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CHIN 104. Elementary Chinese I. 5 Hours U / F1.

Three hours of lecture and three hours of spoken drill each week. An introduction to spoken and written modern standard Chinese (Mandarin). Not open to students with native ability in Mandarin or Chinese dialect. Students who have any previous knowledge of Chinese must take a placement exam before enrolling in Chinese classes at K.U. Consult Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures for details. LEC.

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/east-asian-languages-cultures/

Why study East Asian languages and cultures? The areas of East Asia covered - China, Japan, and Korea - represent three of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world. Japan and mainland China are the world's largest economies after the United States.  South Korea and Taiwan are key U.S. trading partners.  The economic and political relationships between the U.S. and East Asia will be among the most important for the U.S. in the 21st century.  In-depth knowledge of East Asia is critical in the new global culture and marketplace. Eastern Civilizations Courses The Eastern Civilizations courses promote a broad understanding of the civilizations of China, Japan, and to a limited extent, Korea. ECIV 104 , ECIV 304 , and ECIV 305 (Honors). Eastern Civilizations consist of readings from the major works of East Asian thought, religion, and literature. Those who are considering a major or minor in EALC are encouraged to enroll in ECIV 304 or ECIV 305 (Honors), rather than ECIV 104 .

Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/east-asian-languages-cultures/ba/

...as possible, starting with CHIN 104 / JPN 104 / KOR 104 - CHIN 108 / JPN 108 / KOR...

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/curriculum-teaching/bs-education/

...Hours CHIN 104 Elementary Chinese I 5 CHIN 108 Elementary Chinese II 5 CHIN 204...