2023-2024 Catalog

CHN 311 Contemporary China I

This course explores some of the most important topics of contemporary China through news reading, films, discussions and debates, presentations, and essay writing, all done in the Chinese language. The materials will introduce students to China’s family values, economy and trade, censorship and freedom of speech, gender issues, and so on. It trains students’ language skills while deepening their understanding of China. The course is open to students who have successfully completed six semesters of Mandarin at Lafayette or who can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. [V]


CHN 212 or equivalent proficiency