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Intermediate Chinese

Second-year level Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese 102 or its equivalent. Not open to students who have completed Chinese 232 or 242. Aiming to enhance students’ abilities in conversing on personal topics in informal situations, in reading and writing narrative and descriptive texts, and in analyzing the structure of Chinese language.

Advanced Spanish-English and English-Spanish Translation

Exploration of theories of translation utilizing texts exemplifying key cultural topics and linguistic concerns. Students will practice translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish applying translation principles and negotiating translation of cultural references. Products created individually or in collaboration include ads, poems, newspaper articles and editorials, subtitles and dubbing for film clips, a pamphlet, phone recording, or web page as a community project, and a blog reflecting on the translation process wherein students may apply theoretical readings.

Elementary Creole II

Second course in the two-semester sequence on elementary Haitian Creole provides essential elements of Creole language and aspects of Haitian culture. Course is designed to help students develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Haitian Creole. Students will be exposed to different aspects of Haitian culture through films, storytelling, games, music, and proverbs. Pre-requisite: Creole 101 or a comparable level of previous Creole language experience, such as DukeEngage experience in Haiti or familial background in Creole. Taught in Haitian Creole.

Elementary Creole II

Second course in the two-semester sequence on elementary Haitian Creole provides essential elements of Creole language and aspects of Haitian culture. Course is designed to help students develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Haitian Creole. Students will be exposed to different aspects of Haitian culture through films, storytelling, games, music, and proverbs. Pre-requisite: Creole 101 or a comparable level of previous Creole language experience, such as DukeEngage experience in Haiti or familial background in Creole. Taught in Haitian Creole.

Advanced Chinese II

Continuation of Chinese 305. Designed for Chinese as a foreign/second language. Builds knowledge of more sophisticated linguistic forms and learning to differentiate between different types of written and spoken discourse. Development of writing skills in selected formats and genres while continuing to develop correct use of speech patterns and vocabulary and cross-cultural understanding. Content drawn from newspaper articles, essays, and other readings concerning social and cultural issues in contemporary Chinese society. Prerequisite: Chinese 305 or equivalent.
 

Intermediate Chinese

Continuation of Chinese 203. Prerequisite: Chinese 203 or its equivalent. Not open to students who have completed Chinese 232 or 242. Continued work on consolidating the language abilities and skills acquired in Chinese 203. Specific emphasis on building the ability to converse on some social issues in formal 190 Asian and Middle Eastern Studies situations, to read and write  not only extended narrative and descriptive texts but also some expository texts, and to analyze the structure of Chinese language and the uniqueness of Chinese culture.
 

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