University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Asian Languages and Literatures

Courses in Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 001 - Elementary Chinese I
A study of Mandarin Chinese designed to give students the fundamentals of the sound and writing systems for developing modern Chinese communicative skills. No prior knowledge expected.
Credits: 4.00
CHIN 002 - Elementary Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 001 designed to give students basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
CHIN 020 - Chinese Characters
Understand the Chinese writing system and learn to recognize and write basic Chinese characters.
Credits: 1.00
CHIN 051 - Intermediate Chinese I
A continuation of CHIN 002 designed to give students more basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 002 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
CHIN 052 - Intermediate Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 051 designed to help students finish learning basic Chinese grammar and gain more vocabulary for daily communication purposes. Prerequisite: CHIN 051 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
CHIN 095 - Special Topics
Introductory courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHIN 096 - Special Topics
Introductory courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHIN 101 - 3rd Year College Chinese I
A continuation of CHIN 052 designed with structured readings with emphasis on complex sentence structures, vocabulary expansion, and increased fluency in self-expression. Prerequisite: CHIN 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CHIN 102 - 3rd Year College Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 101 designed with more structured readings with emphasis on complex sentence structures, vocabulary expansion, and increased fluency in self-expression. Prerequisites: CHIN 101 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CHIN 121 - 3rd Year Conversation I
To develop students' communicative skills in Chinese by discussing Chinese texts and similar real-life situations in the United States. Prerequisite: CHIN 052.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHIN 122 - 3rd Year Conversation II
Continuation of CHIN 121. Continues to develop students' communicative skills in Chinese by discussing Chinese texts and similar real-life situations in the United States. Pre-requisite: CHIN 121.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHIN 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHIN 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHIN 197 - Readings & Research
Individual research project or directed reading in area of special interest to student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHIN 198 - Readings & Research
Individual research project or directed reading in area of special interest to student. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Variable credit.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHIN 201 - 4th Year College Chinese I
A continuation of CHIN 102 designed to improve oral and written proficiency through reading, discussing, and writing about modern Chinese prose writings. Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CHIN 202 - 4th Year College Chinese II
A continuation of CHIN 201 designed to improve oral and written proficiency through reading, discussing, and writing about more modern Chinese prose writings. Prerequisites: CHIN 201 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CHIN 251 - Adv Reading & Writing I
To improve reading comprehension and writing skills by learning rhetoric and enlarging vocabulary through reading and discusssing literary works by modern Chinese writers. Prerequisite: CHIN 202.
Credits: 3.00
CHIN 252 - Adv Reading & Writing II
Continues to improve reading comprehension and writing skills by learning rhetoric and enlarging vocabulary through reading and discussing literary works by modern Chinese writers. Prerequisite: CHIN 251.
Credits: 3.00
CHIN 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
CHIN 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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