Chinese, Beginning I, II, III

Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 quarters

Taught by

media and Chinese studies

This introductory Chinese course will emphasize the standard Chinese pronunciation and the building of useful vocabularies. Students with no or little prior experience will learn Chinese pinyin system and modern Mandarin Chinese through interactive practice and continuous small group activities. Learning activities may also include speaker presentations and field trips. Chinese history and culture will be included as it relates to each language lesson.

Students enrolling in this course may also use this as a prerequisite for a Chinese study abroad program.  If you are interested in traveling to China in the summer, please be sure to contact the faculty for more information.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

International Relations, International business, Education, Cultural studies and practice, and Language studies

Academic Website

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. First Winter meeting will be Tuesday Jan 6, 5:30pm, in Library 2619.


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Study Abroad

Travel and study in China will be offered as a study abroad program in the summer.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Fall); 4 (Winter); 4 (Spring)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 20


Students may register for this course after their time ticket opens during regular registration.

Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 10258

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Accepting New Students

Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 20175

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Accepting New Students

Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 30131

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