Chinese Language

To fulfill a Chinese major, students will demonstrate both linguistic and cultural competence.

Requirements for the Chinese Major

The major consists of nine courses.

  • Four core language courses:
    • CHIN 231: Intermediate Chinese I
    • CHIN 232: Intermediate Chinese II
    • CHIN 301: Third-Year Chinese I
    • CHIN 302: Third-Year Chinese II
  • One language course above CHIN 302, such as:
    • CHIN 320: Special Topics in Chinese
    • CHIN 351 Chinese Language and Society through the Media
    • CHIN 360: Professional Chinese
    • An equivalent course taken during an approved study abroad language program
  • Four courses, taught in English, focused on China/Chinese language and culture:
    • At least one must examine transnationalism/regionalism/global perspectives
    • At least one must be 300-level
    • No more than one may be 100-level
    • One may be an Independent Study or an Asian Studies senior seminar (ASIAN 397 and ASIAN 399)
    • The Asian Conversations sequence (ASIAN 210, 215/216, 220) may count for no more than two

Please see attached worksheet for specific course requirements.

Additionally, Chinese majors are highly encouraged to spend a semester abroad on the Term in China program or another study abroad option.