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MLL 362 - Chinese Folktales and Culture


Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Investigate Chinese folk cultures and traditions through folktales. A survey of Chinese folklores, legends, and myths associated with Chinese festivals and analyze the cultural production as an expression of Chinese society. Taught in English with an optional Chinese module.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Comprehend and analyze the stories composed of complex sentence structures and vocabulary in Chinese.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency of Chinese language in reading Chinese folktales and writing comments in Chinese and English
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of Chinese folktales and the related customs and practices.
  4. Compare and contrast the folktales of China and different countries.
  5. Evaluate how Chinese customs and practices are shaped through the lens of its folktales. (Analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human.)
  6. Demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.


UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.



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