How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
CHNS 1000A Guided Self Study: 1 semester hour.
Introduction to the Mandarin language via a computerized program in the Language Laboratory. Students work at their own pace. F, S
CHNS 1000B Guided Self Study: 1 semester hour.
Continued practice in the Mandarin language via a computerized program in the Language Laboratory. Students work at their own pace. PREREQ: CHNS 1000A. F, S
CHNS 1101 Elementary Chinese I: 4 semester hours.
Basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Chinese and introduction to the culture of Mandarin Chinese-speaking peoples. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D
CHNS 1102 Elementary Chinese II: 4 semester hours.
CHNS 2201 Intermediate Chinese I: 4 semester hours.
Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing communication skills in Chinese. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Chinese language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: CHNS 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D
CHNS 2202 Intermediate Chinese II: 4 semester hours.
CHNS 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.
Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D