Chinese Department

中文系

Chinese Minor

Students interested in learning Chinese language but whose primary academic interests lie outside of literature and culture are encouraged to consider a Chinese minor. Students pursuing a Chinese minor study modern Chinese at a high-intermediate or advanced level, become familiar with the literary or cultural traditions of one or more time periods in Chinese history, and be trained to design and pursue intellectual projects of their own design. Chinese minors are particularly encouraged to consider ways in which their study of Chinese might advance or add nuance to their primary disciplinary research and interests. Additional information about the Chinese Minor can be found under Learning Outcomes.

Requirements

  1. Two units of 300-level Chinese literature courses, at least one must be in the original language (not in translation).
  2. Depending on language proficiency, additional courses or substitutions (see chart below).
Minor requirements

Starting Language Course

Language Courses

300-level Courses

Total Units

Chinese 110:

Chinese 110, 210

Two units of 3xx-level Chinese literature courses, at least one not in translation.

6 units

Chinese 210:

Chinese 210

Four 3xx-level Chinese courses, at least three not in translation (two of the four units may be Chinese 311, 312, or 316).

6 units

Chinese 311:

Chinese 311, 312 (optional)

Four 3xx-level Chinese courses, at least three not in translation (two of the four units may be Chinese 311, 312, or 316).

4 units

Students planning to complete the minor should make sure to complete the Declaration of Minor form.