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Foreign Language - Chinese (FLC)

FLC - Foreign Language - Chinese Courses

FLC 101 Elementary Chinese I 3.
Corequisite: FLC 103.

Introduction to Modern Standard Chinese. Emphasis on speaking and listening with an introduction to reading, writing and Chinese culture.

FLC 102 Elementary Chinese II 3.
Corequisite: FLC 104.

Continuation of basic skills. Emphasis on speaking and listening with some reading, writing and Chinese culture.

FLC 103 Elementary Chinese I Conversation 1.
Corequisite: FLC 101.

Supplements conversational practice and handwriting skills for FLC 101. Students will gain practice at using their speaking skills in a variety of basic social situations.

FLC 104 Elementary Chinese II Conversation 1.
Prerequisite: FLC 101 and FLC 103; Corequisite: FLC 102.

Supplements conversational practice and handwriting skills for FLC 102. Students are encouraged to use their speaking skills in a variety of typical social situations. Special attention is given to naturalness of speech.

FLC 201 Intermediate Chinese I 3.
Corequisite: FLC 203.

Continuation of basic skills. Greater emphasis on reading, writing and Chinese cultural traditions.

FLC 202 Intermediate Chinese II 3.
Corequisite: FLC 204.

Continuation of basic skills. Focus on reading, writing, Chinese cultural traditions and patterns of behavior.

FLC 203 Intermediate Chinese I Conversation 1.
Prerequisite: FLC 102 and FLC 104; Corequisite: FLC 201.

Supplements conversational practice and handwriting skills for FLC 201. Students are encouraged to use their speaking skills in a variety of situations. Special attention is given to naturalness of speech and intonation.

FLC 204 Intermediate Chinese II Conversation 1.
Prerequisite: FLC 201 and FLC 203; Corequisite: FLC 202.

Supplements conversational practice and handwriting skills for FLC 202. Students are encouraged to use their speaking skills in a variety of situations. Special attention is given to naturalness of speech and intonation.

FLC 301 Intermediate Chinese III 3.
Prerequisite: FLC 202.

Last of the foundation courses in Chinese. Continued practice in speaking and understanding Chinese with new emphasis on writing and on the reading of cultural and literary texts.

FLC 302 Intermediate Chinese IV 3.
Prerequisite: FLC 301.

Continued practice in speaking and understanding Chinese with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Continued study of cultural and literary texts.

FLC 351 Modern Chinese Popular Culture 3.

Introduction to basic aspects of cultural practices and production in Chinese society, including consumer culture, education, work life, family relationships, everyday religious practices, aesthetic traditions, national identity, and gender. Reading and analysis of representative works of modern Chinese visual and print culture including literature, film, advertising, digital media and consumer products with attention to cultural analysis as well as to historical and cultural background.

FLC 401 Advanced Chinese: Readings in Literature and Social Sciences 3.
Prerequisite:FLC 302.

Continued training in the foundations of Chinese language, with emphasis on nuances of written Chinese. This course introduces advanced Chinese language students to modern literature and social science texts. Students read and analyze some of the finest works of 20th c. Chinese intellectuals, authors and social critics. The class explores a wide range of prose forms, styles, and subject matter. Emphasis will be placed on developing advanced-level proficiency in reading & writing, and on literary analysis & discussion of cultural & historical contexts.

FLC 402 Advanced Chinese: Readings in Literature and Science 3.
Prerequisite:FLC 302.

Continued training in the foundations of Chinese language, with emphasis on nuances of written Chinese. This course introduces advanced Chinese language students to modern literature and science texts. Students read and analyze some of the finest works of 20th c. Chinese intellectuals, authors and proponents of scientific advancement as well as original scientific research in Chinese. The class explores a wide range of prose forms, styles, and subject matter. Emphasis will be placed on developing advanced-level proficiency in reading & writing, and on literary analysis & discussion of cultural & historical contexts.