CHINESE COURSES

language courses

  •  CHI 1120  Elementary Chinese I
  •  CHI 1121  Elementary Chinese II
  •  CHI 2220  Intermediate Chinese   
  •  CHI 3240  Reading and Conversation
  •  CHI 3404  Chinese Calligraphy and Poetry
  •  CHI 3420  Chinese Grammar and Composition  
  •  CHI 3440r Business Chinese I
  •  CHI 3440r Business Chinese II
  •  CHI 3501  Readings in Short Stories and Essays
  •  CHI 4410  Advanced Chinese I
  •  CHI 4411  Advanced Chinese II
  •  CHI 4503  Readings in Chinese History
  •  CHI 4905r Directed Individual Studies
  •  CHI 4930r Special Topics

 Literature and culture courses in English translation

  •  CHT 3391r Chinese Cinema
  •  CHT 3930r Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
  •  CHT 3123r Pre-Modern Chinese literature in Translation

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CHI 1120 Elementary Chinese I
This course is for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. It aims to help students to obtain an adequate grasp of basic language skills in both spoken and written Chinese and to lay a good foundation for further study of this language or fulfilling the language requirement at FSU.

  • Prerequisites: none.
  • Credit hours: 4, the first component of the three basic course sequence (CHI 1120, 1121, 2220), which fulfills the FSU language requirement.

CHI 1121 Elementary Chinese II
As a follow-up course to CHI 1120, this course expands students’ familiarity with listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese.

  • Prerequisites: CHI 1120 or permission of instructor.
  • Credit hours: 4, the second component of the three basic course sequence (CHI 1120, 1121, 2220), which fulfills the FSU language requirement.

CHI 2220 Intermediate Chinese
This course continues to develop the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese by introducing more grammar, vocabulary, and sentence patterns on the intermediate level.

  • Prerequisites: CHI 1121 or permission of instructor.
  • Credit hours: 4, the last component of the three basic course sequence (CHI 1120, 1121, 2220), which fulfills the FSU language requirement, and counts as the first course towards Chinese minor.

CHI 3240 Reading & Conversation
This course helps students to consolidate their knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary that they have learned previously, in particular further developing their communicative proficiency in speaking and reading Chinese. It serves the best purpose if taken concurrently with CHI 3420.

  • Prerequisites: CHI 2220 or permission of instructor.
  • Credit hours: 3, counts towards Chinese major/minor.

CHI 3420 Chinese Grammar & Composition
Offered as a follow-up course to CHI 2220, this course focuses on reading and writing at the high intermediate level, and also helps to develop proficiency in listening and speaking and a good awareness of contemporary Chinese culture. Students who take this course are encouraged to take CHI 3240 concurrently.

  • Prerequisites: CHI 2220 or permission of instructor.
  • Credit hours: 3, counts towards Chinese major/minor.

CHI 3440 Business Chinese I
This course is for students interested in obtaining Chinese language skills and cultural awareness from a business perspective.  It develops the abilities necessary to read business-related texts in Chinese, make business presentations as well as conduct business negotiations.  It also acquaints students with an extensive knowledge of Chinese business culture and business practices.

  • Prerequisites: CHI 2220 or permission of instructor.
  • Credit hours: 3, counts towards Chinese major/minor.

CHI 4410 Advanced Chinese  I
Designed to enhance the comprehensive language skills of students who have taken Chinese language courses for three years or have acquired equivalent language ability, this course develops advanced skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing by helping students to grasp complex grammar and increase vocabulary extensively. It also enables them to use the target language to discuss an array of topics concerning economy, culture, society and politics of contemporary China in global contexts.

  • Prerequisites: two CHI 3xxx courses or permission of instructor.
  • Credit hours: 3, counts towards Chinese major/minor.

CHT 3391 Chinese Film
This course enables students to study Chinese cinema both as a unique genre of modern arts and as a powerful sociopolitical discourse by presenting representative films from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Upon completing the course, students will have attained 1) an overall view of the development of film in China, 2) the necessary skills for interpreting the cinematic language, 3) some basic knowledge of Chinese literary and aesthetic conventions, and 4) an appropriate understanding of the social issues and cultural customs illuminated on the Chinese screen. Taught in English.

  • Prerequisites: none.
  • Credit hours: 3, counts towards Chinese major/minor, multicultural requirement, and liberal studies requirement.

CHT 3930 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
This course focuses on Chinese literature at the modern time spanning from the early twentieth century to the present. Students will read English translations of representative works by major writers during this period not only from mainland China but also from Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora. Readings will cover primary literary genres—the novel, poetry, essay, and drama. In addition to learning analytical and critical skills whereby to interpret and appreciate modern Chinese literary texts, students will also be able to obtain knowledge of the historical and sociopolitical changes of modern China that informed the production of these works.

  • Prerequisites: none.
  • Credit hours: 3, counts towards Chinese major/minor, and multicultural requirement.

Business Courses for Chinese major with business concentration

Core Courses:
ECO 2013 - Economics of the National Economy (Prerequisite - none)  
ECO 2023 - Economics of the Price System (Prerequisite - none)  
ACG 2021 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (Prerequisite - none) 
ACG 2071 - Introduction of Managerial Accounting (Prerequisites - ACG 2021 with grade of C- or more)  
MAN 3600 - Multinational Business Operations (Prerequisites ECO 2013, ECO 2023) 

Plus one of the 3 following specialized tracks:

Finance
FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (Prerequisites - ECO 2023, ACG 2021)  
FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance (Prerequisites - ECO 2013, ACG 2021)  
FIN 4604 Multinational Finance Management (Prerequisites - FIN 3403, FIN 3244)  
Plus one of the following (3 cr): MAN 4605, or MAN 4631, or an advanced Finance course (3000-4000 level)

Marketing 
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (Prerequisites - ECO 2023, one behavioral science)  
MAR 4156 Multinational Marketing (Prerequisites - MAR 3023, MAN 3600)  
Plus two of the following (6 cr): MAN 4605, or MAN 4631, or an advanced marketing course  (3000-4000 level)

Management 
MAN 3240 Organizational Behaviors  
MAN 4605 Cross-Cultural Management (Prerequisite - MAN 3240)  
Plus two additional advanced Management courses (3000-4000 level)

Total Business component: 27 semester hours (may include 6 hours in Business Chinese)