Chinese Language Program

The Bi-College Chinese Program offers five years of instruction in Mandarin Chinese.

First-year Chinese (CNSE001-002) and Second-year Chinese (CNSE003-004) both have master and drill sections. First-year Chinese (CNSE001-002) is a year-long course. Both semesters must be completed in order to receive credit. Advanced Chinese, offered each semester with a different topic, can be taken as Fourth- or Fifth-year Chinese, with one credit per semester, and repeated as long as the topics differ. For students with a background in Chinese, we offer CNSE007-008 after administering a placement test. Upon completion of this full year sequence, students move on to Second-year Chinese. The approved Study Abroad program for Chinese is CET.


Faculty

The C.V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics

On leave 2017-2018

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Chinese Program Details

The Bi-Co Chinese Program offers five years of instruction in Mandarin Chinese.

  • First-year Chinese (CNSE 001-002) and Second-year Chinese (CNSE 003–004) both have master and drill sections.
  • First-year Chinese (CNSE 001–002) is a year-long course. Students must complete both semesters to receive credit.
  • We offer Advanced Chinese each semester with a different topic; students can take this as Fourth- or Fifth-year Chinese, with one credit per semester, and repeat the course as long as the topics differ.
  • We offer CNSE 007-008 for students with a background in Chinese, based on results of a placement test. Upon completion of this full-year sequence, students move on to Second-year Chinese.

The approved Study Abroad program for Chinese is CET (China Educational Tours, http://cetacademicprograms.com). If you have questions, contact the Director of the Chinese Program, Shizhe Huang (shuang@haverford. edu), who also serves as the advisor for Chinese Minor.

Chinese Minor Declaraton Form


Courses

CNSEH001A001 Intensive First-Year Chinese
Changchun Zhang
An intensive introductory course in modern spoken and written Chinese. The development of oral-aural skills is integrated through grammar explanations and drill sessions designed to reinforce new material through active practice. Six hours a week of lecture and oral practice, plus individual conference. This is a year-long course, both semesters are required for credit.; Humanities (HU)

CNSEH101A001 Third-Year Chinese
Changchun Zhang
A focus on overall language skills through reading and discussion of modern short stories, as well as on students facility in written and oral expression through readings in modern drama and screenplays. Readings include representative works from the May Fourth Period (1919-27) to the present. Audio and videotapes of drama and films are used as study aids.; Prerequisite: Second- Year Chinese or permission of instructor.; Humanities (HU)

CNSEH201A001 Advanced Chinese: Language in Chinese Culture and Society
Shizhe Huang
Development of language ability in the areas of modern Chinese literature, history and/ or philosophy. Speaking and reading skills are equally emphasized through a consideration of the intellectual, historical and social significance of representative works.; Prerequisite: Third-year Chinese or permission of instructor.; Humanities (HU)

CNSEH202B001 Advanced Chinese: Food in Chinese Culture
Shizhe Huang
Development of language ability in the areas of modern Chinese literature, history and/ or philosophy. Speaking and reading skills are equally emphasized through a consideration of the intellectual, historical and social significance of representative works.; Prerequisite: First semester of fourth year Chinese or consent of the instructor.; Humanities (HU)