LC-214 : Intermediate Chinese II
Course, prefix, number, & title: LC-214 Intermediate Chinese II
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3
Pre-requisites (if any): LC-213 with a grade of “C” or higher, or placement by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Course Description in college catalog:
The focus of this course is to continue the improvement of oral communication skills, along with reading, writing, and grammar. It is designed to help students expand their vocabulary, and to study more complex grammatical structures. Components of Chinese culture will be integrated through readings, discussions and realia. Weekly listening, speaking and viewing activities online or in the language laboratory are part of the course.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Address and resolve routine and some unexpected interactive social situations
- Read selected texts, and answer--orally and in written form--factual questions based on the reading
- Respond or react, in conversation and in writing, to visual and other authentic material in the target language
- Formulate opinions; make judgments and/or suggestion, in conversation and writing, on selected issues from authentic materials presented in class
- Summarize a narrative text, or create your own brief narrative orally and in writing
- Reproduce complex phonetic sounds and prosodic traits of the target language
- Write reports in Chinese following the steps of the writing process (brainstorming, developing an outline for an essay, developing a draft, revising and self-editing.)
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
- Speaking abilities will be assessed by evaluating the comprehensibility and fluency of the student’s language, and use of vocabulary in completing communicative tasks or oral narrations/presentations.
- Listening comprehension abilities will be assessed by evaluating the student’s ability to understand oral messages including dating, etc.
- Reading skills will be assessed by evaluating the student’s ability to understand authentic reading materials.
- Writing skills (including knowledge of grammar) will be assessed by evaluating the level of comprehensibility and lexical/grammatical accuracy of the student’s writing, including descriptions, narrations, or summaries.
- Students’ cultural awareness will be assessed by evaluating their general understanding of cultural differences between Chinese speaking countries and the U.S. on specific cultural issues, such as: geographical configuration, historical background, artistic production, lifestyle, ways of relating to others in social exchanges, etc.
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.