This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2015 to April 2016.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2015-2016, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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CHIN 114.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introductory Chinese I

This course offers introductory (elementary) level Chinese language instruction. This includes: Language Development (greetings, family, dates / times/ money, comparison, directions, celebration and situations); Pronunciations; Basic grammatical points and sentence structures; Reading and Writing (simple sentences from the text); the Evolution of Chinese Characters and Culture component (holidays/festivals, beliefs, family relationships, Chinese mannerisms, foods, and Chinese calligraphy).

Permission of the Department.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 111 may not take CHIN 114 for credit.


CHIN 117.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Chinese II

This course offers introductory (elementary) level Chinese language instruction, and follows CHIN 114.3. This includes: Language Development (greetings, family, dates / times/ money, comparison, directions, celebration and situations); Pronunciations; Basic grammatical points and sentence structures; Reading and Writing (simple sentences from the text); the Evolution of Chinese Characters and Culture component (holidays/festivals, beliefs, family relationships, Chinese mannerisms, foods, and Chinese calligraphy.

Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 114 or equivalent.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 111 may not take CHIN 117 for credit.


CHIN 202.3 — 1/2(3L)
Intermediate Chinese I

This course offers intermediate level Chinese language instruction. This includes: Language Development (talking about the travel, dining, asking seeing doctors, directions, weather, and shopping); intermediary level grammatical points and sentence structures; 6 Pronunciations review; Reading and Writing (characters, sentences from the text). The oral comprehension part of the course will include summary of texts, skits and class presentations. Culture component: Beliefs, Celebrations, Chinese mannerisms, Foods, and Chinese Calligraphy.

Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 117.3.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 220 may not take CHIN 202 for credit.


CHIN 204.3 — 1/2(3L)
Intermediate Chinese II

This course offers intermediate level Chinese language instruction to complement CHIN 202.3. This includes: Language Development (talking about the travel, dining, asking seeing doctors, directions, weather, and shopping); intermediary level grammatical points and sentence structures; Pronunciations review; Reading and Writing (characters, sentences from the text). The oral comprehension part of the course will include summary of texts, skits and class presentations. Culture component: Beliefs, Celebrations, Chinese mannerisms, Foods, and Chinese Calligraphy.

Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202.3 or equivalent
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 220 may not take CHIN 204 for credit.


CHIN 214.3 — 1/2(3L)
Advanced Intermediate Chinese I

This course offers advanced intermediate level Chinese language instruction. This includes: Language Development and also will cover a range of issues regarding classical, modern and contemporary Chinese culture and literature. Some of the topics include: classic proverbs, idioms, letters & note writing, translation, short skits, prose, and verses in vernacular. The oral comprehension part of the course will include discussion and summary of texts and skits, dramas and class presentations.

Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 204.3 or CHIN 218.3 or equivalent.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit.


CHIN 216.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Classical Chinese Language and Literature I

This course provides an introduction to Classical or Literary Chinese, the language of virtually all Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature before the 20th century, and much of formal writing today in East Asia. In this course we will study the basic structure, grammar, and vocabulary of literary Chinese, and we will read representative selections of Chinese philosophy, history, literature, religion, and poetry.

Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 204.3 or CHIN 217.3 or equivalent
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 130 may not take CHIN 216 for credit.


CHIN 217.3 — 1/2(3L)
Advanced Intermediate Chinese II

This course offers the second half of advanced intermediate level Chinese language instruction. This includes: Language Development and also will cover a range of issues regarding classical, modern and contemporary Chinese culture and literature. Some of the topics include: classic proverbs, idioms, letters & note writing, translation, short skits, prose, and verses in vernacular. The oral comprehension part of the course will include discussion and summary of texts and skits, dramas and class presentations.

Permisson of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 214.3 or equivalent.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit.


CHIN 218.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Classical Chinese Language and Literature II

This course is the second half of an introduction to Classical or Literary Chinese, the language of virtually all Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature before the 20th century, and much of formal writing today in East Asia. In this course we will study the basic structure, grammar, and vocabulary of literary Chinese, and we will read representative selections of Chinese philosophy, history, literature, religion, and poetry.

Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): CHIN 216.3 or equivalent.
Note: Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 130 may not take CHIN 218 for credit.


CHIN 233.3 — 1/2(3L)
Images of China in Film

This course surveys examples from Chinese cinema that can be seen to define some of the principal contours of Chinese culture viewed both from within and beyond the borders of China. The course will be taught in English and all films are subtitled. Based on recommendations and students’ own interests, additions can be made to the films highlighted in this class. Films will be approached through parallel investigations of contemporary studies of Chinese culture and society, Chinese language and history, cross-cultural studies with a focus on China, and the development of a national Chinese national cinema.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 30 credit units at the university, or permission of the department.
Note: This course may not be used to fulfill the Language requirement in Arts & Science programs.


CHIN 298.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

CHIN 299.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

CHIN 398.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

CHIN 399.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

CHIN 498.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

CHIN 499.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.