Chinese (CHNS)

CHNS 101. Elementary Chinese I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: For beginners. Introduction to fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including pronunciation, grammar, and some Chinese characters, with emphasis on all four basic language skills - speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

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CHNS 102. Elementary Chinese II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 101 or equivalent.

Description: Continued work on fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including pronunciation, grammar, and additional Chinese characters, with emphasis on all four basic language skills - speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

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CHNS 200. Study Abroad1-15 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Participation in a University of Louisville study abroad program or another program undertaken with prior approval of the Department. Credit is awarded with proof of successful completion.

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CHNS 201. Intermediate Chinese I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 102 or equivalent.

Description: Designed to strengthen communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Grammar review, mastery of 500 Chinese characters; insights into China, its language and culture.

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CHNS 202. Intermediate Chinese II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 201 or equivalent.

Description: Continued work on communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Mastery of additional signs; insights into China, its language and culture.

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CHNS 300. Study Abroad1-15 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Participation in a University of Louisville study abroad program or another program undertaken with prior approval of the department. Credit is awarded with proof of successful completion.

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CHNS 301. Advanced Intermediate Chinese I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHNS 202 or equivalent.

Description: Increase ability to read, write, speak and understand Chinese. Learn new characters and master use of a Chinese-English dictionary.

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CHNS 302. Advanced Intermediate Chinese II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHNS 301 or equivalent.

Description: Emphasis on four language skills continues. Mastery of up to 800 Chinese characters; learn new words from context and character combinations.

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CHNS 311. Independent Study3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 202 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor Independent study in Chinese language, literature and culture.

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CHNS 321. Chinese Conversation I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 202 or equivalent.

Description: The course is designed to help students achieve an intermediate level of communication through practicing Chinese while discussing a variety of topics.

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CHNS 322. Chinese Conversation II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 321 or equivalent.

Description: The course is designed to help students achieve an advanced intermediate level of communication through practicing Chinese while discussing a variety of topics.

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CHNS 455. Advanced Readings in Chinese I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 302 or permission of the instructor.

Description: Enhances the student's ability to read and understand modern written Chinese by examining authentic literary and non-literary texts.

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CHNS 456. Advanced Readings in Chinese II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 455 or permission of the instructor.

Description: Continuation of CHNS 455.

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CHNS 551. Special Topics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHNS 456 (or equivalent), or permission of the instructor.

Description: The course aims at bridging the gap between students advanced skills of spoken Chinese and their understanding of the complexity of advanced written Chinese.

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