Apr 23, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Chemistry

  
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I Lab


    1 semester hours

    Basic chemical lab technique, conservation of mass, definite composition, molar masses, gravimetric and titrimetric analyses, redox chemistry.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 110 , CHEM 114 , or concurrent enrollment.

  
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II


    3 semester hours

    Solutions, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, acids and bases, equilibria, electrochemistry, nuclear reactions, and selected additional topics.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 110 .

  
  • CHEM 113 General Chemistry II Lab


    1 semester hours

    Chemical kinetics, equilibrium, complex ions, solubility, visible spectrophotometry, inorganic synthesis, crystallization, inorganic qualitative analysis.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 111 ; CHEM 112  or concurrent enrollment.

  
  • CHEM 114 General Chemistry for Engineers


    3 semester hours

    Atomic theory; stoichiometry; properties of gases, liquids, and solids; electronic structure and periodic table; covalent bonding; kinetics and equilibrium; acid-base, precipitation, and reduction-oxidation reactions; basic thermodynamics.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Engineering majors only.

  
  • CHEM 190 World of Chemistry and Biochemistry


    1 semester hours

    Introduction to the Chemistry and Biochemistry programs, faculty, staff, and the facilities. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the various research programs in the department. Students will also be introduced to various chemistry and biochemistry careers.

    Seminar, 2 hours.

    CR/NC grading only.

  
  • CHEM 198 Special Studies


    0 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHEM 199 Independent Studies


    0 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry I


    3 semester hours

    Introduction to the fundamentals of organic chemistry: chemical properties, synthesis and nomenclature of alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes, aromatic hydrocarbons, and alkyl halides.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 110  and CHEM 112 .

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Quantitative Reasoning.

  
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I Lab


    1 semester hours

    Introduction to the fundamental lab techniques used in organic chemistry.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 111 , CHEM 113 ; CHEM 220  or concurrent enrollment.

  
  • CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II


    3 semester hours

    Introduction to the chemistry of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, amines, and carbohydrates.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 220 .

  
  • CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry II Lab


    1 semester hours

    Laboratory experience in synthesis and analysis of organic compounds.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 221 ; CHEM 222  or concurrent enrollment.

  
  • CHEM 250 Earth Systems


    3 semester hours

    An introductory exploration of how the Earth works. Focus is placed on connecting the Earth systems - the solid Earth, atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere - through the cycling of chemical elements and energy. The course will also discuss significant anthropogenic impacts to the natural Earth system.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 110  and CHEM 112 .

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Information Literacy.

  
  • CHEM 261 The Science in Science Fiction


    3 semester hours

    The physics, chemistry, and biology found in science fiction literature and examined for accuracy and probability. Topics include the physics of space and space habitats, the chemistry and biology of life arising under non-earthlike conditions, and the ecology of imagined worlds. “Engineering” new worlds on the basis of sound scientific theory will be expected. Understanding of physical implications of simple algebraic expressions is required.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: MATH 101  or higher, or placement into MATH 106  or higher.

    University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics.

  
  • CHEM 262 The Chemical Environment


    3 semester hours

    The important chemical processes of the world in which we live; air, water, agriculture, food additives, household chemicals, cosmetics, chemotherapy, sports, toxic waste management.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: MATH 101  or higher, or placement into MATH 106  or higher.

  
  • CHEM 281 The Science of CSI: An Introduction to Forensic Science


    3 semester hours

    This course gives students an introduction to the forensic sciences and an appreciation for the activities of a real forensic laboratory. This course utilizes lecture and inquiry based laboratory activities and experiments to introduce basic scientific concepts and develop problem solving and critical thinking skills in a chemical and biological context. Topics will include basic chemistry, biology, and analytical techniques; crime scene analysis; arson investigation; and fingerprint, drug, blood, and DNA analyses. No prior science background is required.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics.

  
  • CHEM 290 Chemistry Seminar


    1 semester hours

    Regular attendance by second-year students at the Departmental Seminar Program.

    May be taken twice.

    CR/NC grading only.

  
  • CHEM 298 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHEM 299 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHEM 330 Inorganic Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    Introduction to the chemistry of the transition elements. Structure, stereochemistry, and bonding in transition metal complexes. Applied thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, and descriptive chemistry of the main group elements. Nuclear reactions and the actinide elements.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 222 .

  
  • CHEM 331 Inorganic Chemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    The synthesis of transition metal complexes and characterization by intra-red, UV-Visible, and NMR spectroscopy. Optical activity and the resolution of a racemic mixture. Organometallic compounds and clusters of the p-block elements. Reactions in non-aqueous solvents and under an inert atmosphere.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 222  and CHEM 223 .

  
  • CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the principles of physical chemistry, both to satisfy a requirement of the major and to serve as preparation to enrollment in subsequent in-depth courses in selective topics in physical chemistry. Topics include: properties of gases, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, colligative properties, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular spectoscopy.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 222  and CHEM 223 ; MATH 123  or MATH 132 ; PHYS 201  or PHYS 254 .

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Quantitative Reasoning.

  
  • CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    Physical measurements, calorimetry, physical equilibria, phase behavior, chemical equilibria, kinetics, colligative properties, atomic and molecular spectroscopy.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 340  or concurrent enrollment.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Quantitative Reasoning; Writing.

  
  • CHEM 342 Advanced Physical Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    Chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 340  and CHEM 341 .

  
  • CHEM 343 Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    Kinetics, colligative properties, atomic and molecular spectroscopy.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 340 , CHEM 341 ;

      or concurrent enrollment.

  
  • CHEM 346 Physical Biochemistry


    3 semester hours

    Chemical and enzyme kinetics, solutions of macromolecules, chemical equilibria, transport processes, sedimentation, transport in electric fields, physical methods in biochemistry, scattering, molecular modeling.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 340  and CHEM 341 .

    Corequisite:

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  • CHEM 347 Physical Biochemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    Kinetics, colligative properties, macromolecular solution properties, atomic and molecular spectroscopy as applies to biochemical systems.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites:

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    Corequisite: 

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  • CHEM 352 Environmental Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    A study of chemical processes in the environment: topics include stratospheric ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, air pollution, sources of energy, water chemistry, water purification, sewage treatment, and pesticides.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 110  and CHEM 112 .

  
  • CHEM 353 Environmental Chemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    Analysis to determine pollutants found in air, water, soil systems; emphasis on the use of instrumental methods and techniques.

    Laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 110 , CHEM 111 , CHEM 112 , CHEM 113 .

    Corequisite: CHEM 352 .

  
  • CHEM 354 Air Pollution: Atmospheric Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    Introduction to air pollution and the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere. The fundamental natural processes controlling trace gas and aerosol concentrations in the atmosphere will be explored as well as how anthropogenic activity has affected those processes at local, regional, and global scales.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 110  and CHEM 112 .

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Information Literacy.

  
  • CHEM 360 Analytical Chemistry and Lab


    4 semester hours

    Theory of chemical analyses, statistical analyses in chemistry, and an introduction to spectroscopy. Lab includes quantitative analyses by gravimetric, titrimetric, and spectroscopic methods.

    Lecture and laboratory, 8 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 112  and CHEM 113 .

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Quantitative Reasoning.

  
  • CHEM 370 Biochemistry


    3 semester hours

    Macromolecular structure and function, enzymology, bioergetics and kinetics, biotechnology, major metabolic pathways.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 222  and CHEM 223 .

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.

  
  • CHEM 371 Biochemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    Techniques of protien purification, enzyme assay, and kinetics.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 370  or concurrent enrollment.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Engaged Learning; Writing.

  
  • CHEM 372 Advanced Biochemistry


    3 semester hours

    Metabolic regulation; macromolecular structure, function and synthesis membrane transpot; DNA and RNA metabolism and control; biochemistry of vitamins and other nutrients; protien biosynthesis.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 370 .

  
  • CHEM 373 Advanced Biochemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    Techniques in lipid and carbohydrate analysis; enzyme regulation; enzymes as diagnostic tools, restriction enzymes.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 370 , CHEM 371 ; and CHEM 372  or concurrent enrollment.

  
  • CHEM 376 Biochemistry I


    3 semester hours

    Macromolecular structure and function; enzymology; bioenergetics and kinetics; biotechnology; major metabolic pathways.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 222  and CHEM 223 .

  
  • CHEM 380 Forensic Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    An introduction to the forensic sciences with an emphasis on chemistry. This course gives students an appreciation for the activities of a real forensic laboratory. Topics covered include basic analytical techniques, arson investigation, and fingerprint, drug, blood, and DNA analyses.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 222 , CHEM 223 , and CHEM 360  or consent of instructor.

  
  • CHEM 382 Wine Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    Addresses the major chemical topics associated with wine production, chemical analysis of wine and wine faults. Provides an overview of wine-making and the wine industry through a combination of lecture, lab and field trips.

    Minimum age of 21 required for full participation.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 222 .

  
  • CHEM 390 Chemistry Seminar


    1 semester hours

    Regular attendance at Departmental Seminar Program.

    CR/NC grading only.

  
  • CHEM 391 Chemistry Seminar


    1 semester hours

    Regular attendance at Departmental Seminar Program and presentation of a seminar.

  
  • CHEM 393 Chemistry/Biochemistry Internship


    1 TO 3 semester hours

    Research/Development work conducted in a professional chemical setting in a local government or industrial laboratory. Work includes both theory and laboratory practice on a project designed cooperatively by the laboratory’s supervisory staff and LMU faculty. The project is jointly supervised by on-site staff and LMU faculty.

    May be repeated for credit up to 6 semester hours.

    CR/NC grading only.

  
  • CHEM 397 Directed Research


    1 TO 3 semester hours

    May be repeated for credit up to 6 semester hours.

    Consent of instructor required.

  
  • CHEM 398 Special Studies


    0 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHEM 399 Independent Studies


    0 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHEM 420 Advanced Organic Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    Modern synthetic reactions, mechanisms and study of organic synthesis.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 220  and CHEM 222 .

  
  • CHEM 421 Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab


    1 semester hours

    Laboratory techniques for multi-step synthesis and spectroscopic analysis of organic compounds.

    Lecture and laboratory, 4 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 222  and CHEM 223 .

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Writing.

  
  • CHEM 430 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    Ligand field theory and spectral properties of transition metal complexes. Acid-base concepts and non-aqueous ionizing solvents. Molecular orbital theory applied to p-block clusters. Metallic bonding and chemistry of the solid state.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisites: CHEM 330  and CHEM 331  or concurrent enrollment.

  
  • CHEM 434 Bioinorganic Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    The study of the function and structure of metal ions in biology: the properties and spectroscopy of metal ions; metalloproteins; the interaction between metal ions and DNA or RNA; introduction of metal ions into biological systems as probes and as drugs.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 370  or CHEM 376 , or by consent of instructor.

  
  • CHEM 460 Instrumental Analysis and Lab


    4 semester hours

    Theory and practice of analytical methods including infrared spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and gas and liquid chromatography.

    Lecture and laboratory, 7 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 360 .

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Writing.

  
  • CHEM 474 Food Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    The chemistry involved in food preparation and development. Examples include flavorings, food additives, what happens when it is cooked, then eaten; nutritional aspects of foods, food supplements, preservation, food fads.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 370 .

  
  • CHEM 476 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Biotechnology


    3 semester hours

    Recent advances in biochemistry and biotechnology are discussed and analyzed. Typical topics discussed include protein phage display, genome sequencing technologies, gene synthesis and mutagenesis, protein design and engineering. Students will also read and discuss recent publications from leaders in the fields of biochemistry and biotechnology.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 370 .

  
  • CHEM 480 Medicinal Chemistry


    3 semester hours

    Chemical principles involved in design and formulation of drugs; their absorption, distribution, and elimination; and their interaction at possible active sites. Mechanism of action of specific groups of drugs are discussed.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 370  or consent of director.

  
  • CHEM 482 Toxicology


    3 semester hours

    An introduction to the principles of toxicology emphasizing cellular mechanisms, e.g., cell signaling, mutagenesis, and/or carcinogenesis. Topics will also include dose-response, toxicokinetics, risk assessment, effects of toxicants on the environment, and approaches that can decrease the amounts of toxicants in the environment.

    Lecture, 3 hours.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 370.

  
  • CHEM 490 Chemistry Seminar


    1 semester hours

    Regular attendance at Departmental Seminar Program.

    CR/NC grading only.

  
  • CHEM 491 Chemistry Seminar


    1 semester hours

    Regular attendance at Departmental Seminar Program and presentation of a seminar.

  
  • CHEM 493 Chemistry/Biochemistry Internship


    1 TO 3 semester hours

    Research/Development work conducted in a professional chemical setting in a local government or industrial laboratory. Work includes both theory and laboratory practice on a project designed cooperatively by the laboratory’s supervisory staff and LMU faculty. The project is jointly supervised by on-site staff and LMU faculty.

    May be repeated for credit up to 6 semester hours.

  
  • CHEM 495 Chemistry Teaching


    0 TO 1 semester hours

    Guided teaching of the undergraduate laboratories.

    May be repeated for credit up to 8 semester hours.

    CR/NC grading only.

    Approval of Department Chairperson required.

  
  • CHEM 497 Directed Research


    1 TO 3 semester hours

    A written report is required.

    May be repeated for credit up to 6 semester hours.

    Consent of instructor required.

  
  • CHEM 498 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHEM 499 Independent Studies


    0 TO 4 semester hours


Chicano Studies

  
  • CHST 116 Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies


    3 semester hours

    An interdisciplinary overview of Chicana/o Studies to familiarize students with historical and contemporary issues in Chicana/o and Latina/o communities.

    University Core fulfilled: Foundations: Studies in American Diversity.

  
  • CHST 126 Chicana/o Cultural Production


    3 semester hours

    Examines contemporary Chicana/o cultural production, including performance, film, and art. Comparisons are made to other ethnic groups and cross-cultural production.

  
  • CHST 198 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHST 199 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHST 206 Introduction to Chicana/o, Latina/o Literature


    3 semester hours

    An overview of a range of genre, themes, and concepts created by Chicana/o and other U.S. Latina/o writers.

  
  • CHST 298 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHST 299 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHST 302 Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S.


    3 semester hours

    Analysis of the historical, social, and cultural characteristics that shape the roles of Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S.

  
  • CHST 308 Contemporary Urban Issues


    3 semester hours

    Using service learning in Los Angeles, the course helps students understand how the lives of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os are shaped by politics, economics, culture, history, and access to nation-state institutions.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Engaged Learning.

  
  • CHST 310 Guadalupe, Queen of the Américas


    3 semester hours

    The course investigates the Virgin of Guadalupe’s religious, cultural, and artistic significance among Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the United States. It uses interdisciplinary methods to examine Latino theology, the faith-practices and devotions to Guadalupe, and contemporary visual arts.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Faith and Reason; Flag: Writing.

  
  • CHST 332 Survey of Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature


    3 semester hours

    (See ENGL 350 .)

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.

  
  • CHST 337 Racial and Ethnic Politics


    3 semester hours

    Comparative analysis of racial and ethnic groups within the United States political system. A focus on the effect of political institutions on minority groups at federal, state, and local levels. Examines the experience of minority groups to illuminate political process in the U.S.

  
  • CHST 350 Immigration and Los Angeles


    3 semester hours

    (See APAM 350 .)

  
  • CHST 360 Chicana/o History


    3 semester hours

    An analytical survey of Native America, Mexican America, and the recent past with a focus on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and class.

    University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Historical Analysis and Perspectives; Flag: Writing.

  
  • CHST 367 History of Los Angeles


    3 semester hours

    (See HIST 367 .)

  
  • CHST 398 Special Studies


    1 TO 4 semester hours

  
  • CHST 399 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHST 404 Latina Feminist Theory


    3 semester hours

    Focuses on current writings by Chicana feminists and connects this material to African American and Asian American feminist theory. The course traces the development of Chicana feminism and its concern with the interlocking conditions of gender, race, sexuality, and class.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Writing.

  
  • CHST 406 Chicana/o Consciousness


    3 semester hours

    (See ENGL 353 .)

  
  • CHST 407 Mexican Presence in Los Angeles Art since 1945


    3 semester hours

    A historical and social investigation of Chicana/o art and the politics of identity. The course includes options for curating a virtual art gallery, field trips, and other creative assignments.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.

  
  • CHST 435 The Politics of California


    1 TO 3 semester hours

    (See POLS 435 .)

  
  • CHST 436 The Politics of Los Angeles


    3 semester hours

    (See POLS 436 .)

  
  • CHST 437 Chicana/o Politics


    3 semester hours

    (See POLS 437 .)

  
  • CHST 460 The Chicana/o Southwest


    3 semester hours

    An examination of the historical and contemporary issues shaping this important region of the U.S. Attention to indigenous communities, women, and current political issues.

  
  • CHST 465 Chicana/os-Latina/os in Film and Mass Media


    3 semester hours

    An examination of film and other forms of mass media, focusing on issues of representation as well as production. Subject matter addresses both Chicano cinema and Mexican/Latin American cinema.

  
  • CHST 498 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHST 499 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHST 500 Capstone Seminar


    3 semester hours

    A senior seminar required of majors and minors. Students conduct original, independent research and present the work before an audience.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Writing.


Chinese

  
  • CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I


    3 semester hours

    This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students will be introduced to fundamentals of the language and will develop communicative skills and learn to read and write in spoken style.

    This course requires participation in a weekly one-hour integrated drill session.

    Fall semester only.

  
  • CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II


    3 semester hours

    This course is a continuation of CHIN 101 . Students will continue learning the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese. The four aspects of language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing in spoken style Chinese - are equally emphasized.

    This course requires participation in a weekly one-hour integrated drill session.

    Spring semester only.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 101  or by LMU Placement Exam.

  
  • CHIN 198 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHIN 199 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHIN 203 Intermediate Chinese I


    3 semester hours

    Builds upon the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese studied in CHIN 101  and CHIN 102 . Students will continue to develop the four aspects of their language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are expected to write short paragraphs and conduct oral presentations.

    This course requires participation in a weekly one-hour integrated drill session.

    Fall semester only.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 102  or by LMU Placement Exam.

  
  • CHIN 204 Intermediate Chinese II


    3 semester hours

    This course is a continuation of CHIN 203 . Four aspects of language - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - are equally emphasized. Students will be introduced to more idiomatic expressions, grammatical structures, and cultural elements. Students are expected to write short paragraphs and do oral presentations. The basic written style will also be introduced.

    This course requires participation in a weekly one-hour integrated drill session.

    Spring semester only.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 203  or by LMU Placement Exam.

  
  • CHIN 298 Special Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHIN 299 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

  
  • CHIN 305 Advanced Chinese I


    3 semester hours

    This course will help students continue to develop their four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Many of the grammatical constructions introduced in first and second year Chinese will be repeated in this course with increasing sophistication in terms of style and usage. Students are required to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese. Rigorous practice of spoken and written style Chinese in complex communicative activities will be conducted. Students will also do intensive reading of expository writings on a variety of cultural topics.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 204  or by LMU Placement Exam.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Oral Skills.

  
  • CHIN 306 Advanced Chinese II


    3 semester hours

    This course is designed to help students further solidify their language and literacy skills; moreover, this course helps students improve their understanding of today’s China. It seeks to enable students to give formal reports, give factual accounts, read materials, write essays, reports, and all types of correspondance in written style Chinese.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 305  or by LMU Placement Exam.

    University Core fulfilled: Flag: Oral Skills.

  
  • CHIN 333 Topics in Contemporary Chinese Society


    3 semester hours

    This course intends to help students develop knowledge and perspectives about contemporary Chinese society. Students will be exposed to different aspects of Chinese culture and their relationship with the Chinese language in the process of China’s social and cultural transformation. This class will be taught in both Chinese and English.

    Prerequisite: CHIN 306  or consent of instructor.

    University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.

  
  • CHIN 398 Special Studies


    1 TO 4 semester hours

  
  • CHIN 399 Independent Studies


    1 TO 3 semester hours

 

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