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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHIN 1460 - Introduction to Chinese Language & Culture

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly CHIN 1260)

This course is designed to introduce students to the Chinese speaking world and Chinese vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics. Students will engage in these activities within contextualized cultural settings. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are integrated into interactive and communicative activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are required to use computer based technology to practice these skills.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in basic oral language skills.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize phonetic variations of Mandarin.
  2. Practice pronouncing tones, simple and compound vowels, and the phonetic variations in the language flow.
  3. Initiate basic conversations with educated speakers of Mandarin.
  4. Recognize and use basic Chinese vocabulary.
  5. Recognize and use basic Chinese grammar.
  6. Discuss multiple meanings of the same word.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in basic written language skills.

Objectives:

  1. Write Chinese characters using basic strokes and components.
  2. Utilize learned Chinese characters to build multiple words.
  3. Recognize and use basic Chinese vocabulary.
  4. Recognize and use basic Chinese grammar.
  5. Discuss multiple meanings of the same word.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and discuss aspects of Chinese culture.

Objectives:

  1. Identify customs of Chinese people.
  2. Compare cultural differences.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. System of the phonetic structures
    1. Master tones
    2. Simple vowels
    3. Compound vowels
    4. Phonetic variations in the language flow
  2. Text
  3. New characters
  4. Basic knowledge of Chinese characters
    1. Basic strokes
    2. Typical structure of Chinese characters
  5. Daily spoken Chinese
    1. Frequently used words
    2. Daily conversation
  6. Chinese culture

Primary Faculty
Williams, Susanna
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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