PaGE: Languages (X.LANG)

X.LANG-101CH Intensive Elementary Chinese I

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This intensive course emphasizes development of oral proficiency as well as gradual acquisition of reading and writing skills. Students will achieve: ability to distinguish, to pronounce, and to write accurately all the individual syllables in the phonetic romanization system (Hanyu pinyin) of modern standard (Mandarin) Chinese; ability to communicate effectively with the basic sentence patterns and vocabulary words introduced in the course; ability to converse on simple topics with considerable accuracy and fluency; ability to recognize/write approximately 350 characters and to read passages in the simplified character form; ability to write sentences and short paragraphs.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
Y. Liu, Z. Wang

X.LANG-101JP Intensive Elementary Japanese I

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This course is designed for students who have never previously studied Japanese. The course will introduce the overall structure of Japanese, basic vocabulary, the two syllabaries of the phonetic system, and some characters (Kanji). The course will also introduce the notion of "cultural appropriateness for expressions," and will provide practice and evaluations for all four necessary skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
W. Tawa

X.LANG-102JP Intensive Elementary Japanese II

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

This course follows Elementary Japanese I. The course will continue to introduce the notion of "cultural appropriateness for expressions," and will provide practice and evaluations for all four necessary skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
W. Tawa
Prereq: Intensive Elementary Japanese I or equivalent.