Bulletin--Chinese Pgm. Info.

Foreign Languages and Literatures—Chinese


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
HUM 475
415-336-1421
Chair: Julian F. Randolph

Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Adviser: Christina Yao
Graduate Coordinator: Yong Ren

Faculty
Professor—Biq

Associate Professor—Yao

Assistant Professor—Ren

Lecturers—Cheng, Yee

Programs
B.A. in Chinese

Minor in Chinese

M.A. in Chinese


Program Scope
The Chinese Program at San Francisco State University since its inception in 1959 has been one of the most comprehensive degree programs in Chinese, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The joint emphasis on language competence in Chinese (putonghua or guoyu) and an appreciation and understanding of Chinese literature, art, culture, and linguistics offers our students a balanced course of study.

After the basic language sequence is completed (or waived), a minimum of 31 units of upper division work, at least nine (9) of which are electives, is required. The heritage courses, taught in both English and Chinese, provide students with an understanding of one of the world's oldest cultures which may inspire the students to view the modern world from a perspective rooted in the Chinese culture. Some of the innovative courses offered in recent semesters have been: Chinese Literature in Translation, Chinese Cultural Heritage in Translation, Literary Themes in Film, Chinese Idioms As Cultural Expressions, Chinese Language and Modern China. There are also practical courses such as Business Chinese and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language which equip students with career-related language skills.

See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHINESE

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Chinese discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). Upper division courses are generally conducted in Chinese, and students are expected to use Chinese in their speaking, reading, and writing.

						Units
CHIN 301	Chinese Composition and 
		Conversation			 5
CHIN 302	Chinese Composition and Reading	 5
CHIN 501	Introduction to Classical 
		Chinese				 3
CHIN 507	Traditional Chinese Culture	 3
CHIN 525	Chinese Applied Linguistics	 3
CHIN 601	Chinese Literature in Transla-
		tion: The Poetic Tradition or
	CHIN 602	Chinese Literature in 
			Translation: The Narra-
			tive Tradition		 3
Upper division electives on advisement		 9
		Total				31
NOTE: Only six out of the 31 units can be taken from the 600 series.

MINOR IN CHINESE

						Units
CHIN 301	Chinese Composition and 
		Conversation or
	CHIN 302	Chinese Composition and 
			Reading			 5
CHIN 501	Introduction to Classical 
		Chinese				 3
CHIN 507	Traditional Chinese Culture	 3
CHIN 525	Chinese Applied Linguistics	 3
CHIN 601	Chinese Literature in Transla-
		tion: The Poetic Tradition or
	CHIN 602	Chinese Literature in 
			Translation: The Narra-
			tive Tradition		 3
Electives on advisement				 4
		Total				21

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHINESE

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Chinese discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). Upper division courses in Chinese may be considered, upon approval of the graduate adviser.

Program						Units
CHIN 821	Seminar in Modern Chinese 
		Literature			 3
CHIN 822	Seminar in Classical Chinese	 3
CHIN 825	Chinese Linguistics & Teaching/ 
		Learning Chinese as a Second 
		Language			 3
CHIN 826	Seminar in Chinese Discourse	 3
Upper division and graduate courses in Chinese	 9
Upper division or graduate electives in Chinese 
or in related subjects with approval of graduate 
adviser						 6
Graduate course in Chinese on advisement	 3
		Minimum total			30
and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral 
Examinations
The student is admitted to the oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.


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