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Commercial Chinese is a one-year advanced language course for business purposes. It is for students with intermediate level proficiency who have studied Chinese for three years in a regular college program. Commercial Chinese (I) focuses on international trade, and it will provide students practical language skills that are used in actual business transactions within Chinese-speaking communities. Class materials will include readings based on particular themes in the business transaction cycle, introducing characteristic words or phrases used in those business contexts. Followed by most readings, students will be guided into simulations of real-life business activities within the theme. Useful patterns and model dialogues will be provided and drilled before these activities. Students will also be trained to read and write/create business letters and documents. To enhance students' general language abilities and understandings of modern China, the weekly news will be posted on the instructor’s home page and will be discussed in class every week. For similar purposes, students will also watch TV series based on the journals that are assigned each week. Class will be conducted primarily in Chinese.

By the end of the semester, students are expected to (a) enhance their cultural awareness about China and the Chinese business world, (b) be equipped with basic knowledge and language skills to participate in real business transactions, and (c) learn to use Chinese software for specific business purposes. 

Faculty:
Current Course Offerings:

Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
CHIN 042-680 CHIN042 - BEGINNING CANTONESE II 2012A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2012A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 061-680 CHIN061 - ELEMEN SHANGHAINESE I 2012A MW 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2012A MW 0530PM-0700PM
CHIN 082-680 CHIN082 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESEII 2012A MW 0400PM-0530PM
CHIN 142-680 CHIN142 - INTERMED CANTONESE II 2012A TR 0130PM-0300PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2012A TBA TBA-
CHIN 372-680 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2012A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 372-681 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2012A TR 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 382-680 CHIN382 - BUSINESS CHINESE II 2012A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 471-680 CHIN471 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN III 2012A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 482-680 CHIN482 - ADV BUSINESS CHINESE II 2012A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 041-680 CHIN041 - BEGINNING CANTONESE I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2012C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 141-680 CHIN141 - INTERMEDIATE CANTONESE I 2012C TR 0630PM-0800PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2012C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 371-680 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2012C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 371-681 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2012C TR 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 381-680 CHIN381 - BUSINESS CHINESE I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 471-680 CHIN471 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN III 2012C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 481-680 CHIN481 - ADV COMMERCIAL CHINESEI 2012C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 042-680 CHIN042 - BEGINNING CANTONESE II 2013A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2013A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 061-680 CHIN061 - ELEMEN SHANGHAINESE I 2013A MW 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 142-680 CHIN142 - INTERMED CANTONESE II 2013A TR 0130PM-0300PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2013A TBA TBA-
CHIN 372-680 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2013A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 372-681 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2013A TR 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2013A CANCELED
CHIN 382-680 CHIN382 - BUSINESS CHINESE II 2013A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 471-680 CHIN471 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN III 2013A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 471-681 CHIN471 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN III 2013A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 482-680 CHIN482 - ADV BUSINESS CHINESE II 2013A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 041-680 CHIN041 - BEGINNING CANTONESE I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2013C CANCELED
CHIN 141-680 CHIN141 - INTERMEDIATE CANTONESE I 2013C TR 0130PM-0300PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2013C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 371-680 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2013C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 371-681 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2013C TR 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2013C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 381-680 CHIN381 - BUSINESS CHINESE I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 471-680 CHIN471 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN III 2013C CANCELED
CHIN 481-680 CHIN481 - ADV COMMERCIAL CHINESEI 2013C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 042-680 CHIN042 - BEGINNING CANTONESE II 2014A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2014A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 061-680 CHIN061 - ELEMEN SHANGHAINESE I 2014A CANCELED
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2014A MW 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 142-680 CHIN142 - INTERMED CANTONESE II 2014A TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2014A TBA TBA-
CHIN 372-680 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2014A TR 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 372-681 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2014A MW 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2014A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 382-680 CHIN382 - BUSINESS CHINESE II 2014A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 482-680 CHIN482 - ADV BUSINESS CHINESE II 2014A MW 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 041-680 CHIN041 - BEGINNING CANTONESE I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2014C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 141-680 CHIN141 - INTERMEDIATE CANTONESE I 2014C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2014C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 371-680 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2014C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 371-681 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2014C TR 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2014C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 381-680 CHIN381 - BUSINESS CHINESE I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 481-680 CHIN481 - ADV COMMERCIAL CHINESEI 2014C MW 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 042-680 CHIN042 - BEGINNING CANTONESE II 2015A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2015A CANCELED
CHIN 061-680 CHIN061 - ELEMEN SHANGHAINESE I 2015A CANCELED
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2015A MW 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 142-680 CHIN142 - INTERMED CANTONESE II 2015A CANCELED
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2015A TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 372-680 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2015A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 372-681 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2015A TR 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2015A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 382-680 CHIN382 - BUSINESS CHINESE II 2015A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 482-680 CHIN482 - ADV BUSINESS CHINESE II 2015A MW 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 041-680 CHIN041 - BEGINNING CANTONESE I 2015C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2015C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2015C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 141-680 CHIN141 - INTERMEDIATE CANTONESE I 2015C CANCELED
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2015C CANCELED
CHIN 371-680 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2015C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2015C MW 0600PM-0730PM
CHIN 381-680 CHIN381 - BUSINESS CHINESE I 2015C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 481-680 CHIN481 - ADV COMMERCIAL CHINESEI 2015C MW 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 042-680 CHIN042 - BEGINNING CANTONESE II 2016A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2016A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 061-680 CHIN061 - ELEMEN SHANGHAINESE I 2016A CANCELED
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2016A MW 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 142-680 CHIN142 - INTERMED CANTONESE II 2016A CANCELED
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2016A CANCELED
CHIN 372-680 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2016A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2016A MW 0600PM-0730PM
CHIN 382-680 CHIN382 - BUSINESS CHINESE II 2016A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 482-680 CHIN482 - ADV BUSINESS CHINESE II 2016A MW 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 041-680 CHIN041 - BEGINNING CANTONESE I 2016C MW 0630PM-0800PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2016C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2016C CANCELED
CHIN 141-680 CHIN141 - INTERMEDIATE CANTONESE I 2016C CANCELED
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2016C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 371-680 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2016C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2016C CANCELED
CHIN 381-680 CHIN381 - BUSINESS CHINESE I 2016C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 481-680 CHIN481 - ADV COMMERCIAL CHINESEI 2016C MW 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 042-680 CHIN042 - BEGINNING CANTONESE II 2017A MW 0630PM-0830PM
CHIN 052-680 CHIN052 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE II 2017A CANCELED
CHIN 061-680 CHIN061 - ELEMEN SHANGHAINESE I 2017A TR 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2017A MW 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 152-680 CHIN152 - INTERMED TAIWANESE II 2017A TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 372-680 CHIN372 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN II 2017A MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 382-680 CHIN382 - BUSINESS CHINESE II 2017A TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 482-680 CHIN482 - ADV BUSINESS CHINESE II 2017A MW 0430PM-0600PM
CHIN 041-680 CHIN041 - BEGINNING CANTONESE I 2017C MW 0630PM-0800PM
CHIN 051-680 CHIN051 - BEGINNING TAIWANESE I 2017C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 081-680 CHIN081 - BEGIN BUSINESS CHINESE 2017C MW 0500PM-0700PM
CHIN 141-680 CHIN141 - INTERMEDIATE CANTONESE I 2017C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 151-680 CHIN151 - INTERMEDIATE TAIWANESE I 2017C TR 0300PM-0430PM
CHIN 371-680 CHIN371 - ADV SPOKEN MANDARIN I 2017C MW 0500PM-0630PM
CHIN 380-680 CHIN380 - ADVANCED MEDICAL CHINESE 2017C MW 0600PM-0730PM
CHIN 381-680 CHIN381 - BUSINESS CHINESE I 2017C TR 0430PM-0630PM
CHIN 481-680 CHIN481 - ADV COMMERCIAL CHINESEI 2017C MW 0430PM-0600PM