Chinese Studies Requirements

Requirements for the Major in Chinese:

A minimum of ten courses beyond the 101-level, including three 300 level,  two 400 level, and 489 (Senior Project). Students have the option of taking one China-related MLT course for Chinese credit in place of one 400-level course. Majors are expected to participate on the China Term Abroad program and are encouraged to improve their language skills by attending the weekly Chinese Table and participating in other extracurricular activities. In addition, majors are urged to take other courses related to Chinese culture and history in academic fields such as history, philosophy, anthropology, art history, and political science.

Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major in Chinese:

A minimum of seven courses beyond the 101-level, including two courses on the 300-level and one MLT course, or a third course at the 300-level. 4 courses beyond the 101-level are required if combined with participation in a Union Term Abroad to China.

Requirements for the Minor in Chinese:

A minimum of 6 courses at the 101-level or above. For students not participating in the Term Abroad in China, one of those six courses should be an MLT course. For students participating in the Term Abroad in China, students may complete their minor in Chinese with 3 additional courses (which can include 100). When selecting courses for the term abroad, students should select courses directly related to the host culture, with the approval of the department chair.