Further develop four-skills of Chinese proficiency, and iInvolves readings and discussions, of works on contemporary cultural and social life in the vernacular. Works on how to read effectively and write clearly and coherently through 1) learning both semi-formal and formal vocabulary, idioms, descriptive expressions, advanced sentence structures and the major features that define advanced Chinese; 2) practice formal writing about the different aspects of Chinese culture that interests you. This course helps students further solidify the foundation for their Chinese study at the next level either in another classroom setting or on their own. NOT open to native speakers. An optional course for Chinese Minor.