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.

2017FALLCASLC111 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am CAS 534
R 9:30 am 10:20 am PSY B49
R 9:30 am 10:20 am
2017FALLCASLC111 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS 428
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CGS 421
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS 538
2017FALLCASLC111 C1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm CAS 222
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm IEC B05
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm CAS 538
2017FALLCASLC111 D1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CAS 323B
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm SOC B65
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm CAS 538
2017FALLCASLC111 E1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 114A
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 538
2018SPRGCASLC111 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am EPC 204
R 9:30 am 10:20 am CAS 312
R 9:30 am 10:20 am SED 206
2018SPRGCASLC111 B1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm EPC 204
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm SED 140
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm FLR 134
2018SPRGCASLC111 C1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CAS 427
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm PSY B49
R 2:00 pm 2:50 pm CAS 310

Second-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 112 (4 credits)

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

2017FALLCASLC112 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS B06A
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS 318
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS 201
2017FALLCASLC112 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm SOC B57
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm PSY B39
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm COM 212
2018SPRGCASLC112 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am CAS 114B
R 9:30 am 10:20 am CGS 321
R 9:30 am 10:20 am SED 140
2018SPRGCASLC112 B1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm PSY B50
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm SOC B59
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm PSY B40
2018SPRGCASLC112 C1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm PSY B50
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm PSY B49
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm CAS 213
2018SPRGCASLC112 D1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 534
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 534
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm STH 318

Chinese Reading and Writing 1

CAS LC 116 (4 credits)

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

2017FALLCASLC116 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS B25B
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm SOC B61

Third-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 211 (4 credits)

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

2017FALLCASLC211 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am CGS 121
R 9:30 am 10:20 am CGS 115
R 9:30 am 10:20 am CAS 530
2017FALLCASLC211 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS B27
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS 114B
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS B27
2017FALLCASLC211 C1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm MCS B25
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm PRB 150
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm CAS 430
2017FALLCASLC211 D1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS B27
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 427
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 530
2018SPRGCASLC211 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm SOC B65
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm SHA 206
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm BRB 121
2018SPRGCASLC211 B1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm STH B20
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm IEC B08
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm CAS B06B

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.

2017FALLCASLC212 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm STH 636
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm STH 636
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm CGS 117B
2017FALLCASLC212 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm STH 636
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm CAS 114B
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm STH 319
2018SPRGCASLC212 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm SOC B67
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm FLR 121
R 11:15 am 12:05 pm STH 636
2018SPRGCASLC212 B1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm SOC B67
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm PSY B47
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm PSY B39
2018SPRGCASLC212 C1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm SOC B67
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 114A
R 3:35 pm 4:25 pm PSY B49

Chinese Reading and Writing 2

CAS LC 216 (4 credits)

Intensive course covering second-year Chinese in one semester for students who speak Mandarin. 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.

2018SPRGCASLC216 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm SOC B61
R 12:30 pm 1:20 pm FLR 133

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.

2017FALLCASLC250 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am CAS 312

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.

2018SPRGCASLC251 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CAS 430

Gateway to Asian Cultures

CAS LC 260 (4 credits)

Panoramic introduction to the cultures of East and South Asia in comparative perspective (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India). Examines shared foundations, transformative inflection points, sites, peoples, and ideologies over the past two millennia through primary texts and media. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS CAS LJ 260, CAS LK 260, CAS LN 260, and CAS XL 260.

2018SPRGCASLC260 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 11:00 am 12:15 pm PSY B33
2018SPRGCASLC260 B1, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 11:00 am 12:15 pm FLR 123
2018SPRGCASLC260 B2, Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 11:00 am 12:15 pm FLR 133

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.

Topics in Chinese Literature (in English translation)

CAS LC 285 (4 credits)

Topic for Fall 2017: Chinese Drama and Performing Arts. Interdisciplinary approach to Chinese theatrical traditions and performance. Famous dramatic works are studied for their theatricality and interpreted within the context of the theatrical spaces, situations, and practices of the time when they were written and produced. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2017FALLCASLC285 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CAS 530

Topics in Chinese Culture (in English translation)

CAS LC 286 (4 credits)

Two topics are offered in Fall 2017. 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.

2017FALLCASLC286 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am CAS 208
2017FALLCASLC286 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am CAS 228
2018SPRGCASLC286 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am PSY B33
2018SPRGCASLC286 B1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 8:00 am 8:50 am CAS 222
2018SPRGCASLC286 C1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm PSY B33

Screening Modern China (in English translation)

CAS LC 287 (4 credits)

Major Chinese films interpreted in light of modern Chinese history and culture. Focus on questions of national and cultural identity in films from the 1980s to the present day by directors from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In English.

2018SPRGCASLC287 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm CAS 116

Third Year Modern Chinese 1

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.

2017FALLCASLC311 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 9:05 am 9:55 am STH 319
2017FALLCASLC311 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CAS 322
2018SPRGCASLC311 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am EPC 204

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.

Classical Chinese 1 for Students of East Asia

CAS LC 314 (4 credits)

Introductory readings in Classical Chinese for students of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Learn the shared literary language of premodern East Asia and read masterpieces of East Asian philosophy, history, poetry, and fiction in the original. Also offered as CAS LJ 314 and CAS LK 314.

2017FALLCASLC314 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:15 pm CAS 530

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.

Topics in Classical Chinese

CAS LC 316 (4 credits)

Reading and discussion of Classical Chinese literature for students with basic knowledge of Classical Chinese. (Course conducted in Chinese or English, depending on topic.) Topic for Spring 2016: Ancient Chinese Fiction. An introduction to ancient Chinese fiction, including novels written in classical Chinese from the third century B.C. to the prosperous period of the fourteenth-nineteenth centuries. All readings in the original.

2018SPRGCASLC316 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm SOC B59

Touring China

CAS LC 318 (4 credits)

Advanced Chinese language course focusing on China's diverse regional cultures and histories: Includes components such as language architecture, literature, cuisine, local folk art, fashion, religion, and specialized local products.

2017FALLCASLC318 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS 312

Practical Chinese: Chinese in Intercultural Communication

CAS LC 319 (4 credits)

Learn how Chinese communicate differently with people from other cultures. Develop real life communication skills to use Chinese appropriately in diverse contexts (small talk, refusal, request, etc.) through analyzing authentic conversations, role-play, reading, case studies, and interacting with native speakers.

2017FALLCASLC319 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS 312