Non-Heritage 400 Level Course Descriptions

Non-Heritage 400 Level Language Course Descriptions

Advanced Chinese Language Courses for Non-heritage Students

 

Advanced Modern Chinese– Reading and Writing I

CHIN 401 (3) – Term 1 (3hrs/week) (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 401 is an advanced Chinese course for non-heritage students with a focus on reading and writing. The course aims to: (1) teaching students a vocabulary of around 300 words with emphasis on stock phrases and word collocations; (2) solidifying, expanding, and refining the fundamental knowledge of Chinese grammar; (3) developing students’ reading strategies for the comprehension of sophisticated materials dealing with dynamic social and cultural phenomena; (4) improving students’ speaking and writing skills to cope with topics about social, cultural and economic issues. (Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 405)

Textbook : Reading Into a New China Volume 1 (Duanduan Li & Irene Liu, 2010)

Prerequisite : CHIN 337, 338 or equivalent

Placement interview : required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 403

 

Advanced Modern Chinese — Reading and Writing II (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 403 (3) – Term 2 (3hrs/week)

CHIN 403 is a continuation of CHIN 401 for non-heritage students. The course aims to: (1) teaching students a vocabulary of around 300 words with emphasis on stock phrases and word collocations; (2) solidifying, expanding, and refining the fundamental knowledge of Chinese grammar; (3) developing students’ reading strategies for the comprehension of sophisticated materials dealing with dynamic social and cultural phenomena; (4) improving students’ speaking and writing skills to cope with topics about social, cultural and economic issues. (Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 407)

Textbook : Reading Into a New China Volume 2 (Duanduan Li & Irene Liu, 2010)

Prerequisite : CHIN 401 or equivalent

Placement interview : required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 405 or 408

 

Advanced Chinese – Speaking and Writing I

CHIN 405 (3) – Term 1 (3hrs/week) (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 405 focuses on developing speaking and writing skills for non-heritage students at the advanced level. Students will be actively engaged in communicative tasks that require the use of the new vocabulary (300), grammatical patterns, discourse device, and cultural information. By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to conduct conversation and discussion with standard Mandarin pronunciation and appropriate cultural manners. Writing assignments related to different topics discussed in class are designed to reinforce learned knowledge and improve students’ writing skills in Chinese. (Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 401)

Textbook : Beyond the Basics:  2nd Edition (Bai et al., 2008 )   

Prerequisite : CHIN 337, 338 or equivalent

Placement interview : required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 407

 

Advanced Chinese – Speaking and Writing II

CHIN 407 (3) – Term 2 (3hrs/week) (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 407 is a continuation of CHIN 405. It focuses on developing speaking and writing skills for non-heritage students at the advanced level. Students will be actively engaged in communicative tasks that require the use of the new vocabulary (300), grammatical patterns, discourse device and cultural information. By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to conduct sophisticated conversation and discussion with standard Mandarin pronunciation and appropriate cultural manners. Writing assignments related to different topics discussed in class are designed to reinforce learned knowledge and improve students’ writing skills in Chinese. (Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 403)

Textbook : Beyond the Basics 2nd Edition (Bai et al., 2008)

Prerequisite :CHIN 405 or equivalent

Placement interview : required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 401 or CHIN 404. (Students can take CHIN 401/403 and CHIN 405/407 concurrently or out of order)

 

Intensive Advanced Modern Chinese– Reading and Writing

CHIN 404 (6) – Summer Term (6hrs/week)  (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 404 is an intensive modern Chinese reading and writing course at the advanced level for non-heritage students . The course aims to: (1) teaching students a vocabulary of around 600 words with emphasis on stock phrases and word collocations; (2) solidifying, expanding, and refining the fundamental knowledge of Chinese grammar; (3) developing students’ reading strategies for the comprehension of sophisticated materials dealing with dynamic social and cultural phenomena; (4) improving students’ speaking and writing skills to cope with topics about social, cultural and economic issues. (Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 408)

Textbook : Reading Into a New China Volume 1 & 2 (Duanduan Li & Irene Liu,  2010)

Prerequisite : CHIN 337, 338 or equivalent

Equivalent : CHIN 401 + CHIN 403

Placement interview : required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 405 or 408. (Students can take CHIN 401/403 and CHIN 405/407 concurrently or out of order)

 

Intensive Advanced Chinese – Speaking and Writing

CHIN 408 (6) – Summer Term (6hrs/week) (for non-heritage students)

CHIN 408 is an intensive language course focusing on developing speaking and writing skills for non-heritage students at the advanced level. Students will be actively engaged in communicative tasks that require the use of the new vocabulary (600), grammatical patterns, discourse device and cultural information. By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to conduct various conversation and discussion with standard Mandarin pronunciation and appropriate cultural manners. Writing assignments related to different topics discussed in class are designed to reinforce learned knowledge and improve students’ writing skills in Chinese. (Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 404)

Textbook : Beyond the Basics 2nd Edition (Bai et al., 2008)

Prerequisite : CHIN 337, 338 or equivalent

Equivalent : CHIN 405 + CHIN 407

Placement interview : required (except for continuing students with advancement approval from previous class)

Continued Area of Study : CHIN 401 or 404. (Students can take CHIN 401/403 and CHIN 405/407 concurrently or out of order)


 

Non-Heritage 400 Level Literature Course Descriptions

Introductory Modern Chinese Literature I (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 451 (3)-term 1 (3 hrs/week)

A reading-intensive introduction to modern Chinese literature from 1900 to 1949, with a focus on fiction. (only for non-heritage students who have completed 400-level language courses at UBC or with equivalent language proficiency gained from other learning experiences.)

Prerequisite : All of CHIN 403, CHIN 407 (or equivalent) or the permission of the instructor

 

Introductory Modern Chinese Literature II (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 453 (3) -term 2 (3 hrs/week)

A reading-intensive introduction to modern Chinese literature from 1949 to the present, with a focus on fiction. (Only for non-heritage students who have completed 400-level language courses at UBC or with equivalent language proficiency gained from other learning experiences.)

Prerequisite: All of CHIN 403, CHIN 407 (or equivalent) or the permission of the instructor

 

Introductory Pre-Modern Chinese Literature I (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 455 (3)-term 1 (3 hrs/week)

A literature course focusing on selected texts of early fiction, including stories of the strange and supernatural from the Han and Six Dynasties and romances from the Tang Dynasty. (only for non-heritage students who have completed 400-level language courses at UBC or with equivalent language proficiency gained from other learning experiences.)

Prerequisite: All of CHIN 403, CHIN 407 (or equivalent) or the permission of the instructor

 

Introductory Pre-Modern Chinese Literature II (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 457 (3)–term 2 (3 hrs/week)

A literature course focusing on selected texts written in vernacular Chinese, including drama from the Yuan and Ming dynasties and fiction from the Yuan through the Qing dynasties. (Only for non-heritage students who have completed 400-level language courses at UBC or with equivalent language proficiency gained from other learning experiences.)

Prerequisite: All of CHIN 403, CHIN 407 (or equivalent) or the permission of the instructor