Chinese (CN)

CN 101. Elementary Chinese I.3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese as a spoken and written language. Students develop reading, writing, oral comprehension and speaking ability in basic Chinese. Chinese culture, customs and business practice are introduced.

Offered: Every year, Fall
UC: Breadth Elective, University Curriculum Ele

CN 102. Elementary Chinese II.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of Chinese 101.

Prerequisites: Take CN 101.
Offered: Every year, Spring
UC: Breadth Elective, University Curriculum Ele

CN 201. Intermediate Chinese I.3 Credits.

Grammar is enhanced for strengthening sentence patterns. Students are expected to communicate mostly in Chinese during class and write a longer essay for presentation. Students are exposed to everyday life topics, and cultural highlights increase understanding of current and past Chinese cultural phenomena.

Prerequisites: Take CN 102.
Offered: As needed
UC: Breadth Elective, University Curriculum Ele

CN 202. Intermediate Chinese II.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of CN 201.

Prerequisites: Take CN 201.
Offered: As needed
UC: Breadth Elective, University Curriculum Ele

CN 210. Chinese Culture and Civilization.3 Credits.

This course introduces students to Chinese culture and civilization across time and regions. It provides an overview for students to grasp the important cultural concepts and to understand the great inventions created by China. Subjects include food and cuisine, traditional clothes, architecture and scenery, festival celebrations, Chinese arts, literature and proverbs, traditions and taboos, religious beliefs, and Chinese medicine. The course is conducted in English and does not require prior knowledge of Chinese.

Prerequisites: Take EN 101 EN 101I or EN 103H.
Offered: As needed
UC: Humanities, Intercultural Understand

CN 220. Art of War for Business Strategies and Leadership.3 Credits.

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle" (Sun Tzu). This course introduces The Art of War by interpreting first Sun Tzu's original words, highlighted with the historical warfare events. Students examine the application of business strategies on the fields of business, commerce and industries. The principles of how to build great leadership and interpersonal skills from Sun Tzu's wisdom are outlined and introduced. The practice for employing the doctrines of The Art of War from many different business firms and industries worldwide are also referred to as examples. Based on Sun Tzu's wisdom and The Art of War's doctrines, students can transfer the knowledge from the battlefield to business management and communication. Moreover, students benefit from learning Chinese politics, language, culture and history.

Offered: As needed

CN 230. Chinese Health Regimens.3 Credits.

This course is taught in English. It introduces how to balance Yin and Yang, and nourish the three treasures (Essence, Qi and Spirit) in a human body from the theories of relaxation, exercises, fengshui (geomancy), massage and food therapy. Students learn how healthier body and living styles can be cultivated according to the rhythm of various seasons, solar terms and even different hours in a day. It is a preventive way for caring for life, maintaining both physical and psychological health, preventing and curing diseases as well as promoting longevity.

Offered: As needed