2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 1000 -  China and the Chinese  (3 Credits)  

A multidisciplinary introduction to Chinese society both past and present. Prehistory, birth of imperial China, literature, philosophy, religion, nationalism, revolution, modernization, contemporary life, social structure, gender, food, family life, population policy, ethnicity, popular culture, economics and politics. Note: This course is taught in English. Term offered: fall, spring. Max hours: 3 Credits. GT: Course is approved by the Colorado Dept of Higher Education for statewide guaranteed transfer, GT-AH4.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Additional Information: Denver Core Requirement, Humanities; GT courses GT Pathways, GT-AH4, Arts Hum: Foreign Languages.

CHIN 1010 -  Beginning Chinese I  (5 Credits)  

A basic introduction to Chinese language and culture. Students study pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and simple writing techniques. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. No previous study of Chinese is required. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 5 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CHIN 1020 -  Beginning Chinese II  (5 Credits)  

(Continuation of CHIN 1010.) Further practice of pronunciation, study of vocabulary, grammar, and simple writing techniques. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. Note: This course assumes that students have passed CHIN 1010 or equivalent, or have taken one year of high school Chinese, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in CHIN 1010 is recommended for success in this course. This course is not intended for native speakers. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 5 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CHIN 1071 -  Mandarin Chinese for the Professions  (3 Credits)  

Provides students with language skills and cultural knowledge in the context of conducting business with Chinese. Students develop elementary language skills for communication, cultural awareness and business etiquette via structured thematic units with business scenarios and simulations. Note: Chinese 1071 cannot be taken to fulfill language requirements; nor can it be used to substitute for Chinese 1010. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CHIN 1111 -  First Year Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Restriction: Restricted to Freshman level students. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to Freshman level students

CHIN 2110 -  Second Year Chinese I  (3 Credits)  

Continuing development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in practical Chinese, with grammar review and introduction of the Chinese dictionary. In addition to contemporary Chinese, there is some emphasis on Chinese classical materials, such as proverbs. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. Note: This course assumes that students have passed CHIN 1020 or equivalent, or have taken two years of high school Chinese, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in CHIN 1020 is recommended for success in this course. This course is not intended for native speakers. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CHIN 2120 -  Second Year Chinese II  (3 Credits)  

(Continuation of CHIN 2110.) Satisfies the fourth semester language requirement at most graduate schools. Note: Students may not enroll in any lower division (1000/2000) language skills course in which their level of proficiency exceeds that of the course. Students placing into a course through any means other than following the regular sequence must consult with an appropriate faculty member of the Dept. of Modern Languages prior to enrollment. Note: This course assumes that students have passed CHIN 2110 or equivalent, or have taken three years of high school Chinese, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in CHIN 2110 is recommended for success in this course. This course is not intended for native speakers. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CHIN 2840 -  Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  

Term offered: fall, spring. Repeatable. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 3.

CHIN 2939 -  Internship  (1-3 Credits)  

Experiences involving application of specific, relevant concepts and skills in supervised employment situations. Note: students must work with the Experiential Learning Center advising to complete a course contract and gain approval. Prereq: Sophomore standing. Repeatable. Max hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.

CHIN 2970 -  Contemporary Chinese Cinema  (3 Credits)  

Introduces students to Chinese cinema, one of the most powerful and often controversial modes of representing society, culture, history and politics in China. Note: Taught in English. All films have English subtitles. No previous study of Chinese language or culture is required. Term offered: spring. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Spring.

CHIN 3010 -  Advanced Intermediate Chinese  (3 Credits)  

This course capitalizes on students' already acquired knowledge to further develop language skills in Mandarin Chinese. Students learn to make a transition from reading pedagogically prepared materials to more authentic ones. Note: this course assumes that students have passed CHIN 2120 or equivalent, or possess equivalent proficiency. A grade of C- or higher in CHIN 2120 is recommended for success in this course. This course is not intended for native speakers. Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

CHIN 3130 -  Special Topics in Chinese  (3 Credits)  

Varying topics in Chinese language, literature and culture appropriate to the 3000 level, not otherwise covered by regular courses. Note: This course assumes that students have passed CHIN 2120 or equivalent, or possess equivalent language proficiency. Note: May be taken more than once, provided that the topic is different each time. Term offered: spring, fall. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

CHIN 3200 -  Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture  (3 Credits)  

Provides students with an overview of the systems in modern China (such as educational, political and economical), its family and interpersonal constructs and the elements of modern China found in popular cultures. It also exposes students to rudimentary and practical use of the Chinese language. Note: This course is taught in English. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CHIN 3300 -  Special Topics on Chinese Film  (3 Credits)  

Studies the cultural, social and historical conditions that have shaped Chinese cinema. May focus on one Chinese speaking country or more than one (including but not limited to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong). May focus on a particular period (pre-Cultural revolution, for example) or a particular theme (urban cinema or martial arts films, for example). Term offered: fall. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

CHIN 3840 -  Independent Study: CHIN  (1-3 Credits)  

Term offered: fall, spring. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

CHIN 3939 -  Internship - CHIN  (1-3 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

CHIN 3995 -  Global Study Topics  (3 Credits)  

This course is reserved for CU Denver faculty-led study abroad experiences. The course topic will vary based on the location and course content. Students register through the Office of Global Education. Term offered: summer. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Summer.

CHIN 4690 -  Methods of Teaching Modern Languages  (3 Credits)  

Studies the methods and practices of teaching modern languages. Note: requirement for language majors in the teacher certification program, School of Education, CU Denver. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Cross-listed with MLNG 4690, MLNG 5690, SPAN 4690, SPAN 5690, FREN 4690, FREN 5690, GRMN 4690, GRMN 5690, CHIN 5690. Term offered: fall. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Typically Offered: Fall.

CHIN 4691 -  Methods of Teaching Modern Languages II  (3 Credits)  

A continuation of the study of modern language teaching methods. This second course has an emphasis on experiential learning through individual teaching demonstrations, class observations, as well as team teaching with experienced instructors. Cross-listed with MLNG 4691, MLNG 5691, SPAN 4691, SPAN 5691, FREN 4691, FREN 5691, GRMN 4691, GRMN 5691, CHIN 5691. Prereq: MLNG 4690 or SPAN 4690 or FREN 4690 or GRMN 4690 or CHIN 4690. Term offered: spring. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: MLNG 4690 or SPAN 4690 or FREN 4690 or GRMN 4690 or CHIN 4690

Typically Offered: Spring.

CHIN 4880 -  Directed Research  (1-6 Credits)  

Students will engage in original research projects supervised and mentored by faculty. Students must work with faculty prior to registration to develop a proposal for their project and receive permission to take this course. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.