This three credit course is designed for students who have taken CINT1210 or equivalent to advance further on Chinese studies. By passing this course, students will acquire sufficient knowledge in the Chinese history, geography, culture and some language skills in Chinese Mandarin. The course will include communicative classroom activities and on-line research and practice to enable students to have a good command of the knowledge on Chinese culture and history. This course also addresses practical needs and functions in real-life situations on the Chinese language. Each class is divided into two sections: culture/history/geography studies and language skills. In the history/culture/geography studies section, students will study the Chinese history, geography and traditional custom, and discuss contemporary issues on Chinese recent changes. In the language section, students will practice Mandarin in business/various scenarios and learn to use the language as the necessary tools to conduct research on Chinese culture and history.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
Present general knowledge about Chinese history and geography including the following:
The timeline of Chinese history
The significant events of dynasties
The recent one-hundred-year history in China
Facts about geography of China
Relate to the contemporary issues for research and discussions:
A New Generation of Youth
China as the World’s Factory – China 2025
Future in Canada-China Cooperation
Present general knowledge about Chinese culture
Communicate in Mandarin in the listed scenarios:
The most frequently used daily conversations
Accept and reject requests
Seeing the doctor
Making a request for absence
Use the Chinese Radical or Pin Yin system to look up any given words in a dictionary
Effective as of Winter 2017
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