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Liping Yu
CHIN 470
Seattle Campus

Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese

Reading and translation of scholarly articles and selections in the humanities and social sciences. Prerequisite: either CHIN 213 or CHIN 303.

Class description

This course integrates speaking,reading and writing skills based on some of the more famous Chinese films of the last few decades. We will watch 5 movies in the entire quarter. There is a teacher made text book that goes with the movie, where students will learn the main idea and commentary of the movie. Students will learn the vocabulary from the movie and they will do in class discussion, and after class written responses. The prerequisites are: Chin 213 or 303 or Chin 482.

Student learning goals

To comment on a movie

To analyse a character in the movie

To relate the movie to his/her own life

Master the important vocabulary used in the movie

General method of instruction

Teacher lead class discussion

Recommended preparation

Read the text before come to class.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments will be a combination of vocabulary exercise, making sentences, prepare for the oral presentation, and writing composition. Grading will be a combination of class participation, homework, quiz and exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Liping Yu
Date: 02/04/2007