Chinese (CHIN)

Courses

CHIN 1441. BEGINNING CHINESE I. 4 Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 1411)

Multimedia immersion in the culture and language of China. Designed to enable students to understand and communicate effectively in Chinese at the beginning level. No prerequisites.

CHIN 1442. BEGINNING CHINESE II. 4 Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 1412)

Continuation of beginning Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1441 with a grade of C or better.

CHIN 2301. LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.

The works of major authors and intellectual trends of a given period or periods. May be repeated for credit as topics or periods vary. CHIN 2301 may be taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

CHIN 2313. INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I. 3 Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 2311)

Continued immersion in the culture and language of China. Application of strategies and technology in mastering listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: CHIN 1442 with a grade of C or better.

CHIN 2314. INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II. 3 Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 2312)

Continuation of intermediate Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2313 with a grade of C or better.

CHIN 3303. CHINESE CONVERSATION. 3 Hours.

Practice in oral expression with an emphasis on vocabulary building, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. Of special interest to students who wish to improve their skills in pronunciation, comprehension, and oral expression. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. However, heritage students may register for this course when they pass the Chinese CLEP test administered by the instructor. Prerequisite: CHIN 2314 with a grade of C or better.

CHIN 3304. CHINESE CONVERSATION II. 3 Hours.

Students continue to develop conversational skills through the use of print, film, and other media. Extensive conversation practice allows students to develop upper-intermediate level oral skills. They learn to express abstract ideas through description, comparison, and narration. Credit will not be granted to native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. Heritage students may register for this course with consent of the department. Prerequisite: CHIN 3303 with a grade of C or better.

CHIN 3310. CHINESE LOCALIZATION AND TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.

Introduction to cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of Chinese language texts. Students will explore current technologies used in various real-world translation contexts and how to adapt texts, products, and services to the locale for which they are intended. Prerequisite: CHIN 2314 or the equivalent with a grade of B or better. May not be repeated for credit.

CHIN 3311. CHINESE LOCALIZATION AND TRANSLATION II. 3 Hours.

Continued study of cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of Chinese and English language texts. Systematic development of advanced skills in localization and computer-aided translation and in using TMX/TBX (international standards for translation memory and terminology exchange) tools. Translation practice, individually and in translation teams, with increasingly longer and more specialized texts. Prepares localization and translation specialists for real-world careers in the language-services industry. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: CHIN 3310 with a grade of B or better.

CHIN 3345. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSLATION. 3 Hours.

Introduction to computer-assisted translation (CAT), machine translation (MT), translation memory (TM) and terminology management tools in modern translation and localization workflows. Prepares students for real-world careers in the language services industry. For students enrolled in Localization and Translation/Interpreting programs only.

CHIN 4334. CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE. 3 Hours.

Examination of contemporary Chinese culture, with a focus on current events relevant to the Chinese-speaking world. Topics may include: language and culture, literature, film, business culture, and traditions. Students may take the course in English or in Chinese.

CHIN 4335. BUSINESS CHINESE. 3 Hours.

Students learn to function in the Chinese language in business environments. Emphasis is on writing business letters, conducting telephone conversations and business meetings, using terminology for transactions in places such as banks, post offices, airports, and hotels. Video segments and interactive computer packages are used extensively to reinforce vocabulary and cultural knowledge acquired through lectures, translations, discussions, and readings. Prerequisite: CHIN 2314 and one CHIN 3000-level course or equivalent with a grade of C or better, or a knowledge of the language and consent of the instructor. May be taught in English. May not be repeated for credit.

CHIN 4393. CHINESE INTERNSHIP. 3 Hours.

This course is a combination of field-related experience in the business or service sector with an academic component. Coursework may include journal writing in Chinese, outside readings, and formal presentations. Prerequisite: Two CHIN 3000 level courses and/or permission of the instructor.