Chinese

The International Languages Department offers courses that provide the foundation for Chinese language study. They also satisfy either the humanities requirement for general education or the proficiency requirement in an international language when required for transfer. A bachelor's degree in an international language such as Chinese can lead to a career in advertising, broadcasting, consulting, translating, teaching, international service, public relations, social work, and sales.

Note: Students educated in a non-English speaking country through high school or equivalent will generally not earn lower-division transfer credit in their language at most universities. Students who might be affected by this rule should consult a counselor and/or the International Languages Department Chair before enrolling in the courses described below. 

 

Contact Information

Department Chair: David Detwiler

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

www.miracosta.edu/CHNS

Department: International Languages

Office: Building OC4700, 760.795.6816

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Courses

CHNS 101: Elementary Chinese (First Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in CHNS 102 or CHNS 201.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1107.00)

This course introduces contemporary Chinese and emphasizes the development of oral proficiency (listening and speaking). Topics include basic pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and reading and writing systems as well as the history, geography, and culture of Chinese-speaking societies. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school Chinese.

CHNS 102: Elementary Chinese (Second Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: CHNS 101 or two years of high school Chinese with a C or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in CHNS 201.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1107.00)

This course continues to develop Chinese language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews (recycles) first semester Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and it develops the student's ability to read, interpret, and discuss Chinese-language narratives about cultural aspects of the Chinese-speaking world. This course corresponds to the third year of high school Chinese.

CHNS 201: Intermediate Chinese (Third Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: CHNS 102 or third year of high school Chinese with a C or better.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1107.00)

This course continues to develop Chinese language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in CHNS 101 and CHNS 102, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in Chinese. The course also provides an increased awareness of the Chinese-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school Chinese.

CHNS 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

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