Minor in Chinese

The minor in Chinese focuses on learning Chinese language, literature, film, and culture. This program will be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where Chinese language proficiency is important. This program also contributes to meeting the diverse language needs of students with personal or academic interests in China and its culture.

This minor requires 5 courses taken in Chinese and one course focused on some aspect of Chinese history, politics, or culture taken in another department or program in the College of Liberal Arts.  Students should see the faculty in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies (formerly Critical Languages Department) for more information on placement and appropriate course selection.

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
Select two of the following:6
Pre-Modern Chinese Literature
Contemporary Chinese Urban Film and Fiction in Translation
Women in Chinese Literature
World Society in Literature & Film
Select one other elective 13
Total Credit Hours18

One elective from another CLA department may be approved by an advisor (the course focuses 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.