CHIN 302

Third-Year Mandarin

Course Description

Advanced-level Mandarin skills, especially media discourse and reading.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Min

4

Fixed

4

Fixed

5

Fixed

0

Title

Reading Journalistic Texts

Learning Outcome

Read journalistic texts at the ACTFL advanced-mid level, demonstrating the ability to both skim and scan texts as well as read for details. (See Chinese major learning outcome 2)

Title

Summarizing, Writing, and Translating

Learning Outcome

Summarize news stories, express personal insights, and write and translate descriptive reports in formal written Chinese at the ACTFL intermediate-high level and in spoken Chinese at the advanced-low level. (See Chinese major learning outcome 2)

Title

Understanding Discourse

Learning Outcome

Understand the structure of Chinese media discourse, including grammar and stylistics, within the Chinese cultural context. (See Chinese major learning outcome 3)

Title

Listening Comprehension and Speaking Proficiency

Learning Outcome

Understand the main points of spoken Chinese on television and radio news broadcasts at the ACTFL advanced-mid level. (See Chinese major learning outcome 1). Speak Mandarin Chinese at the ACTFL advanced-mid level, demonstrating the ability to defend a point of view, narrate events, and give a basic presentation. (See Chinese major learning outcome 1)