Advanced Modern Chinese
Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 100B with grade of C or better or Chinese placement test. Third-year Chinese. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Chinese to qualify for more advanced courses. Materials selected from contemporary Chinese publications, with emphasis on social sciences. Texts analyzed for their linguistic features and social and cultural background. Readings, compositions, informal debates on topical issues, and oral presentations. P/NP or letter grading.