Chinese - Minor

The minor in Chinese is an academic program open to all students in the university. The minor is interdisciplinary in nature and combines courses in Chinese language and culture with electives in Chinese studies, as well as a capstone project. The minor is a valuable complement to the academic portfolio of any student majoring in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, who wishes to add an international dimension to their intellectual profile. In addition, Chinese studies faculty offer study abroad programs in order to enrich student learning experiences and cultural knowledge while helping students attain higher proficiency in the language.

Core Courses
CHIN 201Intermediate Chinese I3
CHIN 202Intermediate Chinese II3
CHIN 301Reading and Composition3
CHIN 302Reading and Composition II3
CHIN 491Research (Capstone course)3
Elective Course
Select one of the following:3
Society and Population of Modern China
Imperial China
Modern China
Chinese Cultural History
Contemporary Political Problems and Issues
Society and Population of Modern China
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Students must earn a "C" or better in all minor coursework.

Capstone Project

The capstone project allows students to integrate knowledge and skills about topics pertaining to Chinese language, culture, history, geography, etc. that they have gained through their coursework, including any study abroad experience in China. Students will consult with the faculty in Chinese and meet regularly with a faculty advisor to complete an independent research project about a topic of their interest pertaining to China.