East Asian Languages and Cultures | Chinese Writing and Rhetoric
C550 | 1529 | Liu


P: grade of C or better in C502 or equivalent proficiency, or
permission of instructor

This course is designed for advanced students of Chinese to develop
the facility to speak and write effectively for both formal and
informal exchanges through extensive readings and analysis of modern
social as well as literary texts.  It fosters the understanding of
how Chinese frame discourse to appeal to the reader and audience in
various contexts as well as the development of the ability to
present ideas with precise diction, in appropriate registers, and in
extended discourse.

Class activity will mainly consist of discussions of issues that
concern modern Chinese intellectuals, presentations of materials
prepared by students, and the examination of appropriate
expressions.  Writing assignments range from specialized
correspondences, focused essays, creative writings, to research
papers or projects.

Note: Permission of instructor required for enrollment.  Interested
students should contact the instructor (855-5180, Goodbody 221) to
obtain further information and discuss their needs/interests.