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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.
TAUGHT: Fall
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.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002