Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

CHIN 121   Elementary Chinese I
Credits1
Restrictions
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaGlobal Engagements

This introduction to modern standard Chinese emphasizes understanding and speaking, with practice in reading and writing approximately 300 characters in either traditional or simplified forms. It covers basic structural patterns and vocabulary needed for ordinary conversation as well as future development.