Minor in Chinese

The minor in Chinese emphasizes language study while also recognizing the importance of learning about China through work in fields such as literature, history, anthropology, and religion. This program will be of particular interest to students considering careers in education, business, government or other professions where Chinese language proficiency is important. 

This minor requires 6 courses: three Chinese-language courses and three specified content courses with minimum grade of C-or higher and a grade point of 2.0 in that coursework.  Students should see the faculty advisor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies for more information on placement and appropriate course selection.

The minor can only be taken as part of an undergraduate degree program and is awarded at the time of graduation.

Students who place out of CHI 2002, CHI 3001, and/or CHI 3002 may substitute Chinese electives. See the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies for more information on placement and appropriate substitutions.

The minor can only be taken as part of an undergraduate degree program. An average of 2.0 in all Chinese courses as well as a minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses used for the minor. The specific courses required for the program are detailed in the Course List below.

Required Courses
CHI 2002Chinese Intermediate II3
CHI 3001Chinese Advanced I3
CHI 3002Chinese Advanced II3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
Pre-Modern Chinese Literature 1
Contemporary Chinese Urban Film and Fiction in Translation 2
Women in Chinese Literature 3
Select one other elective 43
Total Credit Hours18
1

Cross-listed equivalent is ASST 2014 Pre-Modern Chinese Literature.

2

Cross-listed equivalent is ASST 2022 Contemporary Chinese Urban Film and Fiction in Translation.

3

Cross-listed equivalent is ASST 3031 Women in Chinese Literature.

4

One elective from another CLA department may be approved by an advisor (the course must be focused exclusively on China).

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.