May 31, 2023  
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
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CHI 295-01 - Special Topic: The Chinese Language: Description and History

4 credits (Spring)
This course introduces the characteristics of the Chinese language. Students will learn about the sounds and word structure of modern standard Chinese, the history of Chinese, the Chinese writing system, Chinese dialects, the relationship of Chinese to its neighboring languages, language in Chinese society, and modern language planning, reform, and standardization. Readings and discussion in English.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing. No previous knowledge of Chinese is required. 
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Zhang