Chinese

Chinese

China is the second largest economy in the world and one of the largest trading partners of the United States. International businesses prefer to hire people who speak more than one language. China has become a huge market, and business leaders are looking for people who can speak Chinese and operate successfully in a Chinese cultural context. China is one of the world's oldest and richest continuous cultures, over 5,000 years old! One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese.  Mandarin Chinese is the mother tongue of over 873 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world.

The study of the Chinese language opens the way to different important fields such as Chinese politics, economy, history and archaeology. But to study Chinese means to study a culture, a people.  

Chinese has a relatively uncomplicated grammar. Unlike French, German or English, Chinese has no verb conjugation (no need to memorize verb tenses!) and no noun declension (e.g., gender and number distinctions). The basic word order of Chinese is subject — verb — object, exactly as in English. 

Study Abroad

Students at UVU have the opportunity to spend a summer studying Chinese in our Study Abroad Program.  No prior knowledge of Chinese language is required to study abroad, but students will be required to study Chinese while in the program.  More information on studying Chinese in China is available at: http://www.uvu.edu/lang/chinese/study-abroad.html

Events

Each year students and faculty organize a celebration of the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) at UVU with food, activities and entertainment.  The Festival has a far-reaching history of over 3,800 years.  Today, it is the most important traditional festival in China, and many old customs are inherited from its ancient origins and development throughout history.  This year Chinese New Year fall on February 16, 2018 the Year of the Dog.  Look for further announcements closer to the celebration.

The Chinese Dual-Immersion Fair this year will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018.  This all-inclusive event for elementary school DLI students studying Chinese gives students the opportunity to showcase and combine their Chinese language and cultural skills with other Utah Chinese DLI students.  All Chinese DLI students are encourage to participate.  For more information, go to http://www.uvu.edu/international/udif/fair/.

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SPRING 2018 CHINESE SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

CRN SUBJ CRS SEC TITLE DAYS TIMES BLDG/RM INSTRUCTOR CRS Max Enroll
21352 CHIN 1010 001 Beginning Chinese I LH MTWR 09:00 am-09:50 am LA 106 Yang, Qingling 4 30
22611 CHIN 1010 002 Beginning Chinese I LH MTWR 01:00 pm-01:50 pm LA 125 Crook, Stephen Frederick 4 30
23999 CHIN 1010 601 Beginning Chinese I LH TR 06:30 pm-08:10 pm LA 107 Yuan, Guofang 4 30
25061 CHIN 1020 001 Beginning Chinese II LH MTWR 10:00 am-10:50 am LA 228 Yang, Qingling 4 30
24147 CHIN 115R 001 Chinese Conversation I F 09:00 am-09:50 am LA 236 Yang, Qingling 1 20
26316 CHIN 2000 001 Chinese Character Writing F 11:00 am-12:40 pm LA 102 Yuan, Guofang 2 25
24436 CHIN 2010 001 Intermediate Chinese I LH MTWR 12:00 pm-12:50 pm LA 226 Jin, Ye 4 30
11550 CHIN 202G 001 Intermediate Chinese II HH GI MTWR 10:00 am-10:50 am LA 206 Jin, Ye 4 25
24146 CHIN 215R 001 Chinese Conversation II F 10:00 am-10:50 am LA 102 Yang, Qingling 1 20
28416 CHIN 3030 001 Chinese Comp/Conversation TR 10:00 am-11:15 am LA 112 Yuan, Guofang 3 25
21354 CHIN 3050 001 Advanced Chinese MWF 10:00 am-10:50 am LA 107 Xu, Yang 3 25
28157 CHIN 3050 X01 Advanced Chinese TBA TBA TBA Yuan, Guofang 3 15
21995 CHIN 4050 001 Chinese Language and Culture MWF 09:00 am-09:50 am LA 103 Xu, Yang 3 25
24445 CHIN 4100 001 Translation and Interpretation TR 11:30 am-12:45 pm LA 218 Yuan, Guofang 3 25
24437 CHIN 4200 001 Business Chinese II TR 08:30 am-09:45 am LA 112 Xu, Yang 3 25

 

 

SPRING 2018 CHINESE STUDIES SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

CRN SUBJ CRS SEC TITLE DAYS TIMES BLDG/RM INSTRUCTOR CRS Max Enroll
  CHST 200G 001 Introduction to Chinese Studies TR 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm TBA TBA Yuan, Guofang 3 25
27703 CHST 363G 001 Modern Chinese History GI T 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm TBA TBA Yuan, Guofang 3 10
28178 CHST 490R 001 Sp Tpcs CHST Chin Pols Economy MWF 12:00 pm-12:50 pm TBA TBA Pang, Hong 3 20

Catalog

View Chinese courses in the 2016-2017 course catalog