Fall Language Courses

I. Chinese Language Courses
II. Japanese Language Courses
III. Korean Language Courses
IV. Tibetan Language Courses
V. Vietnamese Language Courses

Chinese

CHNS C1101 First-Year Chinese I

Xu, Jia
MTWR 8:50-9:55, 424 Kent Hall

Wang, Xiaodan
MTWR 10:10-11:15, 424 Kent Hall

Hu, Lingjun
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 411 Kent Hall

Yan, Ling
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 424 Kent Hall

Zhang, Yuanyuan
MTWR 1:10-2:15, 424 Kent Hall

Yan, Ling
MTWR 4:10-5:15, 411 Kent Hall

Chiang, Mei-I
MTWR 6:10-7:15, 424 Kent Hall

Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged. The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Students who already can speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W1011 Introductory Chinese B

Xiao, Hanyu
MW 8:50-9:55, 423 Kent Hall

Xiao, Hanyu
MW 11:40-12:55, 423 Kent hall

Prerequisites: Chinese W1010y (offered in the Spring only) or the equivalent. The program is designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing colloquial Chinese. This course (Part II) is offered in the Fall only. The two parts (I and II) together cover the same materials as Chinese C1101/F1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese C1102/F1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1111 First-Year Chinese W I

Chiang, Mei-I
MWF 10:10-11:25, 423 Kent Hall

Wang, Hailong
TRF 4:10-5:25, 424 Kent Hall

The course is specially designed for students of Chinese heritage and advanced beginners with good speaking skills. It aims to develop the student’s basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. Pinyin system is introduced; standard Chinese pronunciation, and traditional characters. Classes will be conducted mostly in Chinese. Open to students with Mandarin speaking ability in Chinese only. Enrollment limited to 25. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1201 Second-Year Chinese N I

Qi, Shaoyan
MTWR 10:10-11:15, 411 Kent Hall

Wang, Xiaodan
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 411 Kent Hall

Xiao, Hanyu
MTWR 2:40-3:45, 411 Kent Hall

Jiang, Rong
MTWR 4:10-5:15, 405 Kent Hall

Prerequisites: Chinese C1101-1102 or F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses. Designed to further the student’s four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS C1221 Second-Year Chinese W I
Xu, Jia
MWF 10:10-11:25, 405 Kent Hall

Prerequisites: CHNS C1112 or F1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses. Enrollment limited to 25. Continuation of CHNS C1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters.  CC GS EN CE

CHNS F1201 Second-Year Chinese I
Zhang, Yuanyuan
MTWR 6:10-7:15, 522B Kent Hall

Prerequisites: Chinese C1101-1201 or F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Languages Courses. Same course as C1201x-C1202y.   Enrollment limited to 18. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W3301 Intro to Classical Chinese
Wu, Chen
MWF 11:00-11:50, 402 Hamilton Hall

Prerequisites: completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean

CHNS W4003 Third-Chinese N I

Wang, Zhirong
MTWR 8:50-9:55, 522B Kent Hall

Shi, Zhongqi
MTWR 11:40-12:45, 522B Kent Hall

Hu, Lingjun
MTWR 4:10-5:15, 522B Kent Hall

Jiang, Rong
MTWR 6:10-7:15, 522A Kent Hall

Enrollment limited to 15. Prerequisite for W4003: CHNS C1202 or F1202, or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4004: CHNS W4003 or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses. This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student’s fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4005 Third-Year Chinese W I
Wang, Hailong
MWF 10:10-11:25, 652 Schermerhorn Hall

Enrollment limited to 25. Prerequisite for W4005: CHNS C1222 or F1222, or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4006: CHNS W4005 or the equivalent. Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

CHNS W4012 Business Chinese I
Zhongqi Shi
MTWR 10:00-10:50, 507 Hamilton Hall

Prerequisites: Two years Chinese study at college level. This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for two years at college level and are interested in business studies concerning China.  It offers systematic descriptions of Chinese language used in business discourse.  CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4014 Media Chinese
Yuan-Yuan Meng
MTWR 12:00-12:50, 254 IAB

Prerequisites: At least 3 years of intensive Chinese language training at college level and instructor approval. This advanced course is designed to specifically train students’ listening and speaking skills in both formal and colloquial language through various Chinese media sources. Students view and discuss excerpts of Chinese TV news broadcasts, soap operas, and movie segments on a regular basis. Close reading of newspaper and internet articles and blogs supplements the training of verbal skills.

CHNS G4015 Fourth-Year Chinese

Yuan-Yuan Meng
MTWR 10:00-10:50, 522C Kent Hall

Ling Yan
MWR 6:10-7:25, 405 Kent Hall

Prerequisite for G4015: CHNS W4004 or the equivalent. Prequisite for G4016: CHNS G4015 or the equivalent. Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

CHNS W4017 Advanced Fourth-Year Chinese
Chen Wu
MWF 1:10-2:25, 522A Kent Hall

Prerequisites: Prerequisite for W4017: CHNS W4006 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4018: CHNS W4017 or the equivalent. This is a non-consecutive reading course designed for those whose proficiency is above 4th level. See Admission to Language Courses. Selections from contemporary Chinese authors in both traditional and simplified characters with attention to expository, journalistic, and literary styles.

CHNS W4904 Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language
Shaoyan Qi
TR 2:40-3:55, 522D Kent Hall

For more than forty years, second language acquisition (SLA) has been emerging as an independent field of inquiry with its own research agenda and theoretical paradigms. The study of SLA is inherently interdisciplinary, as it draws on scholarship from the fields of linguistics, psychology, education, and sociology. This course explores how Chinese is acquired by non-native speakers. Students will learn about general phenomena and patterns during the process of acquiring a new language. They will become familiar with important core concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research practices of the field of SLA, with Chinese as the linguistic focus.

Japanese

JPNS C1101 First-Year Japanese I

Eguchi Shigeru
MTWR 10:10A-11:15A, 303 Hamilton 

Tatsumi Naofumi
MTWR 11:40A-12:45P, 522D Kent Hall

Loetscher, Kyoko M
MTWR 1:10P-2:15P, 522B Kent Hall

Okamoto Keiko
MTWR 2:40P-3:45P, 424 Kent Hall

Sato, Tomomi
MTWR 4:10P-5:15P, 423 Kent Hall

Prerequisite for C1102: JPNS C1101, F1101, or W1001-W1002, or the equivalent. Basic training in Japanese through speaking, listening, reading and writing in various cultural contexts

JPNS C1201 Second-Year Japanese I

Park Jisuk
MTWR 11:40A-12:45P, 405 Kent Hall

Eguchi Shigeru
MTWR 1:10P-2:15P, 405 Kent Hall

Nittono Miharu
MTWR 2:40P-3:45P, 522A Kent Hall

Tatsumi Naofumi
MTWR 4:10P-5:15P, 522D Kent Hall

Prerequisite for C1201: JPNS C1102 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for C1202: JPNS C1201 or the equivalent. Further practice in the four language skills. Participation in a once a week conversation class is required.

JPNS C5016 Fifth-Year Japanese I
Nittono Miharu
MW 4:10P-5:25P, 522A Kent Hall

Prerequisite for G5016: JPNS W4018 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for G5017: JPNS G5016 or the equivalent. This course is intended to help students to develop language skills necessary for academic research. Students will read articles of various genres, watch videos, and debate issues from a wide range of fields, including economics, politics, history, comparative literature and current issues.

JPNS W1002 Introductory Japanese B

Sato, Tomomi
MW 11:40A-12:45P, 522C Kent Hall

Sato, Tomomi
TR 5:40P-6:45P, 411 Kent Hall

Prerequisite for W1002: C+ or above in JPNS W1001 or pass the placement test. The sequence begins in the spring term. JPNS W1001-W1002 is equivalent to JPNS C1101 or F1101 and fulfills the requirement for admission to JPNS C1102 or F1102. Aims at the acquisition of basic Japanese grammar and Japanese culture with an emphasis on accurate communication in speaking and writing. CC GS EN CE GSAS

JPNS W4005 Third Year Japanese I

Okamoto Keiko
MTWR 1:10P-2:15P, 423 Kent Hall

Loetscher, Kyoko M
MTWR 2:40P-3:45P, 423 Kent Hall

Nazikian Fumiko
MTWR 10:10A-11:15A, 522A Kent Hall

Prerequisite for W4005: JPNS C1202 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4006: JPNS W4005 or the equivalent. Readings in authentic/semi-authentic texts, videos, and class discussions.

JPNS W4017 Fourth Year Japanese I

Nazikian Fumiko
MWF 1:10P-2:25P, 408 Hamilton Hall

Park Jisuk
MWF 8:40A-9:55A, 522D Kent Hall

Prerequisite for W4017: JPNS W4006 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for W4018: JPNS W4017 or the equivalent. Sections 1 & 2: Readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political, and journalistic texts, and class discussions about current issues and videos. Exercises in scanning, comprehension, and English translation. Section 3: Designed for advanced students interested in developing skills for reading and comprehending modern Japanese scholarship.

Korean

KORN W1001 Introductory Korean A
Instructor TBA
MW 11:40A-12:45P, TBA

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

KORN W1002 Introductory Korean B

Yi Hyunkyu
MW 2:40P-3:45P, 522B Kent Hall

Yi Hyunkyu
TR 2:40P-3:45P, 522B Kent Hall

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

KORN W1101 First Year Korean I

Song Sunhee
MTWR 1:10P-2:15P, 325 Pupin

Lee Beom
MTWR 4:10P-5:15P, 101 Kent Hall

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II. Note: Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the Director of the Korean Language Program.

KORN W1201 Second Year Korean I

Schulz, Carol H
MTWR 1:10P-2:15P, 522D Kent Hall

Song, Sunhee
MTWR 2:40P-3:45P, 405 Kent Hall

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.. Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar. Note: Consultation with instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

KORN W4005 Third Year Korean I
Schulz, Carol H
MTWR 10:10A-11:15A, 522D Kent Hall

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction — East Asian Languages and Cultures.) Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

KORN W4105 Fourth Year Korean I
Yi Hyunkyu
MWR 10:10A-11:25A, 628 Kent Hall

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent. Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

KORN G5011 Fifth Year Korean I
Lee Beom
MW 10:10A-11:25A, 502 Northwest Corner Building

Tibetan

TIBT G4600 First Year Modern Tibetan I
Tsering, Sonam
MTWR 1:10P-2:15P, 352B IAB

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

TIBT G4603 Second Year Modern Tibetan I
Tsering, Sonam
MW 2:40P-3:45P, 652 Schermerhorn Hall

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the First Year course. The course focuses on the further development of their skills in using the language to engage with practical topics and situations, such as seeing a doctor, reading news, writing letters, and listening to music.

TIBT G4611 Third Year Modern Tibetan I
Tsering, Sonam
T 11:00P-12:15P, 412 Kent Hall
R 10:40P-11:45P, 412 Kent Hall

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

TIBT W4410 First Year Classical Tibetan I
Hackett, Paul G
MW 11:00A-12:50P, 352C IAB

TIBT W4412 Second Year Classical Tibetan I
Hackett, Paul G
MW 3:10P-5:00P, 352C IAB

Vietnamese

VIET W1101 First Year Vietnamese
Lap, James T
MW 12:00P-1:50P, Kress Room (Starr Library)

The objective of this course is to help students acquire the basic grammar and writing system of modern Vietnamese and a core vocabulary through emphasis on integrated skills, including speaking, listening, writing, and reading comprehension.