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Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CULTURE & LANGUAGE
This course surveys Chinese culture and language in both verbal and nonverbal communication forms. Beginning with a brief overview of political and historical differences between The People’s Republic of China and The Republic of China (Taiwan), it explores elements of Chinese family structures, food, traditional holidays, social art, and leisure activities. Basic conversational Chinese language and rudiments of traditional Chinese writing will be utilized throughout the course. This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in China/Taiwan, as well those interested in cross-cultural communication.