Spring 2024

Third-Year Chinese II

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as CHIN-302


Tong Shen (Sections 01 and 01F)


This course, as the continuation of Chinese 301 in the fall semester, is our third-year class offered for students who have completed the first two years of Mandarin Chinese. We continue to emphasize pronunciation and intonation, practice listening and speaking, and work to improve our command of grammar with more complex syntax structures. The class will see a switch from textbook materials to selective authentic texts for the general Chinese reader, and introduce the students to a variety of topics, genres, and speech types ranging from literary works to media and popular cultural materials. Exposed to a significantly larger vocabulary, the students read and write with the aid of a dictionary as the class prepares them to become independent readers of idiomatic Chinese for the fourth-year level. The course meets five times per week (lectures on MWF and drill sessions on TTh).

Requisite: CHIN 301 or equivalent. Spring semester. Senior Lecturer Tong.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: The Chinese language courses at Amherst emphasize the basic linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who enroll in these classes will be expected to engage in intellectual skills and modes of learning, practice, and assessment such as: --- Pronunciation and the tones --- Listening comprehension --- Speaking --- Grammar --- Reading comprehension --- Memorizing and hand-writing of characters --- Essays, translations, and other written works --- Weekly assignments (listening, written, voice recording) --- Quizzes and exams

CHIN 302 - LEC

Section 01
M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM WEBS 215
W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM WEBS 215
F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM WEBS 215

CHIN 302 - DIS

Section 01F
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM WEBS 215
Th 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM WEBS 215

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
All Discussing Everything Chinese, Volume 2 CreateSpace (October 15, 2008) Lili Teng Foti, Rongzhen Li, Yu-lin Wang Available to pick up in Webster 110. TBD


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025