Mandarin IV is a seminar-style advanced intermediate level course in Mandarin Chinese. The purpose of the course is to facilitate the practical application of the language in spoken and written communication. The course also focuses on improving students’ abilities in reading and writing in Chinese simplified characters. The class will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese only. Students are required to read the assigned articles/passages at home. In class, students are expected to participate in the classroom discussions on the reading materials and complete classwork on vocabulary and grammar.