Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Searchable Course Catalog

header image

CHLA8368

Chinese History Through Cinema


This course is a 15-week Content-Based Instruction (CBI) course that embodies the Monterey Way. The format of the class has 4-hour component, with additional informal 2-hour Movie Club participation: vocabulary and communicative grammar interpersonal practices, performance, and content discussion or reading extension. The learning tasks incorporate reading texts of Chinese contemporary historical events to enhance students’ understanding, watching movies that mark historical events, acting and discussing in class. It is designed to build colloquial conversational and listening skills through acting bits from the movie, to engage students to access authentic texts, to enhance understanding of content knowledge of Chinese modern history and Chinese culture. Assignments include different forms of performing and acting, weekly essays, grammar exercise sheets, listening exercises, etc. This course also has a Moodle site where students are able to get course materials week by week. Also, outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in the Movie Club. Prerequisite: Intermediate-high or above language proficiency level as determined by placement and oral exams; students with ability to read less complex authentic materials.

Subject:
Chinese
Department:
Language & Intercultural Study
Division:
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2016 - MIIS

CHLA8368A-F16 Lecture (Dai, Wu)

Spring 2015 - MIIS

CHLA8368A-S15 Lecture (Chen)