2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 17, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CI 104 - Chinese IV

(3.00 cr.)

A continuation of CI 103 . Practical vocabulary building for the world of work and professions. The use of idioms (classical "four-character expressions"). Characters as pure pronunciation indicators (i.e., divorced from their original morphemic meaning) in words imported from other languages, especially English. Continued introduction to grammatical patterns: the use of co-verbs; the expression of relative time; time-when versus time-spent; and the double negative for imperative action. Intensive reading practice: sentences, dialogues, and short narratives. Introduction to the use of the Chinese-English dictionary. Students completing the CI 101-104 sequence with a grade of A will have mastered 400 characters, been exposed to 1,240 vocabulary items, and will have achieved a communicative competency of between "Intermediate-Low" and "Intermediate-Mid" as defined by the ACTFL guidelines. Laboratory study outside the classroom is required. IA



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