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Russian and Eastern Studies (RAE)

RAE 120  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Chinese Culture  

Examines economic, political, cultural, and social realities that offer more opportunities and engagement at every level for non-native Chinese people. Includes some basic vocabulary. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
RAE 150  (4 credit hours)  
Elementary Chinese I  

Introduces basic modes of communication in Chinese. Stresses speaking, listening, reading and writing as target skills. Emphasizes everyday language which the students will learn by applying essential grammatical structures to vocabulary. Presents an overview of the cultures of China. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours).

Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture
RAE 151  (4 credit hours)  
Elementary Chinese II  

Continues the study of basic Chinese through grammar, reading, and oral practice. Stresses speaking and listening as the target skills; reading and writing remain centered on intense and repetitive practice with the pinyin character system. Emphasizes everyday language. Presents an overview of the cultures of China.

Pre-requisite: RAE 150 or consent of instructor Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).
Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture