China is developing both socially and economically at a rapid pace and is becoming more and more open to the outside world. In this sense, more and more connections are bound to occur between the U.S. and China. Therefore, the learning of Chinese language and culture will not only enhance the student's ability to communicate in Chinese, but also promote the student's understanding of Chinese culture and society. It will also give students a chance to enrich their own experience in language learning and the ability to communicate interculturally. Equivalent to ICS-440.