Chinese Books 8102 major 

Chinese (165) Major


The major in Chinese requires 12 courses (of 3 credits or more) distributed as follows:


  1. Six courses in Chinese language (Mandarin) above the 100-level, including at least one course in classical Chinese.
  2. Four courses in Chinese literature, history, and/or culture (under subject code 165).
  3. One course chosen from East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era (098:241) OR East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (098:242) OR Global East Asia (098:250).
  4. Capstone Seminar on East Asian Studies (098:444).


Students interested in teacher certification at K - 12 schools are advised to consult the department web site or the Student Handbook under Major Programs for the requirements.


Chinese (165) Minor


Minors will be introduced to the cultural heritage of China through courses on literature, history, visual culture, language and linguistics. Minors will be able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary and cultural materials appropriate to the student’s area of specialization. Students will achieve advanced linguistic competency and be able to demonstrate practical skills in using Chinese for translation and interpretation. Students will be able to relate relevant issues to other areas in the humanities.


 The minor in Chinese consists of four courses in the Chinese language above the 100-level plus two additional elective courses (of 3 credits or more) in the area of concentration (subject code 165). The elective courses may be language courses or culture courses.