Dec 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHIN 29901 - Language in China: Linguistics & Culture

Course Credit: 1
Language in China: Linguistics & Culture This course studies the relations between Chinese language and society. Topics include the evolution of Chinese scripts, dialects, language attitudes and identity, bilingualism and Internet vocabulary. We will examine the ways that the conceptions of Chinese shape the formation of cultural ideologies and practices. By the end of the course, students will develop both a macro understanding and an insider’s view of Chinese language and culture. Course will be taught in English with materials in English and Chinese. No knowledge of Chinese is required. Field trips are mandatory. The course is shared with students from Oberlin College and some meetings will occur with online technologies to collaborate with peers from Oberlin. [AH, C]