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CHNS0411 with Wei Xu18 days ago

This is a very difficult class, but I believe Classical Chinese is super valuable for Chinese language learners. I never really grasped the core grammatical rules, and that made the entire semester a real challenge. Exams are very difficult: you need to be very detail-focused and memorize all the grammar rules and terms.

Fast-PacedFair GradingDifficult Exams
7hrs / week Extremely difficulty High value Would not take again
CHNS0331 with Wei Xu18 days ago

I was really excited to take this course because I was interested to learn more about attitudes toward gender, s*x and love in ancient China. However, I found the lectures to be very boring and disorganized. There was not any seminar-style discussion; the only way to participate was to raise your hand and basically interrupt the teacher. Professor Xu is obviously very passionate and knowledgeable about the material, but that does not transfer well to his teaching. Most of the class was very checked-out, with only a few people really giving their all. The readings themselves were super interesting and often fun, but in the second half of the class the pace ramped way up as Professor Xu had us read about three books in two months. I know only a few people who actually did all the readings. The class is primarily readings, listening to lectures, 3 papers, and a final presentation.

I was really excited to take this course because I was interested to learn more about attitudes toward gender, s*x and love in ancient China. However, I found the lectures to be very boring and disorganized. There was not any seminar-style discussion; the only way to participate was to raise your hand and basically interrupt the teac …Read more

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingTough Grading
5hrs / week Average difficulty Low value Would not take again
CHNS0102 with Hang Du21 days ago

If you are passionate to continue learning Chinese, then this course is for you. 102 in J-term is an amazing intense class with lots of activities to practice, speak and use the language in different ways. There will be a lot of grammar to learn and if you want to have success in the class, then you have to put a lot of effort into it. Professors are great and will be there to support you if you also contribute your part. I would like to note that if you felt like 101 Chinese was horrible and you were near to drop it. Then I would suggest you to not take it since it can be overwhelming, however NOT IMPOSSIBLE. Make sure you review what you learned in 101 so you do well in 102.

If you are passionate to continue learning Chinese, then this course is for you. 102 in J-term is an amazing intense class with lots of activities to practice, speak and use the language in different ways. There will be a lot of grammar to learn and if you want to have success in the class, then you have to put a lot of effort into i …Read more

Fast-PacedLots of HomeworkFair Grading
10hrs / week Very difficulty Extremely high value Would take again
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