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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Humanities and Natural Sciences

CHIN A100 First Year Chinese I 3crs.

This is a beginning Mandarin Chinese course designed for students with no previous knowledge of any Chinese dialect or written Chinese.  Students will learn basic Chinese characters, conversational skills, and entry-level Chinese grammar.  The course will focus on Chinese pinyin Romanization system, tones and pronunciation.

CHIN A101 First Year Chinese II 3crs.

This course is a continuation of First Year Chinese I.  The emphasis in this course is still on speaking and listening.  Reading and writing will be developed in conjunction with oral skills.  THe course aims to expand vocabulary and introduce more complex grammatical structures.  The course will help students expand from their base of the previous semester.

CHIN A200 Second Year Chinese I 3crs.

Students who have completed First Year Chinese will continue to develop the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese.  The use of more complex communicative activities and readings on various topics will be introduced.

CHIN A201 Second Year Chinese II 3 crs.

This course further expands students' vocabulary base to permit reading of increasingly authentic texts from newspapers, journals and other sources and introduces writing assignments.  By the end of this course students are expected to be able to deal with daily-life related Chinese.