Chinese : Courses

CHI 100 Business Chinese: Conversation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops necessary language skills for both business and travel. Little or no knowledge of the Chinese language required. Basics about Chinese culture and business etiquettes are also integrated in the course.

CHI 101 First-Year Chinese

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Basic language skills in speaking, reading, and writing of modern vernacular Chinese. Strongly emphasizes fluency in speaking and reading. Not open to native speakers of Mandarin or those who can read and/or write Chinese characters.

CHI 102 First-Year Chinese

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: CHI 101
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Basic language skills in speaking, reading, and writing of modern vernacular Chinese. Strongly emphasizes fluency in speaking and reading. Not open to native speakers of Mandarin or those who can read and/or write Chinese characters.

CHI 104 Transitional First-Year Chinese

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For students who can speak Mandarin or any local dialect of Chinese but have only a little knowledge of reading and writing in Chinese. Students taking this course are not permitted to enroll in CHI 101- CHI 102 and vice versa.

CHI 105 Intensive 1st Year Chinese

Credits: 10
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An intensive course covering both CHI 101 and CHI 102 in one semester. Students taking this course are not permitted to enroll in CHI 104 or CHI 101-CHI 102, and vice versa.

CHI 110 Beginning Business Chinese

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Designed to help students develop basic language skills for both business and travel. No prior knowledge of the Chinese language required. Basics about Chinese culture and business etiquettes are also integrated in the course.

CHI 201 Second-Year Chinese

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation CHI 102. Reading speed is substantially accelerated, and there is oral practice based on the reading materials.

CHI 202 Second-Year Chinese

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHI 201
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of CHI 201. Reading speed is substantially accelerated, and there is oral practice based on the reading materials.

CHI 280 Survey of Chinese Culture

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys major cultural and traditional elements that have influenced various aspects of Chinese life. Topics include classical Chinese philosophical ideals, religion, women, family, education, Chinese language and symbolic reference, and literature and art. Taught in English; requires no knowledge of Chinese language.

CHI 301 Third-Year Chinese

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves readings and discussions, both written and oral, of works on contemporary cultural and social life in the vernacular.

CHI 302 Third-Year Chinese

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHI 301
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of CHI 301. Involves readings and discussions, both written and oral, of works on contemporary cultural and social life in the vernacular.

CHI 311 Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Literature in Translation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies representative works of classical Chinese literature. Taught in English; requires no knowledge of Chinese language.

CHI 322 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The history of modern China is a continuous process of political, social, cultural, and intellectual metamorphoses, and modern Chinese literature is a part of and a reflection of these changes. With readings of representative literary works in English translation, the course discusses the birth and development of modern Chinese literature, emphasizing this literature as a mirror of and a moving force for modern China's social, political, cultural, and intellectual changes. Taught in English; requires no knowledge of Chinese language.

CHI 341 Literary Chinese I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A reading course on historical, philosophical, and literary works in the literary language of Wenyan by leading men of letters in classical China.

CHI 342 Literary Chinese II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of CHI 341. A reading course on historical, philosophical, and literary works in the literary language of Wenyan by leading men of letters in classical China.

CHI 371 Business Chinese

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Emphasizes speaking and listening skills in a business context. Uses reading and writing assignments extensively to enhance students' conversational skills, presentations and classroom discussions. Topics covered include the influence of traditional Chinese culture, such as Confucianism, Taoism, and military strategies, on the Chinese style of business negotiation and etiquette. Students also study current materials concerning China's business and trade organizations, regulations, and practices.

CHI 372 Business Chinese

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of CHI 371. Emphasizes speaking and listening skills in a business context. Uses reading and writing assignments extensively to enhance students' conversational skills, presentations and classroom discussions. Topics covered include the influence of traditional Chinese culture, such as Confucianism, Taoism, and military strategies, on the Chinese style of business negotiation and etiquette. Students also study current materials concerning China's business and trade organizations, regulations, and practices.

CHI 380 Chinese Tradition & Guanxi

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys major cultural and traditional elements that have influenced various aspects of contemporary Chinese life. Topics include Chinese philosophical ideals, religion, women, family, education, Chinese language and symbolic reference, literature and art in both traditional and modern China. Taught in English; requires no knowledge of Chinese language.

CHI 401 Readings on Chinese Culture and Customs

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An advanced vernacular Chinese (Baihua) language course with readings on daily life and customs in China today. In learning the language, students learn how a Chinese person would behave, think, and talk in various situations. Students also study and discuss the differences between Chinese and American social customs and behaviors (all in Chinese, of course). An informative course for a student whose future career may require close contact and association with China.

CHI 402 Readings on Chinese Culture and Customs

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: CHI 401
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Continuation of CHI 401. An advanced vernacular Chinese (Baihua) language course with readings on daily life and customs in China today. In learning the language, students learn how a Chinese person would behave, think, and talk in various situations. Students also study and discuss the differences between Chinese and American social customs and behaviors (all in Chinese, of course). An informative course for a student whose future career may require close contact and association with China.

CHI 430 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
May be offered in Chinese, English, or both.

CHI 431 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
May be offered in Chinese, English, or both.

CHI 490 Directed Readings in Chinese

Credits: 2 - 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Involves readings tailored to the individual needs and interests of students of advanced standing.

CHI 494 Senior Capstone Course

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Course for senior-level majors intended to provide a learning experience that integrates knowledge from lower-level courses. Topics may vary.

CHI 496 Internship/Practicum

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and organizations in Western New York and/or nationwide.

CHI 498 Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

CHI 499 Independant Study

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Allows students with some prior knowledge of Chinese to sit in courses, be involved in classroom activities, help tutor students taking lower level Chinese courses and help the instructors with some of the grading.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:28 EST