Major/Minor

The Program in Chinese Studies introduces students to both Chinese language and Chinese literature. Its objective is to teach students the basic skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing Chinese. Besides providing practical training in Chinese for career purposes, the program is also designed to familiarize students with non-Western conceptual schemes and modes of thought. The courses in Chinese language and literature, together with related courses from the departments of Anthropology, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, will give students a strong background in China and East Asia in general.

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Major in Chinese Studies

Consists of eleven courses:

  • CHIN 20100
  • CHIN 20200
  • CHIN 30100
  • CHIN 30200
  • One of the following courses: CHIN 31100 or CHIN 31200
  • Two of the following courses, in two different departments: HIST 10105 or 10150 (when China-focused), 20000, 20100, 23700; PHIL 23200; RELS 21600; SOCI 21100-21107 (when China-focused)
  • One of the following courses: CHIN 22000, 22200, 22300, 40000; HIST 10105 or 10150 (when China-focused), 20000, 20100, 23700; PHIL 23200; RELS 21600; SOCI 21100-21105 (when China-focused)
  • CHIN 40100 (Junior Independent Study)
  • CHIN 45100 (Senior Independent Study)
  • CHIN 45200 (Senior Independent Study)

Minor in Chinese Studies

Consists of six courses:

  • CHIN 20100
  • CHIN 20200
  • CHIN 30100
  • Three of the following courses: CHIN 22000, 22200, 22300, HIST 20000, 23501, 23700, RELS 21600 or PHIL 23200

Special Notes

  • Overseas Study: Majors in Chinese are required to complete an approved off-campus study program in China. Approved transfer credit from participation in this program can count toward the major requirements.
  • Minors in Chinese may satisfy the CHIN 20100, 20200, and 31100 requirements by taking the equivalent courses from endorsed off-campus programs.
  • Students who wish to take the maximum number of courses for this major are encouraged to complete additional courses from the options offered in the major requirements.
  • Majors and minor are not permitted to take any courses within the department for S/NC credit, nor will classes taken for audit count.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.