The Chinese Studies program offers students a diverse curriculum centered on Chinese language, literature and culture. Its language courses provide a solid foundation in Chinese linguistic and cultural fluency through an emphasis on four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, while courses taught in English explore both ancient and modern Chinese literary and visual culture, and acquaint students with traditional, modern and contemporary Chinese cultural, social and historical phenomena. In addition, the major in Asian and Asian American Studies offers a Chinese Studies track.
The Chinese Studies major consists of 11 courses:
Students are required to successfully complete the following four language courses: Chin 203 Intermediate Chinese I; Chin 204 Intermediate Chinese II; Chin 305 Advanced Chinese I; Chin 306 Advanced Chinese II. (Note: CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I and CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II provide the basic linguistic knowledge and skills required to begin the major but do not count towards the major). After consultation and proficiency test assessment administered by Chinese Program faculty, students who already demonstrate competence in Mandarin at any of the required levels may waive part or all of the language requirements. Waived Chinese language courses will not count toward the major and must be replaced with other Chinese Studies courses to bring the total number of courses to eleven. A grade of C or better is necessary for a course to count toward the Chinese Studies Major.
Students choose six of the courses listed below (or other approved Chinese Studies courses as they become available). Students are also required to successfully complete one course designated as Asian American and Diasporic Studies. Students declaring DAAAS majors will be required to take two 400 level courses, at least one of which must be in their major. These courses must: 1) be taught by DAAAS faculty members; 2) be non-language courses; and 3) be chosen in consultation with the major advisor.
The minor in Chinese Studies consists of three required language courses and three Chinese Studies elective courses. At least three of these six courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.
Language Requirements: CHIN 203 (Intermediate Chinese I, CHIN 204 (Intermediate Chinese II, and CHIN 305 (Advanced Chinese I). (Note: CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I and CHIN 102 Elementary Chiense II provide the basic linguistic knowledge and skills required to begin the minor but do not count towards the minor.) After consultation and proficiency test assessment administered by Chinese Program faculty, students who demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin at any of the required levels may waive part or all of the language requirements. Waived Chinese language courses will not count toward the minor and must be replaced with other Chinese Studies courses to bring the total number of courses up to six.
Three Chinese Studies Elective Courses from the following list (or other Chinese Studies courses as they become available):
Last Updated: 5/22/13