ASIANLAN 410 - Media Chinese I
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
(ASIANLAN 302 or 304) or by Assignment of ASIANLAN 410 by Placement Exam.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

With the global rise of Greater China (comprised of Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong), the study of its internal affairs has become an important component of studying the Chinese language. Chinese media—newspapers, television and radio programs, movies, and the internet—provide ideal resources for this purpose. This course introduces basic vocabulary, news forms, and cultural knowledge through carefully selected and organized lessons covering topics from politics, economies, and culture to sports; after students learn to decode news items, they will be helped to search on their own for the latest news in a variety of media.

By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to read and listen to basic media publications and programs and be able to summarize information that they have listened to or read with greater ease. This should allow them to gain a better understanding of both Chinese culture and some of the major political, economic, and social issues.

Course Requirements:

Students will be graded based on presentations, homework, quizzes, unit tests and a final project. Participation in classroom activities such as a daily news report will also influence their final grade.

ASIANLAN 410 - Media Chinese I
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001 (REC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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