Description
THE CHINESE WRITING SYSTEM IN EAST ASIA
The Chinese script is presumed to be difficult to the untrained eye, but of the myth lies in misunderstandings or misinformation. The course will introduce students to the Chinese writing system through historical and applied linguistics perspectives, and it will provide opportunities of discussion on how the Chinese script influences topics in anthropology, education, arts, and politics in the East Asian region. Students will gain foundational knowledge regarding the linguistic features of the Chinese writing system, including its historical development, acquire an insight into the cultural aspect of the script, and be challenged to apply such knowledge to make critical inquiries on the relationship between the writing system and literacy development, cognitive science, visual arts, and society.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Geographic Region
Social Science
Pmathic Ctext: Global&Cr. Cult
Pmathic Ctext: Soc/Behav
Offering
Course
LING 1044
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Linguistics
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring