Note: To be transferable to UC, Chinese courses must be taken for letter grade.
Modern Language Center: since imitation, response, and independent practice are integral
features of the study of a modern language at the College, students enrolled in certain
courses in modern language are recommended to use the language laboratory as prescribed
by each department.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
A beginning conversational Mandarin Chinese course. Extensive oral training in Mandarin.
Emphasis on practical vocabulary, pronunciation and idiomatic usage, with sufficient
grammar to give flexibility to the spoken language. The Pinyin phonetic system is
used to represent the sounds in Mandarin, and substitute for characters in writing.
Designed for students who wish to acquire basic skills of spoken Mandarin Chinese.