Master Course Outline CHIN& 121 Chinese I

Master Course Outline
CHIN& 121
Chinese I
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with elementary knowledge of
spoken and written Chinese. The course will focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Additional attention is given to relevant topics in Chinese culture and history. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies
humanities distribution area “E” requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
Credits: 5 lecture hours
Prerequisites: N/A
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 095 or concurrent enrollment; or placement in ENGL& 101
Co-requisites: N/A
Learning Outcomes:
acquire, recognize, and recall extensive Chinese vocabulary
employ vocabulary and grammar effectively in creating Chinese conversation
discover parallels among language patterns within Chinese and between Chinese and English
analyze and apply various language paradigms
critically examine and translate texts, assessing differences in vocabulary, usage, and grammar
develop a perspective to view foreign cultures, languages, and customs
Course Resources/Textbooks/Website: To be determined – check the GHC Bookstore
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this
course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day: W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week
(Thursday of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will
receive the grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing
the work. Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor,
advisor and financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete
withdrawals from all courses.
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