Course Descriptions

Chinese Courses


Professor: Tama Engelking (Chairperson).

Course Descriptions

Students with native experience in Chinese may not enroll for credit in 100-level courses in Chinese.

All students with training or experience in Chinese other than a previous course in that language at Cleveland State must consult a counselor in the Department of Modern Languages for assistance in deciding where to enter the Chinese sequence. Failure to seek counseling may result in schedule shifts during the first week of class.

CHN 101, 102 Chinese I, II (4-2-5). Prerequisite: CHN 101: None; CHN 102: Completion of CHN 101 with a "C" or better or permission of instructor. This course covers the essentials of Chinese usage; practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing. There is a lab fee. Return to top

CHN 193, 293, 393, 493 Special Topics in Chinese (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This course involves the study of a particular topic in Chinese language, literature, or civilization. It may be repeated with a change in topic. There is a lab fee. Return to top

CHN 201 Intermediate Chinese I (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHN 102 or the equivalent. The course emphasizes basic structures of standard Mandarin Chinese, and it helps students improve reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities. Chinese culture, society, and people are introduced through supplementary materials and activities. Return to top

CHN 202 Intermediate Chinese II (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHN 201 or the equivalent. This course is a continuation of CHN 201 that  builds student skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Readings and activities emphasize contemporary Chinese culture and culturally appropriate interactions in a Chinese context.

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