May 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalogue 
2020-2021 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chinese Studies, B.A.

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Mark Graham, Chair
Rujie Wang


The Program in Chinese Studies introduces students to both Chinese language and Chinese literature. Its objective is to teach students the basic skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing Chinese. Besides providing practical training in Chinese for career purposes, the program is also designed to familiarize students with non-Western conceptual schemes and modes of thought. The courses in Chinese language and literature, together with related courses from the departments of Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Sociology, will give students a strong background in China and East Asia in general.

Special Notes

  • Off-Campus Study: Majors in Chinese are required to complete an approved off-campus study program in China (or approved equivalent experience). Approved transfer credit from participation in this program can count toward the major requirements.
  • Students with Chinese language proficiency beyond the intermediate level (CHIN 20100  or CHIN 20200  ) will substitute advanced Chinese language courses (e.g., CHIN 30100 , CHIN 30200 ,CHIN 31100 , CHIN 31200 ) for the major or minor.
  • Students who wish to take the maximum number of courses for this major are encouraged to complete additional courses from the options offered in the major requirements.
  • Majors and minor are not permitted to take any courses within the department for S/NC credit, nor will classes taken for audit count.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.

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