2010-2011 Course Listings
111. Beginning Chinese I. 5 semester hours.
Introduction to spoken putonghua and the Chinese writing system. Mastery of 250 characters and compounds expected. Every year.
112F. Beginning Chinese II. 5 semester hours.
Continuation of 111. Mastery of another 300 characters and compounds expected. Prerequisite: Chinese 111 or its equivalent. Every year.
130. Chinese Topics. 4 semester hours.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of interest to the entire campus community. Taught in English, reading in English. Some sections are writing intensive. This course may be repeated for credit.
151. Modern Chinese Film and Fiction. 4 semester hours.
Survey of film and fiction in 20th century China. Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the subject matter. Taught in English. Every year.
211. Intermediate Chinese I. 5 semester hours.
Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and grammatical competency. Classes are conducted in spoken putonghua. 90 minutes of independent work in the Foreign Language Learning Center are required. Prerequisite: Chinese 112. Every year.
212. Intermediate Chinese II. 5 semester hours.
Continuation of 211. 90 minutes of independent work in the Foreign Language Learning Center are required. Prerequisite: Chinese 211. Every year.
230. Chinese Topics. 1 - 6 semester hours. Students may be awarded 5 or 6 semester hours for study abroad only.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of interest to the entire campus community. Taught in English or Chinese as designed by the instructor. Some sections may be writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
241: Foreign Language Learning Center Tutor Training. 2 semester hours.
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train incoming and potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC). Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the College Reading and Learning Association stating that they are certified level 2 tutors. This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC. Every year. There are no course prerequisites for this course, but students must be recommended by a language faculty member.
311. Directed Reading of Chinese Newspapers. 4 semester hours.
Emphasis on tactics and skills of reading Chinese newspapers. Class work is conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese 212 or permission of instructor. Every year.
312. Directed Readings of Chinese Literature. 4 semester hours.
Intensive study of pieces representative of Republican and Communist style literature. Focus primarily on modern fiction. Prerequisite: Chinese 311 or permission of instructor. Every year.
330. Chinese Topics. 4 semester hours.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of interest to the entire campus community. Taught in English, readings in English. May be writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
380. Methods for Teaching Foreign Language (K-12). 4 semester hours.
Course to acquire an understanding of the history and rationale for foreign language instruction and of the relationship between theories of language learning and classroom practice. The student learns to plan, implement and evaluate language instruction for students at the elementary and secondary school levels, and to enrich curriculum content to promote appreciation of the customs, values and history of other cultures. Field experience is included. Prerequisite: Completion of two 200-level courses in the target language or by permission of the instructor. Alternate years.
490. Independent Study. 4 semester hours.
Tutorials for the student who has excelled in previous study of putonghua. Thematic content chosen according to student’s intellectual interests. Conducted entirely in putonghua. Every year. This course may be repeated for credit.
491. Internship. Variable credit.