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Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Chinese.

CHNESE 1, Elementary Chinese 1    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.

Using an audio-lingual approach, this course teaches pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar fundamentals as essential elements in reading, writing, and understanding elementary Chinese. The course also covers necessary culture, customs, philosophy, and history which serve as keys to studying the Chinese language. Language lab is required.

1343   9:30a-11:00a MWF   LA 214   Li G

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

1344   12:45p-2:15p TThF   BUNDY 235   Staff

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

Above section 1344 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4074   5:00p-7:25p MW   LA 214   Wu D

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

CHNESE 2, Elementary Chinese 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Chinese 1*.

This course is a continuation of Chinese 1, which covers elementary grammar. It provides students with further basic oral and writing skills while acquainting them with the language. It also includes the reading of simplified texts with emphasis on oral expression and further study of Chinese history and culture. Language lab is required. This course is taught in Chinese except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Chinese.

1345   12:45p-2:15p TThF   LA 214   Li G

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

CHNESE 4, Intermediate Chinese 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language UC only • Prerequisite: Chinese 3 or equivalent.

This course builds on language skills developed in Chinese 3. The course will review and expand on elementary Chinese grammar, provide practice in the appropriate use of set phrases and idioms, and further develop skills in reading and writing. It will enrich vocabulary, further develop reading comprehension, improve conversation and basic writing skills; and it will encompass aspects of Chinese culture and history. This course is taught in Chinese except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

4075   7:30p-9:55p MW   HSS 153   Yu X

Above section 4075 is part of the Scholars Program and is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Scholars Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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