Chinese Courses

You can take a variety of courses in Chinese language and culture.

Chinese Languages Courses

EALC-C 131 Beginning Chinese I (4 cr.) Introductory language course in Chinese with emphasis on comprehension and oral expression, grammar, reading, script, elementary composition, and culture.

EALC-C 132 Beginning Chinese II (4 cr.) P: EALC-C 131 or equivalent. Continuation of introductory language course in Chinese with emphasis on comprehension and oral expression, grammar, reading, script, elementary composition, and culture.

EALC-C 201 Second-Year Chinese I (3 cr.) P: EALC-C 132 or equivalent. Both spoken and written aspects stressed, completing major grammatical patterns.

EALC-C 202 Second-Year Chinese II (3 cr.) P: EALC-C 201 or equivalent. Both spoken and written aspects stressed, completing major grammatical patterns.

EALC-C 301 Third-Year Chinese I (3 cr.) P: EALC-C 201-EALC-C 202 or equivalent. 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.

EALC-C 302 Third-Year Chinese II (3 cr.) P: EALC-C 201-EALC-C 202 or equivalent. A further expansion on vocabulary and grammatical patterns focusing on reading and oral communication.

EALC-C 320 Business Chinese (3 cr.) P: EALC-C 201-EALC-C 202 or equivalent. A study of the Chinese language in business contexts.

EALC-C 401-C 402 Fourth Year Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.) P: C301-C302 or equivalent. A further improvement of language proficiency.

EALC-C 495 Improve Chinese Proficiency through Chinese Linguistics and Translation (1-3 cr.) Exploring Chinese pronunciation, characters, grammar, and discourse patterns on the framework of Chinese thinking patterns. In addition, introducing basic principles of translation between Chinese and English.

Chinese Culture Courses

EALC-E 232 China Past and Present: Culture in Continuing Evolution (3 cr.) Chinese culture and its modern transformations. Intellectual, artistic, and literary legacies of the Chinese people.

EALC-E 282 East Asian Calligraphy (3 cr.) A study of the historical development of East Asian calligraphy, its cultural and social contexts, aesthetical values, and basic calligraphy skills.

EALC-E 301 Chinese Language and Culture (3 cr.) The relationship of the Chinese language to Chinese culture and society.

EALC-E 331 Traditional Chinese Literature (3 cr.) An introduction to Chinese historical and religious writing, narrative prose, and lyrical poetry from roughly 1300 BCE to 1300 CE.

EALC-E 333 Studies in Chinese Cinema (3 cr.) Critical and historical perspectives on Chinese cinema from the 1930s to the 1990s, including Taiwan and Hong Kong.

EALC-E 334 Contemporary Chinese Cinema (3 cr.) Cultural and social perspectives on representative films from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since the 80s.

EALC-E 335 Chinese Martial Arts Culture (3 cr.) Cultural and social perspectives on Chinese martial arts, their theoretical frameworks, and literary conventions of marital arts fictions.

EALC-E 351 Studies in East Asian Culture (3-6 cr.) Selected issues and problems of importance to the understanding of East Asian culture, taught within one of the humanistic disciplines.  May be repeated once for credit.

EALC-E 396 East Asian Culture and Civilization: The I Ching (3 cr.) Studying I Ching (i.e., Book of Changes) and its influence on East Asian thinking patterns, ancient philosophies, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese written language, popular cultural behaviors, and architecture.

EALC-E 397 Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture (3 cr.) Introducing the unique perspective of traditional Chinese medicine on body, external influences, diagnoses, treatments, and health maintenance practices.

For specific courses offered in a specific semester see the Schedule of Classes at Student Central.

More Info

Contact Dr. Jing Wang, Director of the Program in Chinese.