Third-Year Mandarin

Third-Year Mandarin
Advanced-level Mandarin skills, especially media discourse and reading.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 5.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesChin 301.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining CHIN 302
Course Outcomes

Listening Comprehension

Understand the main points of spoken Chinese on television and radio news broadcasts at the ACTFL advanced-mid level. (See Chinese major learning outcome 1)

Reading Journalistic Texts

Read journalistic texts at the ACTFL advanced-mid level, demonstrating the ability to both skim and scan texts as well as read for details. (See Chinese major learning outcome 2)

Summarizing, Writing, and Translating

Summarize news stories, express personal insights, and write and translate descriptive reports in formal written Chinese at the ACTFL intermediate-high level and in spoken Chinese at the advanced-low level. (See Chinese major learning outcome 2)

Understanding Discourse

Understand the structure of Chinese media discourse, including grammar and stylistics, within the Chinese cultural context. (See Chinese major learning outcome 3)