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Chinese (LCH)

Courses

LCH 101  Mandarin Chinese I  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese language, including the pronunciation system (pin yin), basic grammar, traditional character writing and reading, speaking simple sentences, as well as cultural contexts inseparable from the language. Open only to those without prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese or with consent of the instructor.

LCH 102  Mandarin Chinese II  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of Mandarin Chinese I.
Prerequisites: LCH 101.

LCH 103  Chinese I and II  6 Credits (6,0)

Introduction to the Mandarin Chinese language, including the pronunciation system (pin yin); basic grammar; simplified or traditional character writing and reading; speaking from single sentences to sentence strings; as well as cultural contexts inseparable from language use. Open only to those without prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese or with consent of the instructor.

LCH 199  Special Topics in Lower-Level Chinese  1-6 Credit

Study Abroad course or directed studies of selected topics in the Chinese language.

LCH 201  Mandarin Chinese III  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of LCH 102 with emphasis on communicative abilities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisites: LCH 102.

LCH 202  Mandarin Chinese IV  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of LCH 201.
Prerequisites: LCH 201.

LCH 299  Special Topics in Lower Level Chinese  1-6 Credit

Study Abroad course or directed studies of selected topics in the Chinese language.

LCH 306  Asian Literature  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of the study of communication and Asian literature in translation. Representative readings are chosen from ancient times to the present, from poetry to prose, from female writers to male writers, from South Asia to East Asia. Synthesis of major literary themes and development, as well as the cultural contexts for literature, is an important part of the course. The course uses both books and films as study material. A regional and/or thematic focus may be created depending on the instructor expertise. For example, an instructor may focus on East Asia rather than South Asia, on prose rather than drama. Pre-Requisite: Sophomore standing.

LCH 307  Personality and Profiling  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides a rigorous and comprehensive foundation for explaining, understanding, predicting, and influencing people. This foundation will be applied to stopping people from violating trust, namely, committing espionage and to identifying and controlling them as quickly as possible after they have violated trust. The course will largely focus on personality theory and research based on scientific methodologies. The course also will explore other approaches to human knowledge and meaning including the philosophy of epistemology, literary criticism, and the interpretation of cultural products such as film, music, dance, and painting. By course's end, students will have profiled a U.S. citizen convicted of spying against his country.
Prerequisites: LCH 400.

LCH 399  Special Topics in Chinese Language  1-6 Credit

Upper-level study abroad course or directed studies of selected topics in Chinese language.

LCH 400  Eastern and Western Civilization  3 Credits (3,0)

Cultural achievements of Eastern and Western civilization from ancient times to the present. Comparisons will be made among different civilizations of the world, and how these civilizations relate to each other. Course may include supplementary reading and writing assignments in English.
Prerequisites: LCH 306.

LCH 499  Special Topics in Chinese Language  1-6 Credit

Upper-level study abroad course or directed studies of selected topics in Chinese language.