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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.


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.

1396   9:30a-11:00a TThF   MC 2   Yu X

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

1397   2:30p-4:00p MWF   DRSCHR 217   Wu X

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4083   5:00p-7:25p MW   DRSCHR 217   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.

1398   12:45p-2:15p MWF   DRSCHR 213   Wu X

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4084   7:30p-9:55p MW   MC 2   Wu D

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

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