Russian and Eastern Studies (RAE)
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).
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).
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.