CHIN 111  -  Beginning Chinese I,  4 credits.  

The beginning sequence of two courses designed to introduce students to the skills needed for proficiency in the language and culture of Mandarin China. Combines active practice and communication with grammatical analysis of the language.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
CHIN 112  -  Beginning Chinese II,  4 credits.  

The second semester of a two-course sequence designed to introduce students to the skills needed for proficiency in the language and culture of China. Combines active practice and communication with grammatical analysis of the language.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: CHIN 111  
Core designations: World Language W  
CHIN 211  -  Intermediate Chinese I,  4 credits.  

This course will continue to systematically build students' abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the Chinese language and prepare students for advanced Chinese study. Students will continue the development of awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Chinese-speaking cultures.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: CHIN 112  
Core designations: World Language W  
CHIN 212  -  Intermediate Chinese II,  4 credits.  

This course will continue to systematically build students' abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the Chinese language and prepare students for advanced Chinese study. Students will continue the development of awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Chinese-speaking cultures.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: CHIN 211  
Core designations: World Language W  
CHIN 311  -  Chin Conversation/Composition,  4 credits.  

CHIN 311 is designed to help students who have completed two years of Chinese acquire advanced knowledge of the language, improve reading comprehension skills, and further develop the students' overall proficiency in speaking and writing through reading and discussion of a variety of topics related to Chinese contemporary society and culture. Students will also be presented with language tasks such as reading Chinese literature, current newspaper articles and stories, presenting reports, debating current issues, writing summaries and opinions, and doing grammatical exercises.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: CHIN 212  
Core designations: World Language W  
CHIN 312  -  Advanced Writing and Conversation,  4 credits.  

Advanced Writing and Converstaion is designed to help students who have completed two years of Chinese acquire advanced knowledge of the language with focus to enhance the students' oral proficiency and further develop their writing skills through reading and discussion of a variety of topics related to Chinese contemporary society and culture. Students will also be presented with language tasks such as reading Chinese literature, current newspaper articles and stories; presenting reports debating current issues; writing summaries and opinions and doing grammatical exercises.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: CHIN 212  
CHIN 370  -  Global Political, Social, Economic and Environmental Issues in the Chinese-Speaking World,  3,4 credits.  

Students develop greater understanding of global political, social, economic, and environmental issues through intensive study of authentic target language materials. Through projects, papers, presentations, and opportunities to collaborate with native speakers, participants develop intercultural communicative competence and target-language proficiency. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Intermediate or Advanced proficiency in the target language required.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
CHIN 380  -  Special Topics,  0-4 credits.  

Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
CHIN 385  -  Topics in Chinese Society,  4 credits.  

Selected topics inherent in Chinese society. Students in this class will apply the language skills they have acquired to explore and analyze topics and phenomena associated with Chinese society. Topics will focus on history, film, literature, or linguistics. Repeat credit is allowed for varying topics.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: CHIN 311 or CHIN 312  
Repeatable: Yes  
CHIN 390  -  Internship,  1-8 credits.  
Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
CHIN 395  -  Cooperative Education at the Concordia Language Villages,  2-4 credits.  

This course is intended to provide students of modern languages with opportunities to teach and study the language of their choice at the Concordia Language Villages. Prerequisite for acceptance: at least two years of coursework or the equivalent in the language. The final decision on acceptance into this course is based on mutual agreement of both Concordia language department faculty and Concordia Language Villages faculty concerning both the student and the project. A total maximum equivalent of two full courses from 390 and 395 may be counted toward graduation.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: PEAK 400  
This course is PEAK Required  
CHIN 480  -  Independent Study,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Contact the program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
CHIN 487  -  Directed Research,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes