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CHIN 201 Chinese Character Writing for Beginners

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

An introductory course that focuses on recognizing, reading, and writing Chinese characters. The course emphasizes the evolution of characters and their writing regulations; analyzes their structures and stroke orders; and recognizes their usage in context. The instruction includes some Chinese calligraphy forms and offers hands-on experience in calligraphy pen writing. This course is designed for students who wish to extend their basic skills of Chinese character writing.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU