China Studies Minor (Non-Teaching)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a non-teaching minor in China Studies (Chinese language and culture).  The program’s mission is to provide students with the language skill and cultural understanding they need to succeed in Chinese contexts. The minor requires basic Chinese language proficiency and a broad knowledge of Chinese history, literature, and culture.

A total of 28 credits of coursework is required, including 16 credits in Chinese language, and 12 credits of non-language China-related courses, 9 credits of which are at the upper division level. In addition, as many as 9 credits may be taken from courses on China in other departments. In order to receive the minor, students must successfully complete the following course work:

Language Courses
CHIN 101Elementary Chinese I4
CHIN 102DElementary Chinese II4
CHIN 201DIntermediate Chinese I4
CHIN 202DIntermediate Chinese II4
Non-language Courses
Choose one of the following:3
Historical and Literary Journey into Modern China
Chinese Culture & Civilization
Buddhist Traditions
Culture, Language, and Society
Modern Asia
Choose three of the following:9
History of Asian Art and Architecture
History of Chinese Cinema
Modern China
Gender in Asia
Science and Medicine in China
Special Topics (Asian Civilization: on-line only)
Undergraduate Research **
Independent Study
Total Credits28
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Students who are on the Chinese Government Scholarship or other scholarship to study in China will receive 3 credits of ML 490R or ML 492. We highly recommend students who are pursuing a China Studies minor to spend a short period of time in China. In the summer program, 3 credits of Chinese language and 3 credits of Chinese culture can be earned.