Course Descriptions

CHNS 1001: ELEMENTARY Chinese i

  • Class Schedule:  3 hours per week
  • Chinese 1001 is an elementary Mandarin Chinese course designed for students with no prior knowledge of Chinese. It provides a foundation for all four language skills, i.e., listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to native speakers. Heritage speakers and students who had Chinese in high school should take the placement exam. Students must earn a C or better in order to take Chinese 1002.

chns 1002: ELEMENTARY Chinese ii

  • Class Schedule:  3 hours per week
  • A continuation of Chinese 1001. Chinese 1002 offers continued intensive study of modern spoken and written Chinese, stressing the four basic language skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Not open to native speakers. Heritage speakers and students who had Chinese in high school should take the placement exam. Students must earn a C or better in order to take Chinese 2001.
  • Prerequisite: CHNS 1001, grade of C or better

CHNS 2001: INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I

  • Class Schedule: 3 hours per week
  • Chinese 2001 is an intermediate course designed for students who have successfully completed Chinese 1001 and 1002. This course will continue the development of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. No native speakers allowed in the class. Heritage speakers should take the placement exam. Students must earn a C or better in order to take Chinese 2002.
  • Prerequisite: CHNS 1002, grade of C or better

CHNS 2002: INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II

  • Class Schedule: 3 hours per week
  • Chinese 2002 is an intermediate course that will continue to intensify the development of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills and cultural awareness. Not open to native speakers. Heritage speakers should take the placement exam. 
  • Prerequisite: CHNS 2001, grade of C or better

CHNS 2950: chinese studies

  • Class Schedule: 3 hours per week
  • Chinese 2950 is a variable content course taught in English that will center on China, or a specific issue dealing with Chinese culture. It is an interdisciplinary introduction to Chinese society and culture from earliest times to the present. Focus is on the formative thoughts and the overall development of Chinese culture and society. May not satisfy foreign language requirement.
For more information, please contact the Department of English & Foreign Languages at 706-737-1500 or efl@augusta.edu.