Chinese

Chinese

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world (with over a billion speakers). It is the second most commonly used foreign language in the United States. With the emergence of China as a major world power, the ability to speak Chinese enhances career opportunities in business, education, art, and international politics. 

LANG 141 Elementary Chinese I (3)

This course is intended for students whose objective is a working knowledge of standard Mandarin Chinese. While stressing the development of oral communication, the course will acquaint students with Chinese characters, and provide opportunities for discussion of Chinese customs and cultural attitudes. Recommended for students with little or no previous knowledge of Chinese.
 

LANG 142 Elementary Chinese II (3)

This course is a continuation of Elementary Chinese I (LANG 141). Intended for students whose objective is a working knowledge of Standard Mandarin Chinese, this course stresses the development of oral communication, acquaints students with Chinese characters, and provides opportunities for discussion of Chinese customs and cultural attitudes. Recommended for students with two years or less of previous study of Chinese.  
Prerequisite: LANG 141 or one semester of Elementary Chinese

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