For more information on the courses offered for the Chinese major, please contact Dr. Wayne Wenchao He at whe@uri.edu.

 

URI Chinese Language Speech Competition

The Department of Modern languages Chinese Program in collaboration with the URI Confucius Institute is proud to announce the 1st annual Chinese Speech Competition. Click on the link below for more information.

Competition Flyer

 

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