Chinese

Requirements for the Major in Chinese (click on link to access major declaration form)

The major in Chinese will require 36 credits: a minimum of 24 credits in courses taught in Chinese, plus 8 credits at the 200 or 300 level of Chinese language and literature (marked CHIN). Courses offered in English in MLL on Chinese literature and history may be included in the major and a maximum of two courses outside of MLL in the Asian Studies Program that are concerned specifically with China, such as those available in International Relations, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, etc., by approval of the major adviser.

Study Abroad: Approved study abroad programs in China require prior consultation of adviser, associate dean and registrar, to make sure that courses and credits earned are transferable to Lehigh. Where appropriate, Financial Aid should also be consulted. Program listings and scholarship application forms may be consulted in the MLL office. A maximum of 8 credits for summer, 12 credits for a semester, and 16 credits for a year of study abroad may be transferred toward the major.

Advanced Placement: Advanced Placement and CEEB credits count towards graduation and towards the major. Transfer students may transfer up to 12 credits towards the major.

Requirements for the Minor in Chinese (click on link to access minor declaration form)

Any combination of Chinese language courses for a minimum of 16 credits. 

 

Courses offered in Chinese

CHIN 001. Beginning Chinese Reading and Writing I (2)
Introduction to the Chinese writing system and beginning character acquisition; reading practice with pinyin transcription system. (Fall) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 002. Beginning Chinese Reading and Writing II (2)
Continuation of CHIN 001: continued character acquisition, reading practice in pinyin and simple character texts. (Spring) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course. Prerequisite: CHIN 001 or permission of the instructor. Staff (HU)

CHIN 003. Beginning Spoken Chinese I (2)
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese pronunciation, the pinyin transcription system, and modern colloquial Chinese; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. (Fall) Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course. Prerequisite: CHIN 002 or permission of the instructor

CHIN 004. Beginning Spoken Chinese II (2)
Continuation of CHIN 003: further practice with text-based dialogues in modern colloquial Chinese; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. (Spring) Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course. Prerequisite: CHIN 003 or permission of the instructor. Staff (HU)

CHIN 011. Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing I (2)
Continued focus on vocabulary/character acquisition and text-based reading and writing exercises using Chinese characters. (Fall) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course. Prerequisite: CHIN 002 or permission of the instructor. Staff (HU)

CHIN 012. Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing II (2)
Continuation of CHIN 011: vocabulary/character acquisition and text-based reading and writing exercises using Chinese characters. (Spring). Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course. Prerequisite: CHIN 011 or permission of the instructor. Staff (HU)

CHIN 013. Intermediate Spoken Chinese I (2)
Further development of communicative skills in Chinese using situational dialogues and class discussion; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. (Fall) Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course. Prerequisite: CHIN 004 or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 014. Intermediate Spoken Chinese II (2)
Continuation of CHIN 013: further development of communicative skills in Chinese using situational dialogues and class discussion; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. (Fall) Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course. Prerequisite: CHIN 013, or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 111. Advanced Chinese Reading & Writing I (2)
Reading, translation, and writing practice using text-based exercises, short stories, essays, and other selected materials. (Fall) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course. Prerequisite: CHIN 011 or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 112. Advanced Chinese Reading & Writing II (2)
Continuation of CHIN 111: reading, translation, writing exercises using text-based exercises, short stories, essays, and other selected materials. (Spring) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course. Prerequisite: CHIN 111 or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 113. Advanced Spoken Chinese I (2)
Topical discussions and oral presentations in Chinese. (Fall) Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course. Prerequisite: CHIN 014 or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 114. Advanced Spoken Chinese II (2)
Continuation of CHIN 113: topical discussions and oral presentations in Chinese. (Fall) Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course. Prerequisite: CHIN 113 or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 251. Chinese Special Topics (1-4)
Literary and linguistics topics not covered in regular courses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. (HU)

CHIN 252. Business Chinese (1-2)
Directed readings on the Chinese business environment and business terminology. Emphasis on reading comprehension and translation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CHIN 112, CHIN 114, or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 253. Chinese Fiction (1-2)
Students read modern Chinese short stories or a novel. Emphasis on reading comprehension and translation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CHIN 112, CHIN 114, or permission of instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 254. Intensive Chinese Conversation (1-2)
Conversational practice based on topical readings. For advanced speakers only. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CHIN 112, CHIN 114, or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 255. Newspaper Readings in Chinese (1-2)
Newspaper readings in Chinese. Emphasis on reading comprehension and translation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CHIN 112, CHIN 114, or permission of the instructor. Staff. (HU)

CHIN 371. Advanced Readings in Chinese (1-4)
Directed study of an author, genre, or period not covered in regular courses. May be repeated once for credit. Can be combined with ASIA 371 to include readings in English. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. (HU)