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Chinese (LCH)

LCH 206, LCH 207, LCH 208, LCH 306, LCH 307, LCH 308, LCH 400, LCH 402 are taught in the Chinese Language, with testing, papers, and examinations in Chinese.  Textbooks may be in English with supplementary material or assignments in Chinese or English required.

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 203  Chinese III and IV  6 Credits (6,0)

A continuation of LCH 103 with emphasis on communicative abilities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisites: LCH 102 or LCH 103.

LCH 205  Modern Chinese Films  3 Credits (3,0)

This course uses Chinese films for in-depth discussion and critical-thinking of issues concerning contemporary Chinese society in global transition. Students are required to discuss, analyze, and write short essays in Mandarin to bring out the films cultural underpinnings.
Prerequisites: LCH 302 or LCH 303.

LCH 206  Contemporary Chinese Literature  3 Credits (3,0)

This course selects contemporary Chinese short stories and poems in comparison with classical poetry and oral and performance literature. Class discussions and assignments may be combined with visits to the opera, dances, and theater. Students will gain a unique and in-depth understanding of Chinese culture at both the elite and popular levels. This course emphasizes reading, writing, and appreciation skills in Chinese.
Prerequisites: LCH 302 or LCH 303.

LCH 207  Introduction to Geography  3 Credits (3,0)

A survey course designed to acquaint the student with types of maps, map reading and use, as well as to show relationships between geography and economics, culture, and geopolitics. Humans and their use of their environment are stressed, along with the usual emphasis on places, names, and locations. Ancillary topics will include climate, demography, and transportation.
Prerequisites: LCH 206 and LCH 209.

LCH 208  Speech in Chinese  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of the study of communication and communication theory with emphasis on overcoming communication apprehension, developing listening skills, mastering oral performance, and writing about communication. Individual sections may focus on public speaking, group discussion, oral interpretation, or interpersonal communication. Section emphasis varies by instructor and is listed in the Schedule of Courses.
Prerequisites: COM 122 and LCH 302 or LCH 303.

LCH 209  Computer Communication and Applications in Chinese  3 Credits (3,0)

LCH 209 uses the Chinese Internet environment, including the Mandarin Chinese language, to seek an in-depth understanding of Internet communications and collaboration between cultures. With a focus on using current emerging computer technologies for collaboration with users from other cultures, this course provides hands-on experience examining different keyboarding systems, search engines, and various web-based technology tools. The course provides training on how to use popular computer applications to obtain, process, share, and evaluate information in English and Chinese. The course also discusses the impact of the Internet on different societies, and the effect of different cultural rules and regulations on Internet communications and collaboration. This course will be taught in Chinese. Supplementary English materials may be necessary.Prereq:LCH 303.

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 301  Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I  3 Credits (3,0)

This course empowers students with the performable ability for sustained appropriate discourse in sentence strings or paragraph chunks on a wide range of topics to be easily understood by native speakers of Mandarin. Topics may include but are not limited to biographical paragraphs, salaries and taxation, college curriculum for different degrees, international travel, government bureaus, and handy personal and emergency situations.
Prerequisites: LCH 202 or LCH 203.

LCH 302  Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II  3 Credits (3,0)

Designed for students who are continuing to the second course in Intermediate Mandarin Chinese, this course provides a variety of real-life simulations such as but not limited to being a tour guide, a marriage counselor, an insurance sales person, a security firm manager, an environment consultant, and a professional in other fields.
Prerequisites: LCH 301.

LCH 303  Intermediate Chinese I and II  6 Credits (6,0)

This course empowers students with the performable ability of sustained appropriate discourse in sentence strings or paragraph chunks in a wide variety of real-life simulations. Discourse should be easily understood by native speakers of Mandarin. Topics may include but are not limited to biographical paragraphs; salaries and taxation; college curriculum for different degrees; international travel; government bureaus; handy personal and emergency situations; being a tour guide; a marriage counselor; an insurance sales person; a security firm manager; an environmental consultant; and a professional in other fields.
Prerequisites: LCH 202 or LCH 203.

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 308  Foundations of Terrorism  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will introduce the student to the history of terrorism, from the 19th century up to the present day. It will evaluate the causes of terrorism, the capabilities and limitations of terrorist groups, the requisites of effective counterterrorism responses, and the future prospects of terrorism. It will address the implications of terrorism and asymmetrical warfare for U.S. national security, including the possible use of weapons of mass destruction. The constitutional and legal implications of counterterrorist strategies will also be discussed. It will examine the organization, objectives, and methodologies of key terrorist groups operating in the 21st century, particularly those showing ideological hardening, religious revivalism, and ethnic militancy
Prerequisites: SS 327 and LCH 306.

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 402  Applied Cross-Cultural Communications  3 Credits (3,0)

An examination of the challenges to communicating across the variety of sub-cultures present in work environments. Ethnicity, nationality, gender, physical impairment, and sexuality are among the areas of difference often present in business and professional environments that may influence the establishment of cooperative working relationships. Means for analyzing and developing strategies to transcend and make positive use of sub-cultural differences will be considered.
Prerequisites: LCH 208 or COM 221 or COM 222 or COM 223.

LCH 420  Senior Review  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is the final course for the GSIS/Chinese track and is a comprehensive review of Mandarin Chinese advanced proficiency skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisites: LCH 205.

LCH 499  Special Topics in Chinese Language  1-6 Credit

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