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CHI 201 - Intermediate Mandarin I [SUN# CHI 2201]

5 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of CHI 102 . Includes intermediate selection of grammar structures, oral and aural transactions, political, economic, and social vocabulary in readings and writings, intermediate literary works, and norms, values, and beliefs.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 102  
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - OTHER and G; Meets CTE A&H and G.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze and compose with Intermediate Chinese grammar and structure.
  2. Develop answers to unanticipated questions on familiar material.
  3. Employ literary, political, economics and social vocabulary in appropriate dialogues.
  4. Interpret simple literary works.
  5. Discuss understanding of norms, values, and beliefs in geographical areas where the Chinese language is spoken.

  1. Intermediate Selection of Grammar Structures
    1. Time-measure complement
    2. Approximate number indicators
    3. Action-measure complement
    4. Subjectless sentence
    5. Modal particles
    6. Structural particles
    7. Continuous aspect of an action
    8. Aspects of verbs
    9. Comparison
    10. Complements of quantity
  2. Oral and Aural Transactions
    1. Communicating in Chinese dealing with daily activities to
      1. Culture
      2. Politics
      3. Economics
      4. Social issues
    2. Objects in daily life
    3. Summarize a story with a paragraph
    4. Information necessary for daily survival
    5. Current events
    6. Answering questions
  3. Political, Economic, and Social Vocabulary in Readings and Writings
    1. Literary works by Chinese writers from China
    2. Working with descriptions and instructions
    3. Asking and answering related questions to topics
    4. Write about related topics
    5. Communism in mainland China and capitalism in Taiwan
    6. Industrialized Hong Kong
  4. Intermediate Literary Works
    1. Short articles
    2. Short modern stories
    3. Poetry of modern Chinese writers
  5. Norms, Values, and Beliefs
    1. Social and cultural differences between Mainland China (including Hong Kong and Macao) and Taiwan 
    2. Chinese arts: calligraphy and painting styles
    3. Contemporary music trends, pop music, traditional Chinese opera.
    4. Religious beliefs
    5. Lost traditional values in mainland China
      1. Communism
      2. Taiwan values and Chinese traditions
    6. Cultural norms differ in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Effective Term:
Fall 2016

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