In the 2024-2025 Catalog

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

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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 103

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

A continuation of LCH 201.
Prerequisites: LCH 201

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.

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.

LCH 210  Chinese Oral Communication  3 Credits (3,0)

Verbal communication and oral proficiency in Mandarin.
Prerequisites: LCH 102 or LCH 103 or department consent

LCH 215  Intermediate Chinese Listening and Reading  3 Credits (3,0)

Intermediate listening and reading in Mandarin. Reading skills, expanded vocabulary and grammatical structures. Intermediate listening training supplemented by audio and video materials.
Prerequisites: LCH 102 or LCH 103 or department consent.

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

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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.
Prerequisites: 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 309  Introduction to Geography and It's Information Systems.  3 Credits (3,0)

A survey course to acquaint the student with geographic information system theory and applications based on computer-based exercise. Students learn to retrieve, analyze, and display geographical data, describe the graphic presentation of maps and their use, and outline 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.

LCH 310  Speech in Chinese  3 Credits (3,0)

A continuation of the study of communication and communication theory with an 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.

LCH 399  Special Topics in Chinese Language  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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.

LCH 410  Advanced Chinese Listening and Speaking  3 Credits (3,0)

Advance Chinese language listening and speaking proficiency. Language practice dealing with complex, real-world situations and debating contemporary topics.
Prerequisites: LCH 202 or department consent

LCH 415  Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing  3 Credits (3,0)

Reading in Mandarin on a range of contemporary topics. Key vocabulary reading strategies; reading comprehension and writing fluency.
Prerequisites: LCH 202 or department consent

LCH 499  Special Topics in Chinese Language  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.