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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Chinese CHIN
Chinese CHIN

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Students are encouraged to consult the Department website (http://gsea.ucalgary.ca) for more details on course descriptions and titles of decimalized courses.

Department Head – F. Strzelczyk

Note: Chinese 317, 355 and 357 are given in English and no knowledge of Chinese is required.

Students with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language can begin in Chinese 205. Students with previous experience in Chinese should consult the Department to be placed in an appropriate course. Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses, but are eligible to take Chinese literature and culture courses such as 317, 355, 357, 431 and 461. In cases of doubt students should seek the advice of the Department.

Note: All university level prerequisites for Chinese language courses must be met with a grade of "C-" or better.

Junior Courses
Chinese 205       Beginners' Chinese I
Basic concepts of the Chinese National Language. Reading and writing of characters, essentials of grammar, basic vocabulary, and oral drills on normal speech patterns.
Course Hours:
H(4-1)
Notes:
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 20, 25, 30 or 35.
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Chinese 207       Beginners' Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 205.
Course Hours:
H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 205 or consent of the Department.
Notes:
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 30 or 35.
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Chinese 229       Intensive Beginners' Chinese
Intensive development of conversational skills and the pronunciation of the Chinese National Language. Enhanced training in vocabulary acquisition, grammar and writing. For students with a background in a Chinese dialect.
Course Hours:
H(2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 205 or 207.
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Chinese 279       Reading and Writing Chinese
Introduction to the Chinese language for students who have a background in Mandarin and other Chinese dialects, but limited reading and writing ability. Students will learn to read and write characters, and acquire the essentials of basic vocabulary and grammar.
Course Hours:
H(1-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 205 or 207.
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Senior Courses
Chinese 301       Continuing Chinese I
Further acquisition of Chinese characters, and the development of conversational skills through reading and discussion of selected Chinese texts. Structural analysis of normal speech patterns. Preparation of written assignments. A continuation of Chinese 207.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 207 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 229.
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Chinese 303       Continuing Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 301.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 301 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 229.
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Chinese 309       Chinese Culture in an Immersion Setting
An introduction to contemporary Chinese culture and functional Chinese language. This course is given during Spring/Summer Terms in the People’s Republic of China.
Course Hours:
H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 207 or equivalent and consent of the Department.
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Chinese 311       Chinese Language in an Immersion Setting I
A course in Chinese stressing the oral skills in an immersion environment. This course is given during Spring/Summer Terms in the People's Republic of China.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 207 or consent of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Chinese 309.
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Chinese 313       Chinese Language in an Immersion Setting II
A continuation of Chinese 311. This course is given during Spring/Summer Terms in the People's Republic of China.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 311.
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Chinese 317       Topics in Chinese Civilization

Distinctive features of Chinese civilization within the Asian context.

317.01. The Human-Animal Connection

317.02. Words, Hanzi, and Things

317.03. Iconic China


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is given in English; no knowledge of Chinese is required. This course may be repeated for credit where the course content is different, as indicated by a different decimal number for the course. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 1.0 full-course equivalent.
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Chinese 331       Intermediate Chinese I
An intermediate course giving equal emphasis to receptive and productive language skills.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 303 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 229.
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Chinese 333       Intermediate Chinese II
A continuation of Chinese 331.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 331 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 229.
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Chinese 355       Chinese Literature in Translation
Introduces the literary tradition of China by means of reading the English translations of representative works. Examines the historical and cultural background, as well as literary forms and aesthetics.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is taught in English; no knowledge of Chinese is required.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chinese 357       Topics in Chinese Film

Chinese film from the perspectives of film theory and political and cultural history. The course may concentrate on a specific director, a period, or a genre in Chinese film.

357.01. The New Waves

357.02. The Fifth Generation

357.03. Focus on a Filmmaker

357.04. Focus on a Genre


Course Hours:
H(3-3)
Notes:
The course is given in English; no knowledge of Chinese is required.  This course may be repeated for credit where the course content is different, as indicated by a different decimal number for the course. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 1.0 full-course equivalent.
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Chinese 401       Advanced Chinese Conversation
Development of Chinese oral communication skills through contemporary film, television programs and/or other audio materials with textbooks.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 333 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 421 or 431.
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Chinese 403       Advanced Readings and Writing in Modern Chinese
Development of Chinese reading and writing skills through newspapers, magazines, social commentary and/or literary works.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 333 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 421 or 431.
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Chinese 431       Selected Topics in Chinese Literature
Topics studied are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Chinese 403 or 421 or consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chinese 461       Japanese-Chinese Cultural Relations
Discussion of cultural relations and influences between Japan and China. Topics may include cultural identities and cross-influences, literary and artistic traditions, writing systems, and will be listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 303 or higher (excluding Chinese 317 and Chinese 355), or consent of the Department.
Notes:
Knowledge of the other language would be beneficial.
Also known as:
(Japanese 461)
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