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Mandarin Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings..

MAND 1001 L11 - Introduction to Mandarin
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWThF, 1-4 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of Chinese Linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which, studied interdependently, comprise the Chinese Language.

CRN: 12482
Instructor: Dong
5 credits


MAND 1501 L22 - Intermediate Mandarin I
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts.

CRN: 12483
Instructor: Qu
3 credits


MAND 1502 L11 - Intermediate Mandarin II
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Intermediate Mandarin II will continue introducing students to the fundamentals of the Mandarin language, emphasizing the five main components of language acquisition (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural competence) using a task- and content-based Mandarin learning program. Conducted in Mandarin.

CRN: 13280
Instructor: Lai
3 credits


MAND 2001 L21 - Mandarin Language and Literature
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A critical analysis of selected cultural and literary texts: composition, conversation, and review of pertinent grammatical structures.

CRN: 12665
Instructor: Lai
3 credits


MLAL 3043 L11 - Modern Chinese Literature
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course focuses on the linguistic study of the Chinese language. Students discuss the formal domains of language structure with a focus on Chinese and discuss contemporary research and theory in Chinese linguistics. We will address key topics in Chinese linguistics, like whether Chinese has morphology or a tense/aspect system. The course is taught in Chinese.

CRN: 12718
Instructor: Huang
3 credits