Mandarin (MAND)

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MAND 1100  3 credits  
Beginner Mandarin I  

Students will develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese while exploring the Chinese culture. Note: This course is intended for students who cannot write more than 200 Chinese characters.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): None. Any student with Grade 12 Mandarin or with previous language skills meeting or exceeding the learning outcomes of MAND 1100 is not permitted to register in this introductory course. Students with a competence in the language beyond the level of the course in which they are registered may be required to withdraw.

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_3

MAND 1101  3 credits  
Beginner Mandarin II  

Students will build on the basic skills and continue to develop oral, listening, reading and writing skills while further exploring the Chinese culture in the Canadian context.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 1100, or Mandarin 11 (with a grade C or higher), or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 2200  3 credits  
Intermediate Mandarin I  

Students will practice and enhance the basic linguistic skills developed in Mandarin 1101 and will acquire additional grammatical structures and vocabulary for achieving intermediate proficiency in conversation, reading, writing and translation as well as further understanding of the Chinese culture and customs.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 1101, or Mandarin 12 (with a grade C or higher), or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 2201  3 credits  
Intermediate Mandarin II  

Students will build on previously acquired linguistic skills to further the development of speaking and writing skills and the understanding of the Chinese culture. They will focus on intermediate reading, conversation, translation and composition.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 2200, or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 3310  3 credits  
Upper Intermediate Mandarin: Reading And Writing I  

Students will use a communicative approach to reinforce and expand their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the upper intermediate level with a special focus on the first two linguistic skills. They will study more complex grammatical structures and vocabulary as well as a variety of topics on social and cultural issues. They will achieve upper intermediate proficiency in both reading and writing in various social and cultural contexts. Note: Students with a competence in the language beyond the level of the course in which they are registered may be required to withdraw.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 2201 or MAND 12 with an A or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 3311  3 credits  
Upper Intermediate Mandarin II: Reading and Writing  

MAND 3311 is a continuation of MAND 3310. Students will use a holistic approach to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of the Chinese language at the upper intermediate level with a special focus on the first two linguistic skills. They will consolidate their language knowledge with more complex grammatical structures, phrases and idioms. Students will gain more writing skills with various forms in Chinese social and cultural contexts. They will achieve upper intermediate proficiency in both reading and writing with more sophisticated skills and advanced usages

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 3310 or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 4321  3 credits  
Business Chinese I  

Students will learn specialized Chinese business vocabulary, conventions of business interaction and correspondence so as to be able to participate adequately in various business activities, and to process different Chinese business documents. Note: Students must know approximately 2000 Chinese characters

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 3311 or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 4323  3 credits  
Business Chinese II  

Students will continue to learn specialized Chinese business vocabulary, conventions of business interaction and correspondence so as to further enhance their ability to participate fully in various Chinese business activities, and to deal with different business documents.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 4321 or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 4481  3 credits  
Modern Chinese Literature I  

Students will study modern Chinese literature from the May 4th Movement in 1919 to 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded. They will read a selection of the best known modern Chinese fiction, prose and poetry written during this period by writers in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as by overseas Chinese writers. Students will also learn basic literary theories so as to cultivate their ability for literary analysis, appreciation and research.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 3311 or assessment by the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

MAND 4483  3 credits  
Modern Chinese Literature II  

Students will study modern Chinese literature from 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded to the beginning of the 21st century. They will read a selection of the best known modern Chinese fiction, prose and poetry written during this period by writers in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong as well as by overseas Chinese writers. Students will continue to learn literary theories to further aid their literary understanding, appreciation and research.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAND 4481 or assessment by the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

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