Jun 15, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EAST 211 - Language in China: A Linguistic and Cultural Introduction

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD

With distance learning components, this course studies the relations between Chinese language and society. Topics include the evolution of Chinese scripts, dialects, language attitudes and identity, bilingualism, and Internet vocabulary. We will examine the ways that the conceptions of ‘Chinese’ shape the formation of cultural ideologies and practices. By the end of the course, students will develop both a macro understanding and an insider’s view of Chinese language and culture. Course will be taught in English with materials in English and Chinese. No knowledge of Chinese is required. Field trips are mandatory.

Enrollment Limit: 10
Instructor: X. Zhang

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Linguisitics Concentration

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