Ever looked for an opportunity to learn some spoken Chinese (Mandarin)? Want to know how to write Chinese characters? This course combines those elements of language with a detailed tour of Chinese places. In each class meeting, the instructor will introduce students to two Chinese cities, providing information on the cities' history, culture, traditions, food, and places of interest. By the term's end, students will have a better understanding of China and be able to speak and write 50-100 Chinese words. They will also know where to eat authentic Chinese food in the Triangle area.