CHIN 301(F), 302(S) Upper-Intermediate Chinese*

Although the oral skills will continue to receive attention, there is at this level increased emphasis on reading and writing. A major goal of the course will be developing students' reading proficiency in standard written Chinese, the grammar and vocabulary of which differ considerably from the colloquial written Chinese which was introduced during the first two years of instruction. About half of the course will be devoted to newspaper reading, with the remainder consisting of several modules that may include short selections from modern Chinese fiction, films, or other types of performance literature. Both simplified and traditional character texts will be used. Conducted in Mandarin. Requirements: three 50-minute classes plus a conversation session; primarily reading and discussion; students are required to write a short essay every other week. Evaluation will be based on classroom performance, homework, quizzes, tests, and a final exam. Prerequisites: Chinese 202 or permission of instructor.

Hour: First Semester: C. CHANG Second Semester: C. KUBLER and Staff