World Lang & Lit: Chinese (WLC)

WLC 101 -  Elementary Chinese I  
Credits: 4  

An introduction to spoken and written Chinese emphasizing cultural perspectives. Linguistic emphasis is on basic grammar, vocabulary, and the development of reading, conversation, and writing skills while learning about the culture of China.

Note(s): Four hours of class, one hour of drill or tutorial. Presupposes no previous study of Chinese. Fulfills Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Language Study requirement.  
WLC 102 -  Elementary Chinese II  
Credits: 4  

Continuation of WLC 101. Further development of basic grammar, reading, speaking, and writing skills with a focus on vocabulary building and paragraph construction.

Prerequisites: WLC 101 or permission of the instructor.   
Note(s): Three hours of class, one hour of drill or tutorial. Fulfills Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Language Study requirement.  
WLC 203 -  Intermediate Chinese  
Credits: 4  

Continuation of WLC 102.  Further development of basic grammar, reading, speaking, and writing skills with a focus on building vocabulary and writing paragraphs short passages. 

Prerequisites: WLC 102 or permission of the department.   
Note(s): Three hours of class, one hour of lab. Fulfills Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Language Study requirement.  
WLC 204 -  Business Chinese  
Credits: 3  

Intermediate Chinese language and culture with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating in the context of business. Designed for students who are interested in doing business with the Chinese-speaking community and in further improving their Chinese language proficiency. Students will develop cultural competence in the contexts of actual business situations, and will learn commonly used commercial terms, phrases, sentence patterns, and cultural background.

Prerequisites: WLC 203 or permission of the department.   
Note(s): Fulfills Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Language Study requirement.  
WLC 206 -  Chinese Language and Culture  
Credits: 4  

Development of Chinese skills at the advanced intermediate level. Extensive practice in idioms. Development of vocabulary and reading skills necessary for communication at native speed. Texts include contemporary news materials, film, Internet sources, literature, and music.

Prerequisites: WLC 203 or permission of the department.   
Note(s): Fulfills non-Western Cultures OR Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Humanistic Inquiry, Language Study, and Global Cultural Perspectives requirements.  
WLC 208 -  Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition  
Credits: 3  

Intensive practice in daily use of Chinese in a cultural context. Review of grammar, idioms, vocabulary, and writing skills.

Prerequisites: WLC 203 or permission of instructor.   
Note(s): Fulfills Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Language Study, Humanistic Inquiry, and Global Cultural Perspectives requirements.  
WLC 210 -  Introduction to Chinese Culture and Literature  
Credits: 4  

An introduction to the development of Chinese culture and literature with emphasis on the nineteenth century to the present. Students will read and discuss cultural and literary texts including a variety of topics, such as language structure and characters, customs, myths and legends, holidays, social phenomena, religion, as well as population policies.

Prerequisites: WLC 208.   
Note(s): Fulfills Non-Western Cultures and Humanities requirements; fulfills Humanistic Inquiry, Language Study, and Global Cultural Perspectives requirements.  
WLC 220 -  Language across the Curriculum: Chinese  
Credits: 1  

A course designed for students who want to use their foreign language skills in any course taught in English at the college.

Prerequisites: WLC 203 or permission of the department.   
Note(s): Does not fulfill the Foreign Language requirement or Language Study requirement or count toward the Chinese minor. Can be repeated for credit. Must be taken S/U.  
WLC 271 -  Chinese Language and Literature Discussion  
Credits: 1  

A discussion group about an author, a period, a genre, a topic, a translation, or a research project in conjunction with another course.

Prerequisites: WLC 208 or permission of the department.   
Note(s): Can be repeated for credit. Fulfills Global Cultural Perspectives requirement.  
WLC 272 -  Chinese Language and Literature Discussion  
Credits: 1  

A discussion group about an author, a period, a genre, a topic, a translation, or a research project in conjunction with another course.

Prerequisites: WLC 208 or permission of the department. (Can be repeated for credit.   
Note(s): Fulfills Global Cultural Perspectives requirement.  
WLC 300 -  300 Level Elective  
Credits: 3  
WLC 302 -  Modern China  
Credits: 3  

Study of Chinese at the advanced level with further emphasis on developing literacy skills in reading and writing and cultural literacy, through a variety of texts from the humanities, social sciences, business, and mass media. Students will continue to enhance communication skills in listening and speaking. Assignments include class projects, in-class oral presentations, skits, and written compositions. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to discuss various topics related to the ones in the textbook and to write multi-paragraph compositions.

Prerequisites: WLC 208 or permission of instructor.   
Note(s): Classes are conducted in Chinese. Students taking this course are expected to commit substantial time outside of class to fulfilling the course requirements. Course must enroll at least five students to be offered. Fulfills non-Western Cultures OR Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Humanistic Inquiry, Language Study, and Global Cultural Perspectives requirements.  
WLC 329 -  Spoken French via the Web  
Credits: 3  

Study of contemporary French language via online media emphasizing current events and fast-paced spoken French. Using live news, streaming TV, and film excerpts, students practice listening to French in context, learn idiomatic expressions, and expand active vocabulary. Weekly writing and analysis of online content is a regular feature of class. Specific listening challenges will be reviewed with the goal of increasing comprehension of native speech. Course taught in French. Pre-requisite: WLF 206. Fulfills foreign language requirement.

WLC 340 -  Advanced Languages across the Curriculum  
Credits: 2  

Application and development of Chinese language skills in conjunction with any course taught in English at the college. Students will read, report, discuss and write about sophisticated materials in the disciplines, and learn how to translate them to and from English.

Prerequisites: WLC 208 or above.   
Note(s): Does not fulfill the Foreign Language requirement or Language Study requirement. Can be repeated for credit.  
WLC 363 -  Special Studies in Chinese  
Credits: 4  

Advanced literary or critical study in an author, a genre, a period, or a topic. Texts may include literature, newspaper articles, television dramas, films, poetry, painting, and music.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.   
Note(s): Course must enroll at least five students to be offered. Fulfills non-Western Culture requirement OR Foreign Language requirement; fulfills Humanistic Inquiry, Language Study, and Global Cultural Perspective requirements.  
WLC 371A -  Independent Study  
Credits: 1  

Individual study projects under the guidance of the department.

WLC 371B -  Independent Study  
Credits: 2  

Individual study projects under the guidance of the department.

WLC 371C -  Independent Study  
Credits: 3  

Individual study projects under the guidance of the department.