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241.101 Chinese 1A15 credits
The course provides the students with a basic proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese). Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired the phonetics, knowledge of a set of characters, and the vocabulary and basic sentence constructions.

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241.102 Chinese 1B15 credits
The course builds on the proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin) that is developed in 241.101 Chinese 1A. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired the phonetics, a further set of characters and vocabulary, and more complex sentence constructions.

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241.103 Ancient Chinese World pre-republic (1912)15 credits
A course of Chinese history, philosophy, literature and arts before 1912.

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241.105 Business Chinese15 credits
An introduction to the principles of Chinese formal and informal business contexts. Explores the use of language and culture in these contexts in order to facilitate cross-cultural communication.

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241.106 Chinese for Heritage Speakers A15 credits
The course is designed for Chinese heritage speakers who want to improve their reading and writing proficiency at the pre-advanced level. The course covers the Chinese Romanization (Pinyin) system, knowledge of most frequent radicals, basic construction of characters, dictionary use and some com-plex grammatical structures.

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241.107 China under Transformation: Economy, Society and Diplomacy15 credits
An introduction to the multifaceted nature of China's recent transformation from economic, societal, political and diplomatic perspectives.

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241.201 Chinese 2A15 credits
Provides students with intermediate level of proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Intermediate level structures, vocabulary and characters are reinforced through oral and written exercises. Students acquire the tools appropriate to this level to discuss topics relevant to themselves and to Chinese culture and society.

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241.202 Chinese 2B15 credits
Aims to further develop intermediate level proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Entails a further set of intermediate level structures, vocabulary and characters that are reinforced through oral and written exercises. Students discuss topics appropriate to this level and that are relevant to themselves and to Chinese culture and society.

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241.206 Chinese for Heritage Speakers B15 credits
The course provides Chinese heritage speakers with reading and writing proficiency at the advanced level (Chinese Proficiency Test Level V), as well as an understanding of Chinese culture and society. The course further studies common radicals and construction of characters, and most frequent rhetorical devices used in essay writing.

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241.207 Chinese Diaspora15 credits
This course will examine the emergence and transformation of Chinese international migration in the global context of China's interactions with the outside world and diaspora's changing patterns of political, social and cultural adaptations in various regions in the world.

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241.208 Contemporary Chinese Society in Literature and Film15 credits
An integrated account of social and historical developments of contemporary China (from 1912 to the early 1990s) through a study of selected literary texts and films. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

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241.301 Chinese 3A15 credits
Provides students with pre-advanced level proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Pre-advanced level structures, vocabulary and characters extend and refine linguistic capabilities through oral and written exercises, and students will acquire comprehension and communication skills to deal confidently and accurately with various situations.

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241.302 Chinese 3B15 credits
Provides students with advanced level proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Advanced level structures, vocabulary and characters extend and refine linguistic capabilities through oral and written exercises, and students will acquire greater comprehension and communication skills to deal confidently and accurately with various situations.

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241.304 Contrastive Study of Chinese and English15 credits
A systematic study of Chinese grammar based on contrastive analysis as an approach to develop communicative skills through increased language awareness. Topics include basic concepts, sentence structure, special verbal constructions, tense and aspect, and complements.

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241.305 Translation from and into Chinese15 credits
An advanced introduction to the theory and practice of translation from and into Chinese, with an emphasis on the development and application of written translation skills.

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241.395 Individual Research Project in Chinese Studies15 credits
An advanced-level research project on an approved topic about Chinese language, literature, history, politics or other cultural aspect.

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