Chinese (GLCH)

GLCH 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I (4 credits)

Chinese phonetics and Pinyin Romanization system. Development of vocabulary, structures and strategy essential to basic comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Situation-based practice in asking and answering questions; identifying and describing people and things; expressing wants and needs. Four class hours per week.

Total Course fees: $20.00

GLCH 102 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II (4 credits)

Continuation of 101. Practice in reading, writing, and talking about activities, making plans and inquiries, expressing wants and needs, and discussing experiences. Acquisition of vocabulary, sentence structures and patterns at an elementary level. Four class hours per week.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLCH 101 or placement test.

GLCH 198 JAN TERM TRAVEL ABROAD (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

GLCH 201 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I (4 credits)

Review of skills and structures learned in 101 and 102. Emphasis on building a larger practical vocabulary and using it to describe and narrate. Acquiring new knowledge of grammar, sentence patterns and structures at an intermediate level. Four class hours per week.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLCH 102 or placement test.

GLCH 202 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II (4 credits)

Continuation of GLCH 201. Training in the areas of reading, speaking, writing, and comprehension at an intermediate level. Study in narration of present, past, and future events. Writing exercises including compositions on various topics. Preparation for living for an extended period in China. Four class hours per week.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLCH 201 or placement test.

GLCH 211 INTRODUCTION TO EAST ASIAN CULTURE (3 credits)

Introduction to East Asian thought and culture. Critical appreciation of distinctive cultural achievements of China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Exposure to the visual arts, music, theater and literatures of the region. Focus on tradition vs. modernity, the role of the individual in society, and the role of gender in traditional culture. No background in an Asian language is required.

Total Course fees: $15.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

GLCH 240 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3 credits)

Introduction to key aspects of Chinese culture as a means of understanding contemporary China. Exploration of traditional Chinese beliefs and their influence on contemporary culture and elements of Chinese society such as family, gender roles, education and hierarchy. No prior experience living in China or knowledge of Chinese language is expected. Prerequisites: None. 3 credits. (GP)

(GLOBAL PLURALISM)

GLCH 250 INTRODUCTION TO EAST ASIAN FILM (4 credits)

Introduction to the rich history of East Asian film. Examines the development of cinema in China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan from early twentieth century to present. Acquisition of tools of visual literacy in conjunction with inquiry into the cinematic representation of major themes. Screenings of films, student presentations, lectures, and discussions.

Total Course fees: $20.00

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

GLCH 298 JAN TERM TRAVEL ABROAD (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

GLCH 398 JAN TERM TRAVEL ABROAD (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

GLCH 498 JAN TERM TRAVEL ABROAD (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.