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Elementary Chinese I

 

MF 8:00 - 8:50, TR 8:00 - 9:15 
MF 9:05 - 9:55, TR 9:30 - 10:45 
MF 11:15 - 12:05, TR 11:00 - 12:15
MF 12:20 - 1:10, TR 12:30 - 1:45
MF 1:25 - 2:15, TR 2:00 - 3:15

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in modern Mandarin Chinese. Come practice basic conversation, learn how to write Chinese characters and begin to read Chinese. Classroom work includes dialogue practice and performance of Chinese songs and skits.

Intermediate Chinese I

Course Times:

MWF 9:05 - 9:55
MWF 10:10 - 11:00
MWF 1:25 - 2:15

This third semester course further develops skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. In class you will hear and respond to Chinese conversation and will write your own dialogues and skits. We will study vocabulary and grammar for specific life situations and read simple stories in Chinese. This course will prepare you for more advanced Chinese classes here at UGA and for study abroad in China.

Advanced Chinese I

MWF 11:15 - 12:05

MWF 1:25 - 2:15

Third year Chinese introduces advanced grammar, reading and composition in modern Mandarin. In this course you will learn to understand more formal Chinese speech, to hold extended conversations in Chinese, and to read and write longer and more complex Chinese stories, essays and dialogues.

Directed Study in Chinese Language and/or Literature

Advanced Chinese III

Learn the fundamentals of literary Chinese for writing, speaking and reading newspapers. Learn to read Confucius, Zhuangzi, Sima Qian and the best Tang poets in the original. Focusing on selected works of some of the most influential philosophers, historians and poets of early China, this introduction to classical Chinese emphasizes translation, analysis of grammar, and the cultural and literary background of some of China’s most revered writers and writings. Class is conducted both in Mandarin and English.
Course Time:
TR 12:30 - 1:45

Introduction to Africa

The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Course Time:
TR 8:00-9:15am

Western World Literature to the 17th Century

MWF 10:10 am-11:00 am

MWF 12:20 pm-01:10 pm

The primary objectives are to introduce students to major works of Western world literature written fro Homer up to the 17th century; to help students situate those works within larger historical and cultural contexts; to provide students with an understanding of the conventions of literary composition and reception that inform their creation, such as conventions of genre, metrics, style, etc.; and to improve students' communication skills through oral presentations in class and expository writing assignments, including in-class and out-of-class essays.
Course Time:
MWF 11:15 - 12:05
 
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