Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 1101  Chinese 1  (4 semester hours)  
This course is designed for students with little to no prior experience in Mandarin Chinese and is the first of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency from the Novice-Low to the Novice-Mid level. This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite: LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 1102  Chinese 2  (4 semester hours)  
This course is a continuation of CHIN 1101 and is the second of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency towards the Novice-High level. This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite: CHIN 1101 or by LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 1998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
CHIN 1999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
CHIN 2103  Chinese 3  (4 semester hours)  
This course is a continuation of CHIN 1102 and is the third of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency towards the Novice-High-to-Intermediate-Low level. This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite: CHIN 1102 or by LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 2104  Chinese 4  (4 semester hours)  
This course is a continuation of CHIN 2103 and is the fourth of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency towards the Intermediate-Low level. This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite:  CHIN 2103 or by LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 2998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
CHIN 2999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
CHIN 3105  Chinese 5  (4 semester hours)  
This course is a continuation of CHIN 2104 and is the fifth of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency towards the Intermediate-Low-to-Intermediate-Mid level. This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite:  CHIN 2104 or by LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 3106  Chinese 6  (4 semester hours)  
This course is a continuation of CHIN 3105 and is the sixth of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency towards the Intermediate-Mid level.   This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite:  CHIN 3105 or LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 3705  Business Chinese  (4 semester hours)  
This course prepares students for the business world in contemporary China by developing their linguistic and cultural proficiency in a business context. Building upon the students' elementary communication skills in Chinese, it focuses on contemporary usage of business Chinese in speaking and writing, Chinese business culture and customs, and preparation for working and living in China. It adopts a task-based approach and engages students in using Chinese in simulated business-related activities. This course fulfills the Chinese minor requirement as an upper-division elective.  Prerequisite: CHIN 2104 or LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 3998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
CHIN 3999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
CHIN 4107  Chinese 7  (4 semester hours)  
This course is a continuation of CHIN 3106 and is the seventh of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency towards the Intermediate-Mid-to-Intermediate-High level.   This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite:  CHIN 3106 or LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 4108  Chinese 8  (4 semester hours)  
This course is a continuation of CHIN 4107 and is the eighth of a series of Chinese language and culture courses. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and cross-cultural competency towards the Intermediate-High level.   This course requires a weekly 30-minute drill session. Prerequisite:  CHIN 4107 or LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 4208  Selected Topics in Contemporary Chinese Society  (4 semester hours)  
This course develops students' 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 3106 or LMU Placement Exam for Chinese minors. No prerequisites for students who have not declared the Chinese minor. This course is repeatable for credit when content varies. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections; Flag: Engaged Learning.
CHIN 4212  Chinese Calligraphy  (4 semester hours)  
This course offers an interdisciplinary study and practicum of Chinese calligraphy in its artistic, historical, and sociocultural contexts. Systematic hands-on practice of brush writing is integrated with the reading and discussion of texts in both English and Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 3106 or LMU Placement Exam for Chinese minors. No prerequisites for students who have not declared the Chinese minor. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Creative Experience.
CHIN 4218  Global China  (4 semester hours)  
This course engages students in inquiries into the ever-evolving concept of "Chineseness" in historical and global-local contexts. Students study a broad range of topics to develop intercultural curiosity and competence, critical thinking skills, and global-local perspectives about China and the world: Chinese languages, cultures, and philosophy, China and Europe (13th-20th centuries), China and the Americas (19th- 21st centuries), and Chinese diaspora cultures in the globalized world (11th-21st centuries). Prerequisite: CHIN 3106 or LMU Placement Exam for Chinese minors. No prerequisites for students who have not declared the Chinese minor. University Core fulfilled: Explorations: Historical Analysis and Perspectives.
CHIN 4309  Modern China through Film  (4 semester hours)  
In this course, students watch selected movies produced within the last thirty years by filmmakers from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, examining their thematic richness and cultural significance. This course will help students acquire language skills that allow them to formulate culturally informed and formally attentive interpretations of modern Chinese texts. Through close reading exercises and discussions, students will also gain a deeper understanding of modern Chinese culture and society. Prerequisite: CHIN 3106 or LMU Placement Exam. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
CHIN 4402  The Chinese Writing System  (4 semester hours)  
This course explores the Chinese script from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including linguistics, literacy, technology, gender, ethnicity, literature, and visual art. It also examines the diverse contexts in which Chinese characters have been used to represent and shape cultural identities at both the personal and the social levels in and beyond Asia. Prerequisite: CHIN 3106 or LMU Placement Exam for Chinese minors. No prerequisites for students who have not declared the Chinese minor. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections.
CHIN 4510  Modern Chinese Literature and Culture  (4 semester hours)  
This course introduces students to key topics in modern Chinese literature and culture. We will examine the ways in which these literary and cultural texts engage modern Chinese experience. This course will help students acquire language skills that allow them to formulate culturally informed and formally attentive interpretations of modern Chinese texts. Through close reading exercises and discussions, this course aims for students to gain a deeper understanding of modern Chinese culture and society. Prerequisite: CHIN 3106 or LMU Placement Exam. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connect
CHIN 4807  Advanced Reading in Chinese  (4 semester hours)  
In this theme-based course, students will develop integrated skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. While an integrated approach to teach all language skills is adopted, it is on reading and building reading skills that this course places its special focus. Students will study texts of various genres (e.g., narrative, expository, and news features) and be exposed to topics such as the Chinese population, housing, education, jobs, and love and marriage. Prerequisite: CHIN 3106 or LMU Placement Exam.
CHIN 4998  Special Studies  (1-4 semester hours)  
CHIN 4999  Independent Studies  (1-4 semester hours)