Courses

UWM Chinese Language Class

Language Instruction

The Chinese Program at UWM offers four complete years of language instruction in their language track:

Elective Courses

The program also offers elective courses taught in Chinese and English:

Courses Offered

The following is a list of all possible Chinese courses available to students. Please refer to the UWM Schedule of Classes for courses offered during a specific semester.

CHINESE 101 First Semester Chinese
5 cr. Undergraduate.
Beginning Chinese for students with no previous knowledge of the language.
Prerequisites: none.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
CHINESE 102 Second Semester Chinese
5 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Chinese 101(Linguis 121).
Prerequisites: Chinese 101(Linguis 121)(NP). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
CHINESE 150 Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Economics, politics, society, people, culture, and the environment in contemporary Chinese life. Representation, interpretations, and practices of Chinese cultures, traditions, and customs.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: In English.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHINESE 160 A Taste of China: Learning Chinese Culture and Society through Cuisine
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Cultural, historical, geographical, and sociological influences on Chinese cuisine.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
CHINESE 192 First-Year Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Specific humanities topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194).
CHINESE 197 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2018.
CHINESE 199 Independent Study
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult dept chair.
Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max.
CHINESE 200 Chinese Calligraphy
3 cr. Undergraduate.
History, development, aesthetics, and appreciation of Chinese calligraphy; in-class, hands-on practice in producing calligraphy; aspects of the fascinating cultural heritage of China.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2011, Spring 2010.
CHINESE 201 Third Semester Chinese
5 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Chinese 102(Linguis 122).
Prerequisites: Chinese 102(Linguis 122)(NP) or equiv.Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
CHINESE 202 Fourth Semester Chinese
5 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Chinese 201(Linguis 221).
Prerequisites: Chinese 201(Linguis 221)(NP) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (12 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
CHINESE 277 Chinese Discussion Section:
1-2 cr. Undergraduate.
Discussion in Chinese, designed to broaden perspectives, improve language skills. Offered in conjunction w/courses in other disciplines (Anthro, Hist, Pol Sci, etc).
Prerequisites: Chinese 202(Linguis 223)(P) or cons instr.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max.
CHINESE 289 Internship in Chinese, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of Chinese in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max.
CHINESE 296 UROP Apprenticeship
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.
Prerequisites: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
Course Rules: One credit for 45 hrs research. May be retaken to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Not open to jrs & srs.
CHINESE 297 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
CHINESE 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2013, Spring 2012.
CHINESE 301 Fifth Semester Chinese
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Chinese 202(Linguis 223).
Prerequisites: Chinese 202(Linguis 223)(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
CHINESE 302 Sixth Semester Chinese
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Chinese 301(Linguis 321).
Prerequisites: Chinese 301(Linguis 321)(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
CHINESE 320 Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Film as a context for examining issues in contemporary societies of China and Taiwan; emphasis on development of language proficiency.
Prerequisites: Chinese 202(P) or equiv.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2012.
CHINESE 330 Chinese Language and Culture
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Chinese language and contemporary culture through various forms of media.
Prerequisites: Chinese 202(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2015.
CHINESE 343 Chinese Martial Arts Fiction
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Martial arts genre fiction from various periods of Chinese history; analysis of the philosophical and societal factors that shaped the genre.
Prerequisites: jr st or cons instr; completion of OWC-A GER
General Education Requirements: HU, OWCB
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017.
CHINESE 397 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
CHINESE 401 Seventh Semester Chinese
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Chinese 302(Linguis 322).
Prerequisites: Chinese 302(Linguis 322)(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014.
CHINESE 402 Eighth Semester Chinese
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Chinese 401.
Prerequisites: Chinese 401(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015.
CHINESE 441 Business Chinese
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Chinese in cultural contexts of actual business situations; commonly-used commercial terms, phrases, sentence patterns, and cultural background.
Prerequisites: Chinese 302(Linguis 322)(P).
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
CHINESE 489 Internship in Chinese, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles to Chinese in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
CHINESE 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017.
CHINESE 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
CHINESE 597 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
CHINESE 597G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
CHINESE 697 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
CHINESE 697G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
CHINESE 699 Advanced Independent Study
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Advanced level independent work under the supervision of a Chinese studies faculty or academic staff member.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Spring 2010.