Chinese

Studying Chinese is more popular and more practical than ever, particularly in Alaska, where a flourishing economy and an active business relationship with China make it a singularly useful language to know.

The Chinese language program at UAA is new compared to the other language programs in the Department of Languages, but it is growing quickly. Currently, the Languages Department offers courses in first- and second-year Chinese, with plans to add a minor in Chinese in the near future. The mission of the Chinese language program at this time is to benefit students majoring in other fields who want to gain Chinese language expertise for use in their future studies and careers.

Since 2009, when they became official partners, UAA has worked hand-in-hand with the Confucius Institute to bring expanded Chinese language and culture course offerings to UAA students and local community members in the following areas:

As Alaska-China business relations and trade continue to grow, there is an increasing demand for courses in Chinese language and culture. The Chinese language program at the Department of Languages will work with you, in coordination with the Confucius Institute, to create opportunities for you to get to know the Chinese language, culture, history, and people.

Confucius Institute

Courses

CHIN A101 First Year Chinese I 4 Credits

Introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the Chinese language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Chinese for effective communication at the elementary level. Introduces basic cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Chinese.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

CHIN A102 First Year Chinese II 4 Credits

Continuation of CHIN A101. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Chinese for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisites: CHIN A101.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

CHIN A201 Second Year Chinese I 4 Credits

Intermediate course for students with basic knowledge of Chinese. Enhances listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for effective communication at the second year level. Students critically examine diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisites: CHIN A102.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

CHIN A202 Second Year Chinese II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in second year Chinese. Further develops listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency for effective communication and in preparation for advanced study of Chinese. Students interpret diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Chinese.

Prerequisites: CHIN A201.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

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