Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Chinese

Curriculum

The objectives for each language course in the Chinese curriculum are threefold: First, to provide students with the opportunity to function in Chinese though writing, reading, speaking and listening; second, to introduce them to significant elements of Chinese culture; and finally to engage students in communities beyond the confines of the classroom and the university.

  • 22-014 CHINESE I
    This course introduces pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, the involved and fascinating world of Chinese writing, and contexts for practice. This course prepares students for basic functions in a Chinese language environment. Students develop novice level proficiency.
  • 22-024 CHINESE II
    This course continues the basic skills in Chinese I in addition to speaking and writing practice to prepare students for basic functions in a Chinese language environment. Students develop novice level proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-014 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 22-114 CHINESE III
    This course strengthens reading and writing skills, develops grammatical facility and begins an increased focus on oral and written communication for fundamental contexts. The cultural foundations of Chinese language are a core feature of this course. Students develop novice to intermediate level proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-024 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement.
  • 22-124 CHINESE IV
    This course leads students into further intermediate capacities, including opportunities to negotiate, persuade and advocate. Students begin to engage in contemporary issues and manage literary and functional texts. Students develop novice to intermediate level proficiency. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-114 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent placement...
  • 22-312 TOPICS IN INTERMEDIATE MODERN CHINESE
    This is a course designed to maintain the Intermediate level of proficiency on the ACTFL scale, which includes activities such as making purchases, giving directions, description of personal, family and community spheres of relevance and so on.  This course develops abilities in broader contexts. Students develop intermediate level proficiency. May be repeated as content alters each semester.  Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement. (H) .
  • 22-322 TOPICS IN ADVANCED MODERN CHINESE
    This is a course designed to maintain the Advanced level of proficiency on the ACTFL scale, which includes activities such as narration and description of international and national concerns, as well as daily activities and more personal concerns.  Much of the content of this course will engage issues of current events and broad cultural and literary topics.  Students develop intermediate to advanced level proficiency. May be repeated as topic alters each semester.  Prerequisite: Chinese 22-312, completion of study abroad, or equivalent placement. (H)
  • 22-394 CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY AND CULTURE
    This course approaches the cultural purpose and aesthetic complexity of the art of Chinese writing. The primary focus of the course is using brush and ink, but with a critical understanding of the place calligraphy holds in China’s literary, social, political and aesthetic history. Students develop intercultural knowledge and competence. Taught in English. (Spring, upon availability) (H) (IP) (WA)
  • 22-001 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-002 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-003 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-004 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic.
  • 22-301 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-302 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-303 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-304 SELECTED TOPICS
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Chinese 22-124 or equivalent placement.
  • 22-901 TUTORIAL
  • 22-902 TUTORIAL
  • 22-903 TUTORIAL
  • 22-904 TUTORIAL
  • 22-941 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-942 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-943 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-944 ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP
    Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 22-951 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 22-952 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 22-953 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.
  • 22-954 INDEPENDENT STUDY
    May be repeated with change in content.