In addition to the languages that are offered as majors or minors, the Modern Languages Department regularly offers elementary courses in Chinese which can be taken to fulfill the language requirement, even though majors or minors are not offered. Students who wish to satisfy the language requirement in a modern language will be placed in the appropriate language class based on background and the results of the Foreign Language Placement Test.

Current Courses:

CHN-101. Elementary Chinese I Prof. Liu
The course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of Chinese language (Mandarin) in its four skills: speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Four hours per week plus one hour of language laboratory. Four semester hours
CHN-102. Elementary Chinese II Prof. Liu
Continuation of CHN-101. Further development of the four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) stressing sentence stress patterns. At the end of the sequence CHN-101-102, students will have mastered at least 500 characters. Four hours per week plus one hour of language laboratory. Four semester hours.



Special interest: Chinese language, East Asian Studies, Politics and International Relations, and Business and Economics.

Adviser: Dr. Melissa Hardin.
This fall semester program provides students the opportunity to live and study on a Chinese university campus.

Housed within the College of International Education at Capital Normal University, the CAPA Beijing Study Center offers intensive Chinese language taught by local instructors and internships in businesses and organizations where English and Chinese are spoken. An Ursinus faculty member teaches courses in his or her field. Students live in an international student residence hall.