East Asian Languages and Cultures | Chinese in Humanities
C457 | 28200 | Luo, J


East Asian Languages and Cultures ,  Chinese in Humanities
C 457,  28200,  Luo, J.
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3 credits
Undergraduates only
This course meets with EALC-C557, same topic, for graduate students.

C457/557 is designed to complement CMCL-C398: National Cinemas, and
students are encouraged (though not required) to take both courses
in the same semester.

C457/557 is designed to help students advance their Chinese language
proficiency from an advanced-low or advanced-mid level (ILR: 2) to
advanced-high (ILR: 2+) or above.  It aims at developing studentsí
overall competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
academic Chinese at the discourse level and covers topics in a
specific social science domain. This course also fosters self- study
skills and encourages students to access and research topics of
their own interest and become independent learners of Chinese.

The course meets three times per week: two 75-minute classes (Monday
and Wednesday) and a 30-minute one-on-one session (Friday) conducted
entirely in Chinese. In general, Monday classes emphasize intensive
reading, discussion of key issues, and close analysis of text
structure, expressions, and usage of key vocabulary and grammatical
patterns. Wednesday classes underscore extensive reading and
listening skills and include topics of student interest. Friday one-
on-one sessions focus on training advanced speaking and writing
skills.

Assignments consist of readings, preview exercises, oral reports,
dictations, writings, recordings, and a term paper.

Prerequisites.  A grade of B or better in Fourth-Year Chinese I and
II or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.