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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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MLL 262 - Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II: Chinese American Sociocultural Issues

Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
Focuses on intermediate level Mandarin Chinese acquisition, application and communication necessary for everyday and professional use. With a holistic approach, the students will be able to identify and analyze socio-cultural-linguistic traits and concepts relevant to the Chinese speaking community.

Prerequisites: MLL 261.
Repeatability: May be repeated when content varies 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-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Possess listening and speaking skills equivalent at least to the intermediate-mid level of the ACTFL Proficiency.  Demonstrate the ability to understand main ideas and facts from interactive exchanges and aural texts. Demonstrate the ability to handle successfully a variety of communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
  2. Possess reading and writing skills equivalent at least to the intermediate-mid level of the ACTFL Proficiency.  Demonstrate the ability to read consistently with increased understanding texts dealing with a variety of basic and social needs.  Demonstrate the ability write short, simple communications, compositions, descriptions and requests for information that are based on personal preferences, daily routines, common events, and other topics related to immediate surroundings.
  3. Compare the translations of U.S. Census questionnaire and/or Healthcare application with the Chinese version (both traditional and simplified scripts). Demonstrate the ability to explain the survey guidelines and to complete the survey both verbally and in writing. 
  4. Facilitate the community interviews, distinguish the socio-cultural-linguistic traits, and apply the knowledge of ethnolinguistic studies to understand how different ethnic groups perceive the world through the target language (Mandarin Chinese).
  5. Compare the differences between English and the target language (Mandarin Chinese) in approaching the questions and in answering the questionnaires/surveys/forms and discriminating concepts/ideas that may be ‘lost in translation.
  6. Identify how the target Language (Mandarin Chinese) is complexly intertwined with (Chinese speaking) culture (they have evolved together, influencing one another in the process, ultimately shaping what it means to be community).
  7. Articulate important concepts of Chinese culture including customs, traditions, society, practices with focus on Chinese festivals, and the distinctive aesthetics and arts forms of festivals expressions such as Chinese calligraphy writing, painting, paper cutting and other related art crafts
  8. Demonstrate an appreciation of Chinese culture and humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.

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