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Chinese Courses

CHIN 1001 - Elementary Chinese I

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese and to the culture of Chinese-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Hours:
4



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CHIN 1002 - Elementary Chinese II

Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese and to the culture of Chinese-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 1001 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
4



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CHIN 2001 - Intermediate Chinese I

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Chinese-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 1002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 2002 - Intermediate Chinese II

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Chinese-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2001 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 2003 - Intermediate Chinese III

Chinese 2003 is the continuation of Chinese 2002. It is designed to help students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. Idiomatic expressions are introduced. Language lab work is required. Class is conducted mostly in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 2004 - Intermediate Chinese IV

CHIN 2004 is the continuation of CHIN 2003. It is designed to help students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. More idiomatic expressions are introduced. Language lab work is required. Class is conducted mostly in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2003 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 2950 - Study Abroad

The study of the Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 2960 - Study Abroad

The study of the Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 2970 - Study Abroad

The study of the Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 2990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 2001 and CHIN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
1-3



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CHIN 3001 - Intermediate-Advanced Chinese I

Continued skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. Idiomatic expressions introduced. Language lab work required. Class conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3002 - Intermediate-Advanced Chinese II

Continued skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. More idiomatic expressions introduced. Language lab work required. Class conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 3001 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3010 - Exploring China Through Film

Cinematic texts are mirrors of multiple dimensions of a society or a nation's historical, cultural, social, political, and economic. In this course we will screen films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan that have gained recognition for their landmark status and artistic quality, and read backgrounds and criticism on these movies. We will analyze the human and cultural values embedded in these movies, and examine their artistic approaches and styles. The course is conducted in English.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: English 1102 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3020 - Chinese Language, Culture, & Society

CHI 3020 is an upper division course designed at the high intermediate level to low advanced level that focuses on the subjective elements of Chinese culture such as beliefs, values, attitudes, social norms, language use, nonverbal behaviors, and communication styles. Successful completion of Chinese 2004 and permission of the instructor are the minimum prerequisites for enrollment.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 2003 and CHIN 2004 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3110 - Classical Chinese Literature

Classical Chinese literature, in a broad sense, covers a long history from antiquity to 1911 (the end of the Qing Dynasty). This course will concentrate on a selection of works, written in various genres and forms (some of which differ from that of English), from different historical periods, which, in way, represent some highlights of classical Chinese literature. Beginning with some Confucian and Daoist classics essential to Chinese cultural and literary traditions, we will closely read the selected texts and explore their artistic and human values. We will take cultural/historical approach in our reading and study each text in relation to its cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: A 2100-level literature survey course or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3120 - Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature

The fall of the Qing Dynasty (1911) and the New Cultural Movement (mid 1910s-1920s) ushered in the era of modern Chinese literature. In this course, we will read a selection of works from 1911 to 1949, the post-Mao period, and some writers from Taiwan. Some works are closely related to the cultural and political events before and after the Chinese revolution. We will read some of those events, such as the Chinese Revolution and the Cultural Revolution, which will provide necessary perspectives for readingthe texts. We will closely examine the literary merit of each text in relation to its cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: A 2100-level literature survey course or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3130 - Topics in Eastern and Western Literature

Topics may vary from year to year. A seminar on exploring a specific topic (e.g. the fallen woman) in Eastern and Western literature. Conducted in English and Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: A 2100-level literature survey course or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3250 - Intermediate-Advanced Chinese III

Guided informal discussions on assigned topics. Organized around the hierarchy of communicative linguistic functions, the course is designed to increase fluency, improve pronunciation, expand vocabulary and teach idiomatic expressions. Assignments include compositions, dictation, transcription, recitation and oral presentation. Class conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3260 - Intermediate-Advanced Chinese IV

Chinese 3260 is the continuation of Chinese 3250. It is designed to help students enhance skills in advanced oral communication through expansion of vocabulary and discussion of various topics in modern Chinese Society. Language lab work is required. Class is conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Chinese 3002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3310 - Chinese Conversation

Guided informal discussions on assigned topics. Organized around the hierarchy of communicative linguistic functions, the course is designed to increase fluency, improve pronunciation, expand vocabulary and teach idiomatic expressions. Assignments include compositions, dictation, transcription, recitation and oral presentation. Class conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3630 - Translation and Interpretation

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental Chinese-English translation and interpretation knowledge, and enable them to develop basic practical Chinese-English translation and interpretation skills. Students will work on translating and interpreting Chinese authentic written texts and audio clips into English. Language lab work required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3310 and CHIN 4310 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3640 - Chinese in the Workplace I

A comprehensive Chinese course designed for intermediate-high to rising advanced-low level language learners. It enhances the learners' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through drill practice, conversation, and composition. It focuses on the accurate use of the Chinese language as well as fluent communicating capabilities in a simulated workplace. The course will be conducted in Chinese through dialogue, discourse analysis, panel discussion, presentation, and written projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 3002 or permission from the department

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3650 - Explore China Through Film

Cinematic texts are mirrors of multiple dimensions of a society or a nation's historical, cultural, social, political, and economic. In this course we will screen films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan that have gained recognition for their landmark status and artistic quality, and read backgrounds and criticism on these movies. We will analyze the human and cultural values embedded in these movies, and examine their artistic approaches and styles. The course is conducted in English.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: English 1102 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3660 - Chinese in the Workplace II

This course is designed to help students who have finished at least two years of Mandarin Chinese language learning to develop interpretive, presentational, and interactive skills that are needed in workplace-related Chinese social contexts. Real cases of successful multinational Chinese and foreign companies and issues including marketing, branding, mergers and acquisitions, OEM, international expansion will be used as texts.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 3002 or department permission

Hours:
3



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CHIN 3950 - Study Abroad

The study of the Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 3960 - Study Abroad

The study of the Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 3970 - Study Abroad

The study of the Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 3990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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CHIN 4010 - Media Chinese

Media Chinese is an advanced reading course designed to enhance students' communication skills in Chinese and deepen students' understanding of contemporary China through media exploration. Students will read, interpret, and analyze articles detailing the economic, cultural, social, and political changes in China from the internet, newspapers, radio stations, and television broadcasts. The course will focus on enabling students to 1) understand the language in Chinese media; 2) comprehend the information presented; 3) recount events and summarize events while expressing their own opinions and comments; 4) write short essays. Class will be conducted in Chinese.  Class activities will include discussions, presentations, and projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3310 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4100 - Advanced Chinese I

This course is designed to deepen students' understanding of contemporary China and enhance their communication skills. Students will read and discuss authentic writings related to the economic, cultural, social, and political changes since the reform in China and the early 1980's. The focus will be on enabling students to 1) comprehend the readings: 2) recount and summarize events, and express opinions and comments: 3) write short essays. Class will be conducted in Chinese. Class activities will include discussions, presentations, and projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3250 and CHIN 3260 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4110 - Literary Chinese & Pre-Modern Literature

This course not only provides an introduction to the basic grammar and vocabulary of Literary Chinese or Classical Chinese (wenyanwen or guwen), but also deepens students' appreciation of Chinese literary and cultural traditions.  Literary Chinese served as the standard for written texts in traditional Chinese literature.  Its grammar, style, and expressions have profound influence on today's literary style found in newspapers, academic writings, and formal speeches.  In this course, students will have a close reading of a selection of classical texts in various genres and forms, including philosophical writing, historical narratives, prose poetry, and fiction in Chinese and English.  Through reading these classical texts and literary works, students will enrich their understanding of Chinese language, literature, and cultural values.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3001 and 3002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4120 - Readings in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature

This course provides both advanced language training and introduction to 20th-century Chinese literature. Students will read selected modern literary works in both the original language and English, including essays, fiction, poetry, and literary criticism from late 19th century to late 20th century. On the one hand, this course will focus on translation, language exercise, linguistic analysis, and discussion of the literary texts; on the other hand, it will introduce students to important authors, works, literary movements, schools, styles, as well as culture issues in Modern China. Class will be conducted in both Chinese and English.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3001 and CHIN 3002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4130 - Chinese Fiction

This course is a survey of Chinese fiction from ancient time to present day.  It will introduce students to major fiction genres and masterpieces of Chinese fiction from the Tang Dynasty to contemporary China, including wenyan xiaoshuo (stories in classical Chinese), vernacular stories during the Ming Dynasty, vernacular novels in late Imperial China, modern and contemporary fiction, and film adaptations of Chinese fiction. Students will read selected stories in Chinese and English. Literary analysis will focus on subjects, themes, language, the development of narrative strategy, and styles of a variety of Chinese narrative, as well as the intertextuality between fiction and other genres.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3001 and CHIN 3002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4200 - Advanced Chinese II

A continuation of Chinese 4100, this course is designed to deepen students' understanding of contemporary China and enhance their communication skills. Students will read and discuss authentic writings related to the economic, cultural, social, and political changes since the reform in China in the early 1980's. The focus will be on enabling students to 1) comprehend the readings: 2) recount events and summarize events, and express opinions and comments: 3) write short essays. Class will be conducted in Chinese. Class activities will include discussions, presentations, and projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3250 and CHIN 3260 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4300 - Chinese-English Translation and Interpretation

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental Chinese-English translation and interpretation knowledge, and enable them to develop basic practical Chinese-English translation and interpretation skills. Students will work on translating and interpreting Chinese authentic written texts and audio clips into English. Language lab work required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3250 and CHIN 3260 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4310 - Advanced Chinese Conversation

Chinese 4310 is the continuation of Chinese 3310 It is designed to help students enhance skills in advanced oral communication through expansion of vocabulary and discussion of various topics in modern Chinese Society. Language lab work is required. Class is conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 3002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4350 - Classical Chinese Literature

Classical Chinese literature, in a broad sense, covers a long history from antiquity to 1911 (the end of the Qing Dynasty). This course will concentrate on a selection of works, written in various genres and forms (some of which differ from that of English), from different historical periods, which, in way, represent some highlights of classical Chinese literature. Beginning with some Confucian and Daoist classics essential to Chinese cultural and literary traditions, we will closely read the selected texts and explore their artistic and human values. We will take cultural/historical approach in our reading and study each text in relation to its cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: A 2100-level literature survey course or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4400 - Modern/Contemporary Chinese Literature

The fall of the Qing Dynasty (1911) and the New Cultural Movement (mid 1910s-1920s) ushered in the era of modern Chinese literature. In this course, we will read a selection of works from 1911 to 1949, the post-Mao period, and some writers from Taiwan. Some works are closely related to the cultural and political events before and after the Chinese revolution. We will read some of those events, such as the Chinese Revolution and the Cultural Revolution, which will provide necessary perspectives for reading the texts. We will closely examine the literary merit of each text in relation to its cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: A 2100-level literature survey course or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4450 - Topics in Eastern and Western Literature

Topics may vary from year to year. A seminar on exploring a specific topic (e.g. the fallen woman) in Eastern and Western literature. Conducted in English.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: A 2100-level literature survey course or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4510 - Advanced Chinese Language I

This course is designed to deepen students' understanding of contemporary China and enhance their communication skills. Students will read and discuss authentic writings related to the economic, cultural, social, and political changes since the reform in China and the early 1980's. The focus will be on enabling students to 1) comprehend the readings: 2) recount and summarize events, and express opinions and comments: 3) write short essays. Class will be conducted in Chinese. Class activities will include discussions, presentations, and projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3310 and CHIN 4310 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4520 - Advanced Chinese Language II

A continuation of Chinese 4510, this course is designed to deepen students' understanding of contemporary China and enhance their communication skills. Students will read and discuss authentic writings related to the economic, cultural, social, and political changes since the reform in China in the early 1980's. The focus will be on enabling students to 1) comprehend the readings: 2) recount events and summarize events, and express opinions and comments: 3) write short essays. Class will be conducted in Chinese. Class activities will include discussions, presentations, and projects.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: CHIN 3310 and CHIN 4310 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4530 - Advanced Chinese III

Designed for Advanced-track Chinese Flagship students who are preparing to apply for the Flagship Capstone Year in China. This course is a media-based content course. It provides intensive listening and reading training to help students reach ILR level 2 listening and reading proficiency. Students will be exposed to authentic materials from the internet, newspaper, and other media at the ILR level 2 and 2+ on various topics, including culture, society, economy, politics, environment, science, security, etc. Student will develop learning strategies to understand the main ideas and most supporting details in media materials intended for native speakers. Non-Flagship students can also take this course to achieve a high level of language proficiency.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Complete at least four Chinese courses at 3000 or 4000-level or permission from department

Hours:
3



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CHIN 4910 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program on the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4920 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4930 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4940 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4950 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4960 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4970 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4980 - Study Abroad

The study of Chinese language and Chinese culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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CHIN 4990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature, or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and are announced in advance. May be repeated for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different. Chinese 3001 and 3002 recommended before.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: CHIN 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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