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Lower Division Courses

0811. Asian Behavior & Thought: Four Asian Models Shaping Your Action (3 s.h.) Core: IN.

(Formerly: GE-HUMB 1027.)

We incessantly engage ourselves in doing things. We are beings-at-doing. We define ourselves by the kind of actions we perform. How we act or conduct ourselves is shaped by the kind of self we construct for ourselves. And that self is shaped by the society into which we happen to be born. Self-identity, which is socially and culturally constructed by our experiences and interactions with others, carries a personal as well as an interpersonal meaning. Learn the four Asian paradigmatic cases of self-identity and examine your self in light of them.

Note: This General Education `Human Behavior` pilot course fulfills the Core Individual & Society (IN) requirement.

0868. World Society in Literature & Film (3 s.h.) Core: IS.

(Formerly: GE-WRLD 1171 (0060).)

Learn about a particular national culture by taking a guided tour of its literature and film. You donít need to speak a language other than English to take this exciting course, and you will gain the fresh, subtle understanding that comes from integrating across different forms of human expression. Some of the issues that will be illuminated by looking at culture through the lens of literature and film include family structures and how they are changing, national self-perceptions, pivotal moments in history, economic issues, social change and diversity. Each course section focuses on a specific country or culture. Click on the blue, six-digit CRN at the right of the course title in the Course Schedule (TU Courses) to see the specific topic.

Note: This General Education `World Society` pilot course fulfills the Core International Studies (IS) requirement.

0968. Honors World Society in Literature & Film (3 s.h.) Core: IS.

(Formerly: GE-WRLD 1971 (H060).)

Learn about a particular national culture by taking a guided tour of its literature and film. You donít need to speak a language other than English to take this exciting course, and you will gain the fresh, subtle understanding that comes from integrating across different forms of human expression. Some of the issues that will be illuminated by looking at culture through the lens of literature and film include family structures and how they are changing, national self-perceptions, pivotal moments in history, economic issues, social change and diversity. Each course section focuses on a specific country or culture. Click on the blue, six-digit CRN at the right of the course title in the Course Schedule (TU Courses) to see the specific topic. (This is an Honors course.)

Note: This General Education `World Society` pilot course fulfills the Core International Studies (IS) requirement.

1001. Chinese Elements I (4 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0066.)

First semester level of Mandarin Chinese. Assumes no prior knowledge.

1002. Chinese Elements II (4 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0067.)

Prerequisite: Chinese 1001 (Critical Languages 0066) or permission of instructor.

Second semester level of Mandarin Chinese.

Upper Division Courses

2001. Chinese Intermediate I (3 s.h.) F. Core: LC.

(Formerly: CR LANG C166.)

Prerequisite: Chinese 1002 (Critical Languages 0067) or permission of instructor.

Third semester of Mandarin Chinese.

2002. Chinese Intermediate II (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0167.)

Prerequisite: Chinese 2001 (Critical Languages C166) or permission of instructor.

Fourth semester of Mandarin Chinese.

2011. Pre-Modern Chinese Literature (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0118.)

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to Chinese literature from its inception to the early 18th century. Some of the course's readings are drawn from works well known in the west like the Book of Songs, Zhaungzi, the poems of the Tang poets Wang Wei, Li Bai, Du Fu, and Bai Juyi, and the Song poet Su Shi, and short stories by the dramatist and novelist Li Yu. Other readings include works less well known in the west but long considered central to various literary and performance traditions by many Chinese. This course will present its readings with an emphasis on their cultural and historical contexts. Special attention will be paid to the place they have in various Chinese literary traditions and how these traditions have contributed to both Chinese ways of understanding their own cultural heritage and how they have influenced western understandings of that heritage.

Mode: Lecture.

3001. Chinese Advanced I (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0266.)

Prerequisite: Chinese 2002 (Critical Languages 0167) or permission of instructor.

Fifth semester of Mandarin Chinese.

3002. Chinese Advanced II (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0267.)

Prerequisite: Chinese 3001 (Critical Languages 0266) or permission of instructor.

Sixth semester of Mandarin Chinese.

4182. Chinese Independent Study I (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0366.)

Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.

4282. Chinese Independent Study II (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CR LANG 0367.)

Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.


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