Indiana University Bloomington

Courses

EALC-C 101 Elementary Chinese I (4 cr.)

An introductory course that lays groundwork for the study of modern Chinese. It aims at fostering proficiency in all four language skills (aural understanding, speaking, reading, and writing), and helping students handle simple tasks in daily routines. Basic sentence patterns, vocabulary, and characters are all practiced in meaningful contexts. I Sem.

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EALC-C 102 Elementary Chinese II (4 cr.)

Grade of C or higher in C101, or equivalent proficiency. Continuation of C101. II Sem.

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EALC-C 201 Second-Year Chinese I (4 cr.)

 P: Grade of C or higher in C102, or equivalent proficiency. Building on the grammar and lexicon from first-year, students will explore the broader cultural context in which language is used, experience more subtle oral and written forms, and learn to use perspectives in addition to the speaker's. I Sem.

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EALC-C 202 Second-Year Chinese II (4 cr.) 

P: Grade of C or higher in C201, or equivalent proficiency. Continuation of C201. II Sem.

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EALC-C 301 Third-Year Chinese I (4 cr.) (C 533)

P: Grade of C or higher in C202, or equivalent proficiency. Emphasis on practice in understanding the difference between oral and written expression, building up discourse-level narration skills, and developing reading strategies for coping with authentic texts. I Sem.

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EALC-C 302 Third-Year Chinese II (4 cr.) (C534)

P: Grade of C or higher in C301, or equivalent proficiency. Continuation of C301. II Sem.

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EALC-C 320 Business Chinese (3 cr.) 

To be offered in Spring, 2016.

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EALC-C 401 / C 543 Fourth-Year Chinese I (3 cr.)

 P: Grade of C or higher in C302, or equivalent proficiency. Emphasis on understanding and appreciating Chinese literary genres and prose. I Sem.

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EALC-C 402 / C 544 Fourth-Year Chinese II (3 cr.)

 P: Grade of C or higher in C401, or equivalent proficiency. Continuation of C401. II Sem.

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EALC-C 408 Chinese Language Practice: Humanities (1 cr.)

P: Concurrent registration in C301 or C302, or permission of the instructor. For students who want simultaneously to improve their content knowledge and language skills by discussing Chinese literature, arts, music, or other humanities.

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EALC-C 409 Chinese Language Practice: Social Sciences (1 cr.)

P: Concurrent registration in C301 or C302, or permission of the instructor. For students who want simultaneously to improve their content knowledge and language skills by discussing Chinese politics, society, economics, or other social sciences.

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EALC-C 425 / C 525 Teaching Chinese Language (3 cr.) 

P: Grade of C or higher in C302 or equivalent proficiency, and permission of the instructor. Taught in seminar-practicum format, the course examines contemporary paradigms of foreign language instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Active participation mandatory.

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EALC-C 457 Chinese in Humanities (3 cr.)

 P: Grade of B or higher in C402 or equivalent proficiency. Advanced language practice associated with authentic academic texts in humanities disciplines. Emphasis on interpreting, analyzing, and presenting Chinese cultural concepts, artifacts, and events from a global perspective, for an authentic purpose, and within a performance assessment framework. May be offered independently in Chinese, or linked with an English-language content course. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

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EALC-C 467 Chinese in Social Science (3 cr.)

 P: Grade of B or higher in C402 or equivalent proficiency. Advanced language practice associated with authentic academic texts in social science disciplines. Emphasis on interpreting, analyzing, and presenting Chinese cultural concepts, practice, and events from a global perspective, for an authentic purpose, and within a performance assessment framework. May be offered independently in Chinese, or linked with an English-language content course. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

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EALC-C 506 Advanced Classical Chinese I (3 cr.)

 P: Grade of C or higher in C307, or consent of instructor. Selected readings of representative Chinese prose and poetry from the traditional period.

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EALC-C 507 Advanced Classical Chinese II (3 cr.)

 P: Grade of C or higher in C451, or consent of instructor. Continuation of C451.

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EALC-C 550 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric (3 cr.) 

P: Grade of C or higher in C402 or consent of instructor. Practice in reading, writing, and speaking through analysis of modern prose and literary texts. Examination of how Chinese speakers frame discourse, so students may develop their ability to present ideas with precise diction, in appropriate registers, in extended discourse.

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