China Studies Minor

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a 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 a Chinese cultural environment. This program is not designed for teacher certification. The minor requires intermediate Chinese language proficiency and a broad knowledge of Chinese culture, literature, and civilization. A total of 24 credits of coursework is required, including 12 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 about China in other departments. In order to receive the minor, students must successfully complete the following course work:

Language Courses
CHIN 101Elementary Chinese I3
CHIN 102DElementary Chinese II3
CHIN 201DIntermediate Chinese I3
CHIN 202DIntermediate Chinese II3
Non-language Courses
Choose one of the following:3
Historical and Literary Journey into Modern China
Modern Asia
Buddhist Traditions
Chinese Culture & Civilization
Culture, Language, and Society
Choose three of the following:9
History of Asian Art and Architecture
History of Chinese Cinema
Modern China
Monsoon Asian Civilization
Gender in Asia
Science and Medicine in China
Independent Study
Total Credits24