Chinese Language Program: Courses

  • EALC 102, Language, Art and Culture: Calligraphy (2, FaSp)

  • This course introduces students to the origin of the basic Chinese scripts and the basic principles and styles of calligraphy.

  • EALC 104, Chinese I (4, FaSpSm)

  • The sound system of modern Chinese; aural comprehension, oral expression, basic patterns practice, writing system.

  • EALC 106, Chinese II (4, FaSpSm)

  • Dialogue practice and conversation; reading of simple stories and essays; comparison of Chinese and English grammar; writing of paragraphs. Prerequisite: EALC 104.

  • EALC 108, Reading and Writing Chinese (4, FaSp)

  • The basics of reading and writing modern Chinese; intensive reading and writing of paragraphs, essays, and stories; extensive reading of beginner-level authentic materials.

  • EALC 134, Conversational Cantonese I (4, Fa)

  • The sound and tone system of Cantonese; aural comprehension and oral expression. Basic grammar. Not applicable to foreign language requirement of the College.

  • EALC 136, Conversational Cantonese II (4, Sp)

  • Continuation of EALC 134, to improve facility in comprehension and expression. Not applicable to foreign language requirement of the College. Prerequisite: EALC 134.

  • EALC 204, Chinese III (4, FaSm)

  • Conversational practice: reading of stories and essays; writing of short essays. Prerequisite: EALC 106.

  • EALC 206, Chinese IV (4, SpSm)

  • Continuation of 204, with emphasis on reading and writing, frequent interaction with native speakers. Prerequisite: EALC 204.

  • EALC 304, Advanced Modern Chinese I (4, Fa)

  • Reading selections from different styles of modern Chinese writings, analysis of stylistic techniques and syntactic structure, composition, and translation. Prerequisite: EALC 206.

  • EALC 306, Advanced Modern Chinese II (4, Sp)

  • Continuation of EALC 304; composition exercises in different styles of writing. Prerequisite: EALC 304.

  • EALC 400, Classical Chinese I (4)

  • Introduction to the classical styles, selections from classical style writings, contrastive analysis of modern and classical Chinese, translation and writing practice. Prerequisite: EALC 206.

  • EALC 402, Classical Chinese II (4)

  • Continuation of EALC 400.

  • EALC 404, Advanced Modern Chinese III (4, Fa)

  • Readings in modern Chinese literary, documentary, and epistolary styles; stylistic and syntactic analysis; composition; translation. Prerequisite: EALC 306.

  • EALC 406, Advanced Modern Chinese IV (4, Sp)

  • Continuation of EALC 404.

  • EALC 407, Newspaper and Documentary Chinese (4)

  • Reading selections from newspaper articles and modern documents, analysis of structural patterns, and writing practice. Prerequisite: EALC 306.

  • EALC 412ab, Business Chinese (4-4)

  • a: Practice in the basic vocabulary and idioms of foreign trade and other commercial transactions in Mandarin. Prerequisite: EALC 206. b: Continuation of EALC 412a.

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

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