Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

CHI 423 - Understanding the Chinese Language

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course helps cadets understand Chinese languages from a comprehensive linguistics perspective. The course will consolidate knowledge of fundamental characteristics of the structure of the Chinese sound system, syntactic constructions, writing system, and word formation. Issues of language variations, language policy, relevant historical and social changes in Chinese languages, and language use in the social context will also be discussed. The course will adopt a lecture-discussion format. Prerequisite(s): successful completion of two 300-level CHI courses