University of Iowa Credit Courses Spring 2014 The courses listed on this page are all University of Iowa-for credit courses offered in collaboration with the Confucius Institute. These courses are open to University of Iowa students. Students wishing to take these courses must enroll though the University of Iowa's enrollment system on ISIS.
039:003 Beginning Chinese I This is the first course of a two course series of beginning Chinese offered through the Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa and designed for students who have little or no Chinese language background. The purpose of this course is to lay groundwork for the study of modern Chinese. The course will provide instruction in all four language skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading and writing.
Successful completion of this course will qualify the student to enroll in 039:004 Beginning Chinese II. This course is NOT an approved GE foreign language course. There are no prerequisites for this course. Students will earn 3 semester hours for the completion of this course.
Course times vary depending on the section for which you register
Tuition and materials Tuition will be calculated in accordance with University of Iowa policy and paid through the University of Iowa system. Materials $50 total for: Introduction to Standard Chinese Pinyin System textbook $20 and Contemporary Chinese 1: Exercise book, Character book, Textbook and Multimedia materials $30 Materials must be purchased from the Confucius Institute before the starting date of the course.
Location 25 Phillips Hall
Course instructor Xi Ma