I work at GAC and I was thinking of proposing a small class/independent study, possibly for J-term, of Manderin Chinese. I would really like the chance to teach a full Chinese class, but I would like to start off small. So I was thinking maybe "An Introduction of Chinese in a Cultural Context" that way I could teach the basics of the language but mix some Chinese cultural studies into it to fill it out and make it more fun and less stressful (Chinese is a very hard language to learn, so I'd use the cultural stuff to help pace the class)
Does this sound like something that there may be interest in at Gustavus? I'd love to get some enthusiasm from students before I brought the idea to my boss. Thanks!