|Beginning Mandarin I|
|1ST SEM MAND|
|CLASS CODE:||CHIN 101||CREDITS: 4|
|DIVISION:||LANGUAGE & LETTERS|
|DEPARTMENT:||FOREIGN LANGUAGE & LITERATURE|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course fulfills a General Education - no GECode requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||Basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing.
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||Begins with basic pronunciation. Vocabulary, grammar and functions are combined and employed as communication tools. Reading and writing of Chinese characters. Cultural glimpses will be scattered throughout.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||-Understand and use familiar, often memorized, language to create sentence-length utterances, to participate in conversations, and to ask and answer basic questions.
-Write, in Chinese characters, most of what one is able to say, developing the ability to write short notes and letters.
-Read basic Chinese based on what one has learned to say, which is primarily sentence length, but also includes short, paragraph length texts.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Oral production interviews, cooperative oral testing, communicative tasks, quizzes, exams, journals, and computer-adaptive test.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2002|