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IMPORTANT!
Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

Chinese

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Chinese. Most sections require the use of a computer with Internet access for class resources and/or to complete assignments.

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.

1427 11:10a-12:40p MWF DRSCHR 221 Wu X

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

1428 2:30p-4:55p TTh MC 3 Wu D

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

4082 5:00p-7:25p MW DRSCHR 221 Wu X

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

CHNESE 2, Elementary Chinese 2 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3B (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.

1429 12:45p-2:15p MWF DRSCHR 221 Wu X

Arrange-1 Hour DRSCHR 219

CHNESE 3, Intermediate Chinese 1 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 3 (Humanities) Prerequisite: Chinese 2*. Advisory: Skill levels equivalent to those taught in Chinese 2.

This course builds on language skills developed in Chinese 1 and 2. The course will complete and review basic grammar and key sentence patterns of Chinese, provide practice in the appropriate use of idiomatic expressions, and further develop skill in reading and writing Hanzi (Chinese characters). It will also build vocabulary, expand reading comprehension, and encourage more extensive conversation in Chinese. It will cover additional aspects about Chinese culture and history. 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 three years of high school Chinese.

4083 7:30p-9:55p TTh HSS 203 Yu X

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