Chinese: Language, Literature, Culture (including courses in English)

First-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 111 (4 credits)

Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system.

2016FALLCASLC111 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:00 am 10:00 am CAS 428
R 9:00 am 10:00 am CAS 425
R 9:00 am 10:00 am CAS 214
2016FALLCASLC111 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 227
R 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 430
R 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 201
2016FALLCASLC111 C1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 320
R 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 227
R 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 201
2016FALLCASLC111 D1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 323A
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 116
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm SOC B65
2016FALLCASLC111 E1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:00 pm 4:00 pm CAS 208
R 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EPC 203
R 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EPC 204
2016FALLCASLC111 X1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2017SPRGCASLC111 A1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am SOC
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CGS
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CGS
2017SPRGCASLC111 B1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CAS
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm CAS
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm CAS
2017SPRGCASLC111 C1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CGS
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS

Second-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 112 (4 credits)

Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system.

2016FALLCASLC112 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm CGS 113
R 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 214
R 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 227
2016FALLCASLC112 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm PSY B36
R 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 425
R 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 222
2016FALLCASLC112 X1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2017SPRGCASLC112 A1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am SOC
R 9:30 am 10:20 am CAS
R 9:30 am 10:20 am SOC
2017SPRGCASLC112 B1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am CAS
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CGS
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm
2017SPRGCASLC112 C1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm SOC
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm SOC
2017SPRGCASLC112 D1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm IEC
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm CAS
2017SPRGCASLC112 E1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CGS
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm BRB
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm

Chinese Reading and Writing 1

CAS LC 116 (4 credits)

Intensive course covering first-year Chinese in one semester for students who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, or another dialect fluently but possess limited or no reading and writing skills. Listening and speaking skills are also developed; aspects of students' Chinese heritage are explored.

2016FALLCASLC116 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:00 pm 3:00 pm PSY B45
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 323A
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 227
2017SPRGCASLC116 A1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CAS
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm CAS

Third-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 211 (4 credits)

Review of structure and grammar, practice in conversation and writing, introduction to reading.

2016FALLCASLC211 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 235
R 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 212
R 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 223
2016FALLCASLC211 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm SOC B67
R 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 425
R 11:00 am 12:00 pm EPC 208
2016FALLCASLC211 C1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 229
R 12:00 pm 1:00 pm SOC B63
R 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 322
2016FALLCASLC211 D1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 116
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm STH ARR
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 201
2017SPRGCASLC211 A1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm SAR
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm KCB
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm
2017SPRGCASLC211 B1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm SOC
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm

Fourth-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 212 (4 credits)

Review of structure and grammar, practice in conversation and writing, introduction to reading. Satisfactory completion of CAS LC 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.

2016FALLCASLC212 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS B27
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 214
R 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 323B
2016FALLCASLC212 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 323A
R 10:00 am 11:00 am SOC B67
R 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 225
2016FALLCASLC212 X1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD
2017SPRGCASLC212 A1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am CGS
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CGS
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm
2017SPRGCASLC212 B1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CGS
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm PSY
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm PSY
2017SPRGCASLC212 C1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm IEC
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm IEC
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm IEC

Conversational Chinese

CAS LC 213 (4 credits)

Systematic practice in oral Chinese as it is used in real-world situations today. Conversational strategies, vocabulary, role-plays, contemporary media.

2017SPRGCASLC213 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm COM

Chinese Reading and Writing 2

CAS LC 216 (4 credits)

Intensive course covering second-year Chinese in one semester for students who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, or another dialect fluently. Training in listening and speaking, but emphasis is on reading and writing; aspects of students' Chinese heritage are also explored. Satisfactory completion of CAS LC 216 fulfills the CAS language requirement.

2016FALLCASLC216 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:00 pm 4:00 pm CAS 312
R 3:00 pm 4:00 pm CAS 204B
2017SPRGCASLC216 A1, Jan 19th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CGS

Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Literature (in English translation)

CAS LC 250 (4 credits)

Panoramic overview of three thousand years of Chinese literature from its beginnings to the threshold of modernity. Discusses masterpieces of one of the world's oldest continuous traditions in their cultural context and in the context of literatures around the world. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2016FALLCASLC250 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 11:00 am CAS 427

Masterpieces of Modern Chinese Literature (in English translation)

CAS LC 251 (4 credits)

Modern Chinese literature tells stories of trauma, accommodation, and resistance. It offers private and public records of tumultuous transitions. This course focuses on great works of transformative importance. Authors include Lu Xun, Wang Meng, and Jin Yong. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2017SPRGCASLC251 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CAS

Chinese Civilization (in English translation)

CAS LC 283 (4 credits)

An interdisciplinary introduction to Chinese culture, including social life, thought, literature, and fine arts. Emphasis placed on the major cultural and social developments from prehistory to the nineteenth century that have a particular relevance to understanding modern China.

2017SPRGCASLC283 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS

Topics in Chinese Literature (in English translation)

CAS LC 285 (4 credits)

Spring 2017: Old Tales for New Times: Folklore in Modern and Contemporary China. An interdisciplinary approach to China's most famous folk tales such as the Weaving Maiden and the Ox Herder, and the White Snake and Mulan. Traces the development of these stories in premodern times and their modern incarnation. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2017SPRGCASLC285 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm CAS

Topics in Chinese Culture (in English translation)

CAS LC 286 (4 credits)

Two topics are offered in Fall 2016. Students may take one or both for credit. Section A1: Food Culture of China. A study of Chinese food culture, including artistic and literary representations, history of agriculture, food preservation and preparation, medicinal uses, restaurant culture, and food as a commodity. Section B1: Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy. Students learn the history of the Chinese writing system and gain insights into the historical developments of Chinese calligraphy, and, through practice, gain basic knowledge and skills required for a Chinese calligrapher.

2016FALLCASLC286 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:00 am 10:00 am CAS 530
2016FALLCASLC286 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 222

Third Year Modern Chinese

CAS LC 311 (4 credits)

Readings in modern Chinese. Readings and discussion in Chinese of selected nonliterary and literary materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and essays. Regular compositions required.

2016FALLCASLC311 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 322
2016FALLCASLC311 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 233
2017SPRGCASLC311 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS

Chinese through Theater and Acting

CAS LC 313 (4 credits)

Emphasizes both oral and textual communication through reading, writing, discussing and performing live theater in Chinese. Explores cultural aspects of Chinese-speaking worlds and the expression of ideational/emotional/social meanings in theatrical settings that simulate real life.

2017SPRGCASLC313 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CGS

Classical Chinese

CAS LC 315 (4 credits)

Basic grammatical components of classical Chinese with emphasis on word and phrase construction, particles, and sentence structure. Original texts from ancient mythology, philosophy, literature, geography, medicine, science, and technology. Course conducted in Chinese.

2016FALLCASLC315 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 237

Topics in Chinese through Media

CAS LC 420 (4 credits)

Two topics are offered in Fall 2016. Students may take one or both for credit. Section A1: Digital Chinese: A Byte of China. Students develop Chinese language proficiency in four aspects through news articles, videos, and discussion of current issues in Chinese. Explores various aspects of Chinese society in the digital age, such as online business, online education, digital tourism, media, and internet language. Section B1: Modern Life in China through Television. Examines modern life in China through the television series "Dwelling Narrowness." Discussion of advanced topics related to the modernization and urbanization of China.

2016FALLCASLC420 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 223
2016FALLCASLC420 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 534

The Chinese Novel

CAS LC 450 (4 credits)

In-depth study of Chinese fiction from the classical tradition to modern times. Readings from significant works, illuminating issues in Chinese history and culture: Dream of the Red Chamber, Three Kingdoms, Outlaws of the Marsh, and modern classics.

2016FALLCASLC450 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 426

Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture

CAS LC 470 (4 credits)

Topic for Spring 2017: China's Cosmopolitan Tang Empire. Explores the vibrant world of China's Golden Age through texts, artifacts, and media. Topics include rebellion, warfare, exile; scholar-officials, poets, and fox-women; pleasure quarters and courtesan literature; Buddhist quests and spiritual desires; and how this legacy matters for Chinese identity today. Course conducted in English.

2017SPRGCASLC470 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am CAS

Workshop on Translating and Interpreting Chinese

CAS LC 486 (4 credits)

Enhances students' knowledge of Chinese by developing practical skills in translating and interpreting. Students practice translating a variety of text types, using various dictionaries and internet sources, and interpreting in different situations.

2017SPRGCASLC486 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm SED