CHINESE (CHIN)

CHIN 001  ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 1  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Pronunciation and grammar, reading and writing Chinese characters, vocabulary building. Introduction to geography, customs and culture of China. Corresponds to first year of high school Chinese. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 002  ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 2  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 001, or the first year of high school Chinese, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Continuation of CHIN 001. Further development of grammar and sentence patterns, oral and written composition, reading of elementary texts; customs and culture of China. No credit if taken after CHIN 002A. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 002A  ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN)  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Intensive training in oral and written Chinese. Designed for students who already have some degree of fluency in spoken Chinese, but have had little or no formal training in reading and writing of Chinese characters. Improvement of oral expression. Introduction to Chinese grammar essentials, readings of simple contemporary Chinese stories; oral and written composition. No credit if taken after CHIN 001 or 002. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 003  INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 1  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 002, or CHIN 002A, or two years of high school Chinese, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Grammar; oral and written composition; reading of intermediate texts; Chinese customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 004  INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN)  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 003, or three years of high school Chinese, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Continuation of grammar, oral and written composition; reading of texts of moderate difficulty, including modern Chinese literature. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 005  ADVANCED CHINESE READING AND COMPOSITION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 004 or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Reading and writing of Chinese texts with advanced written styles and syntax. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 008A  INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 002, CHIN 002A, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Chinese. No credit if taken after CHIN 003, CHIN 009A, or CHIN 009B. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 008B  INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION(MANDARIN)  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 002, CHIN 002A, or placement based on foreign language assessment process

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Chinese. No credit if taken after CHIN 003, CHIN 009A, or CHIN 009B. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 009A  CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 003, CHIN 008A, CHIN 008B, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Chinese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 009B  CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 003, CHIN 008A, CHIN 008B, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Chinese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 009C  CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 003, CHIN 008A, CHIN 008B, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Chinese. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 010  CHINESE CIVILIZATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The study of Chinese literature, arts, philosophy, geography, religion and the social and political environment; Chinese contributions to civilization from the classical period to modern times. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 012  CHINESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 001A or 001AH

Reading and discussion of major works of Chinese literature in translation from different historical periods. Selected readings will be made from different genres: poetry, drama, essays and the novel. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 022  CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

History, development, aesthetics, and appreciation of Chinese calligraphy. Examination of Chinese character formation, evolution and etymology as well as a survey of varieties of Chinese scripts and hands-on practice of Chinese calligraphy. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours of lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 050  CHINESE CINEMA  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 001A

Introduction to Chinese cinema. Chinese culture, society, and historical periods through the viewing and discussion of Chinese films from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. (Course conducted in English). Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 150A  CHINESE FOR BUSINESS AND TRAVEL  
2 unit  

Practical conversational Chinese for business and travel. Contemporary culture in Chinese-speaking areas. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
CHIN 150B  CHINESE FOR BUSINESS AND TRAVEL  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 150A, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Further instruction in conversational Chinese for business and travel. Contemporary culture in Chinese-speaking areas. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass