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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Chinese CHIN
Chinese CHIN

Instruction offered by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts.

All students wishing to take Chinese language courses for the first time must consult the School to be placed in an appropriate course. Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses, but are eligible to take Chinese Studies courses.

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:
3 units; H(4-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Notes:
Not open to students with credit in Chinese 30 or 35. Students wishing to take Chinese language courses for the first time must consult the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures to be placed in an appropriate course.
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Chinese 207       Beginners' Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 205.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 205.
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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:
3 units; H(2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 229 and either 205 or 207 will not be allowed.
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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:
3 units; H(1-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 279 and either 205 or 207 will not be allowed.
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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:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 207.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 229 and 301 will not be allowed.
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Chinese 303       Continuing Chinese II
Continuation of Chinese 301.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 301.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 303 and 229 will not be allowed.
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Chinese 309       Chinese Culture in an Immersion Setting
An introduction to contemporary Chinese culture and functional Chinese language.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Notes:
Offered during Spring/Summer Intersession in the People’s Republic of China. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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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.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Corequisite(s):
Chinese 309.
Notes:
Offered during Spring/Summer Intersession in the People's Republic of China. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Chinese 313       Chinese Language in an Immersion Setting II
A continuation of Chinese 311.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 311.
Notes:
Offered during Spring/Summer Intersession in the People's Republic of China. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 6 units (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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 303.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 331 and 229 will not be allowed.
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Chinese 333       Intermediate Chinese II
A continuation of Chinese 331.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 331.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 333 and 229 will not be allowed.
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Chinese 341       Introduction to Chinese Literature
Introduction to Chinese literature through the reading and discussion of selected literary works.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 303.
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Chinese 353       Introduction to Chinese Language and Linguistics
An overview of Chinese linguistics. Provides an introduction to linguistic concepts and topics to enhance understanding of the structure of the Chinese language.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 207.
Notes:
Taught in English. Consent will be given to all students who are native speakers of Chinese, native speakers, and students whose Chinese proficiency is equivalent to the level of Chinese 207.
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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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent).
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Chinese 363       Chinese Language in the Cultural Context
Study of the use and function of the Chinese language in its cultural context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 207 or consent of the School.
Notes:
Consent will be given to all students who are native speakers of Chinese and students whose Chinese proficiency is equivalent to the level of Chinese 207.
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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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 333.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 401 and either 421 or 431 will not be allowed.
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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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 333.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chinese 403 and either 421 or 431 will not be allowed.
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Chinese 431       Selected Topics in Chinese Literature
Topics studied are listed in the Schedule Builder.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 403 or 421.
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.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chinese 303 or higher (excluding Chinese 317 and Chinese 355).
Notes:
Knowledge of Japanese would be beneficial.
Also known as:
(Japanese 461)
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Chinese 561       Research Seminar
Engages senior students as members of a collaborative research team. Independent research, discussion, group presentations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Chinese 403, 421 or 431.
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