Chinese Courses Fall 2019

Chinese 001. Elementary Chinese (5 units)

Section Instructor CRN
001 Staff 36287
002 Staff 36288
003 Staff 36289
004 Staff 36290

Course Description: Developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, and Chinese characters will be introduced. The course is for students who have had no or very limited prior exposure to the Chinese language.

Prerequisite: No background in Chinese; Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details); or consent of instructor (ichlee@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese:  Vol 1, Simplified Character Textbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese:  Vol 1, Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese:  Vol 1, Traditional & Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)

Chinese 001BL. Accelerated Written Chinese (5 units)

Staff
CRN 36291

Course Description: Designed for students who already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese.  Trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations.

Prerequisite: Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Duanduan Li, et al, A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese, Simplified Characters: Volume 1  (Columbia University Press, 2004)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructor)

Chinese 002. Elementary Chinese (5 units)

Staff
CRN 36292

Course Description: A continuation of Chinese 001. Further developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in more everyday communication settings. Building upon Chinese 001, continue to introduce basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. The Chinese 001, 002, 003 course series is for students who have had no or very limited prior exposure to the Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese 001 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (ajoli@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Vol 1, Simplified Character Textbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Vol 1, Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Vol 1, Traditional & Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Yuehua Liu and Daozhong Yao, Integrated Chinese: Simplified Character Textbook, Vol 2, (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Vol 2, (Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Vol 2, (Traditional & Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructor)

Chinese 003. Elementary Chinese (5 units)

Staff
CRN 36293

Course Description: A continuation of Chinese 002 and the last course in the elementary sequence. Further developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in more everyday communication settings. Building upon Chinese 002, continue to introduce basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. The Chinese 001, 002, 003 course series is for students who have had no or very limited prior exposure to the Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese 002 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Yuehua Liu and Daozhong Yao, Integrated Chinese: Simplified Character Textbook,  Vol. 2,   (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Vol. 2, (Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Vol. 2, (Traditional & Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructor)

[OPTIONAL]

  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Simplified Character Textbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)

Chinese 004. Intermediate Chinese (5 units)

Section Instructor CRN
001 Staff 36294
002 Staff 36295

Course Description: Training of intermediate-level communication skills in spoken and written Mandarin, based on language skills developed in Chinese 003.

Prerequisite: Chinese 003 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Yuehua Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1 Simplified and Traditional Character Textbook [3rd Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2009)
  • Yuehua Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1 Simplified and Traditional Character Workbook [3rd Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2009)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructors)

Chinese 011. Great Books of China (4 units)       [Taught in English]      

Dorothee Hou
CRN 36298

Course Description: Selected readings in English translation are supplemented with background information on periods, authors and the interrelationships of culture, literature and social change. Methods of analysis are introduced and applied in class discussions.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 104. Modern Chinese Fiction (4 units)       [Taught in English]

Staff
CRN 63827

Course Description: English language survey of Chinese fiction as it evolved amidst the great historical, social and cultural changes of the twentieth century. Thorough study of the most influential writers and genres.
Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 107. Traditional Chinese Fiction (4 units)       [Taught in English]

Mark Halperin
CRN 36326

Course Description: English-language course surveying the broad history of traditional Chinese narratives, including early imperial classic histories, tales of the bizarre, romantic fables, and late imperial short stories.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 109H. Popular Literature (4 units)       [Taught in English]

Staff

CRN 63825

Course Description: English-language course surveying the broad history of traditional Chinese narratives, including early imperial classic histories, tales of the bizarre, romantic fables, and late imperial short stories.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 111. Modern Chinese Readings/Discussion (4 units)

Section Instructor CRN
001 Staff 36327
002 Staff 36328

Course Description: Building on Chinese 006/003BL, further developing the four communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and preparing students to function more effectively and communicate more accurately in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Students read both dialogues and articles pertaining to a variety of issues in contemporary China and discuss the ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns of the Chinese that relate to these issues.

Prerequisite: Chinese 006 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • Hong Gang Jin, et al., Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary China - An Intermediate Chinese Course [with 2 CDs]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2003)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructors)

Chinese 120. Advanced Chinese (4 units)

Staff

Section Instructor CRN
001 Staff 36330
002 Staff 36331
003 (Transition) Staff PTA only

Course Description: Evaluation of readings from various genres (literature, newspapers, TV and movies, etc.) develop advanced reading, writing, aural comprehension, and formal/professional speech skills in Mandarin Chinese. Chinese society/cultural studies, especially those sociocultural issues reflected in the language used in learning materials.

Prerequisite: Chinese 113 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbook:

  • Anything Goes: An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese, by Chip-P’ing Chou, Hua-Hui Wei, Kun An & Wei Wang. [Revised Edition], Princeton University Press, 2011.
  • Teacher edited materials --to be delivered on Canvas (https://canvas.ucdavis.edu/) or in class.

 

 

Chinese 160. The Chinese Language (4 units)

Staff
CRN 36333

Course Description: This is an introductory course of Chinese "Linguistics", i.e., theoretical studies of the structure of the Chinese language, including its sound structure (phonetics & phonology), lexical system, sentence structure (syntax), and semantic system. It also discusses the structure of Chinese scripts (characters). It is NOT a Chinese language training class and does NOT teach "advanced Chinese."

Prerequisite: Chinese 006 (may be taken concurrently) or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (czchu@ucdavis.edu); Linguistics 001 recommended.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 4 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Course materials to be posted online