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Shu-Chen Chen

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), National Chengchi University
Master of Arts (MA), University of Victoria
Master of Arts (MA), University of Virginia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Virginia
CHIN 116: Intensive Introductory Chinese
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis.
CHIN 126: Intensive Introductory Chinese
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis.
CHIN 216: Intensive Intermediate Chinese
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 226: Intensive Intermediate Chinese
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 1016: Intensive Introductory Chinese
Credits: 4
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 1020: Elementary Chinese
Credits: 4
The second in a two-semester introduction to modern Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 1026: Intensive Introductory Chinese
Credits: 4
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016 or equivalent.
CHIN 2010: Intermediate Chinese
Credits: 4
Builds on the foundations acquired in CHIN 1010-1020 with further refinement of all four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1020 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 2016: Intensive Intermediate Chinese
Credits: 4
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
CHIN 2020: Intermediate Chinese
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: CHIN 2010, 2020 are the continuation of CHIN 1020. They are not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students improve their spoken and aural proficiency, achieve a solid reading level, and learn to express themselves clearly in writing on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. These goals are approached through grammar and reading-writing exercises, classroom drills, listening and speaking activities, and written quizzes and exams.
CHIN 2026: Intensive Intermediate Chinese
Credits: 4
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016, 1026 & 2016 or equivalent.
CHIN 3010: Pre-Advanced Chinese I
Credits: 3
This course is the continuation of Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 2020). All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2020 or 2060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 3020: Pre-Advanced Chinese II
Credits: 3
This course is a continuation of CHIN 3010. Readings and discussion are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: CHIN 3010, CHIN 3050, Placement Test Results or Instructor Permission
CHIN 4993: Independent Study in Chinese
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study in Chinese.