Mandarin Chinese (CHIN)
This course is an introductory first course to the Mandarin Chinese language. It presupposes no prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Using communicative approach, students will explore basic phonetic system of Chinese (Pin-yin), basic character writing, sentence structure and Chinese culture through activities. Students will learn to listen, speak, write and read at a beginning level. Note: This course is not designed for heritage learners, or students who have taken 3 or more years of Mandarin Chinese in high school. A student with more than a beginner level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese should meet with the instructor prior to registration to determine the correct level of Chinese course to take. 3 credits (3 lecture hours) This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Foreign Language and World Languages.
This course is a continuation of CHIN 101, with continuous concentration on communicative approach of the Mandarin Chinese language. By exploring daily conversational topics, this course includes study of the Chinese phonetic system (Pinyin), character writing, sentence structure, and expanded knowledge of Chinese culture. Further acquisition of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing is emphasized. Prerequisite: CHIN 101 at Morrisville with a C grade or better, 2-3 years of high school Chinese, or placement in CHIN 102. 3 credits (3 lecture hours). This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Foreign Language and World Languages.