Wei Zhi Gao
B CHIN 103
Introduction to the standard language. Emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. Drill in oral use of the language. Open only to students who do not have any previous training in Chinese. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B CHIN 102. Offered: Sp.
As the third and last installment of the first-year college level Chinese program, this course provides coordinated and contextual practice in listening, speaking, reading, Pinyin transcribing, writing and interpreting/translating Chinese characters, sentences, dialogues, and texts. At the end of the course students will be able to converse on daily topics such as Going to a Birthday Party, Seeing a Doctor; Dating; Renting an Apartment; Sports & Travel; and Getting Around at the Airport; etc. In conjunction with B CUPS 188 Asian Cultural Studies on China, Spring 2011, there is a movie session on Friday 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Great films include Hero, The Emperor and the Assassin, Confucius, Red Cliff, Mulan, The last Emperor, The Soong Sisters, The Painted Veil, The Founding of a Republic, and Getting Home. In case of a schedule conflict on Fridays, these movies will also be available on course reserve.
In a much changed world and ever changing world, it is paramount you know something about another language and culture to become a “globally competent citizen”. The Chinese sequence serves as a prelude to CUSP Study Abroad 296 entitled Chinese Corridors: Ancient History and Contemporary Media. http://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11193
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