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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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CHIN 1012 - Beginning Chinese II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 5 Lab None
Course Description: This course is the second course in a beginning sequence and a continuation of CHIN 1011 . Continued development of all four language skills (speaking, listening comprehension, writing and reading) is stressed. Weekly listening and laboratory work are required. A further exploration of Chinese culture is included.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 1011  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
1. Chinese Characters:

  1. Chinese Language and Writing System
  2. Chinese radicals

2. Grammar:

  1. Sentences with Particle le
  2. Descriptive Complements
  3. Modal Verbs
  4. Double Objects
  5. The de structure
  6. Series of Verbs/Verb Phrases
  7. Measure words
  8. Topic comment sentences
  9. Adverbs
  10. Prepositional Phrases
  11. Comparative Sentences with bi
  12. Resultative Complements
  13. Reduplication of Adjectives

3. Topics:

  1. Studying Chinese
  2. School life
  3. Shopping
  4. Transportation
  5. Talking about the weather
  6. Dinning

4. Chinese Culture:

  1. Chinese calligraphy
  2. Chinese Festival
  3. Chinese phone etiquette
  4. Chinese letter format
  5. Capital of China: Beijing
  6. Special features of Chinese universities
  7. Chinese cuisine
  8. Chinese geography
  9. Ethnic groups in China

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate elementary reading and writing skills in Mandarin Chinese

2. understand and use essential grammatical structures

3. develop the skills necessary to comprehend the general meaning of basic oral and written texts in Chinese

4. broaden their understanding of and appreciation for Chinese culture
Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
06. 04. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
08. 04. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.

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