I did not want to take a Chinese language class until later in the year, but when I was looking at the Winter and Spring quarters they offer chin2 and chin3 but not chin1. Is this because you HAVE to start fall quarter taking the class or something? I really wanted to take one or two quarters of Thai because my family is Thai and my grandmother is going to die soon and my "second father", an Abbott at the Thai temple I used to go to, is getting old. Both mean a lot to me, obviously, and have always wanted two things of me: to go to a good college and to speak Thai. Well, I'm going to UCLA but I don't speak Thai. So I wanted to take some Thai classes so I could at least communicate with them on a basic level which would be enough to keep them smiling for weeks. But at the same time I do need to be proficient in Chinese for my major.
So do you HAVE to start taking Chinese in the Fall?