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 Course Title:   Chinese IV

 Title Abbreviation:   CHINESE IV

 Department:    CHIN&

 Course #:    221

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    160101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Grammar and syntax, oral exercises, reading and conversation at the second-year level.


Prerequisite: CHIN& 123 with a grade of C or better or equivalent with instructor's permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop an intermediate understanding and command of contextually and culturally appropriate utterances in written and spoken Chinese.
  2. Practice aspects of the language that differ from his/her own, such as the tonal nature of the spoken language and the logographic written system, and develop both listening and reading comprehension.
  3. Explain how and why Chinese people may behave and interact in certain ways that differ from his/her own, and display empathetic respect for multiple races, social classes, and various backgrounds of people from Chinese-speaking societies.
  4. Use appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills to function more effectively in Chinese-speaking cultures or communities.
  5. Describe and demonstrate an understanding of the Chinese people's philosophical perspectives, their way of life, and contributions to world civilization.
  6. Demonstrate language structures and behaviors that enable him/her to appropriately initiate, sustain, and close a conversation in a variety of real-life situations with people from Chinese-speaking communities.
  7. Describe traditional Chinese values, attitudes, and ideas to make cultural comparisons while exchanging and discussing his/her opinions and individual perspectives with Chinese speakers on a variety of topis dealing with contemporary and historical issues.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Grammar and syntax
  2. Chinese characters
  3. Common phrases
  4. Travel
  5. Manners
  6. Counting items and money
  7. Time
  8. Order food in restaurant or store
  9. Order and pay for merchandise
  10. Customs and culture