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Chinese Major Requirements

Prerequisites (24 credits)

Chinese 126*: Intensive Elementary Chinese I (Fall) 6 credits

Chinese 246: Intensive Elementary Chinese II (Spring) 6 credits

Chinese 326: Intensive Intermediate Chinese I (Fall) 6 credits

Chinese 327: Intensive Intermediate Chinese II (Spring) 6 credits

*Chinese 126 can be replaced by a combination of Chinese 110 “Non Intensive Elementary Chinese I” and Chinese 120 “Non-Intensive Elementary Chinese II”.

**These prerequisites can be waived by placement test.


Core Requirements (16 credits)

Chinese 375: Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (Fall) 3 credits

Chinese 426: Advanced Modern Chinese I (Fall) 3 credits

Chinese 427: Advanced Modern Chinese II (Spring) 3 credits

Chinese 450: Elementary Classical Chinese (Fall) 4 credits

One course in pre-modern Chinese (see courses below marked with #) 3 credits


Advanced Electives—Select 9 Credits

Chinese 432: Media Chinese 3 credits

Chinese 433: Business Chinese 3 credits

Chinese 526: Readings in Modern Chinese Literature I 3 credits

Chinese 527: Readings in Modern Chinese Literature II 3 credits

Chinese 528: Chinese Language in Context 3 credits

Chinese 555#: Readings in Classical Chinese Poetry 3 credits

Chinese 575:  Syntactic Structures of Chinese 3 credits

Chinese 576: History of the Chinese Language 3 credits

Chinese 577: Chinese Dialectology 3 credits

Chinese 580: Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 3 credits

Chinese 581: Second Language Acquisition of Chinese 3 credits

Chinese 597D#: Confucianism 3 credits

Chinese 597F#: Chinese Political Philosophy 3 credits

Chinese 597K#: Buddhist and Taoist Literature 3 credits

Chinese 597L: Modern Chinese Literature and Culture 3 credits

Chinese 597M#: Ming-Qing Novel I 3 credits

Chinese 597P#: Traditional Chinese Drama and Performing Arts 3 credits

Chinese 597Q#: Ming-Qing Novel II 3 credits

Chinese 670: Intro to Research Chinese Source materials 4 credits

#These credits will not double count toward the required nine elective credits.


Electives—Select 6 credits

Chinese 136: Introduction to Chinese Cinema 3 credits

Chinese 140: Chinese Script 3 credits

Chinese 150: Peoples and Languages of China 3 credits

Chinese 197Q: Late Imperial Chinese Literature and Culture 3 credits

Chinese 197S: China in World Affairs 3 credits

Chinese 241: Contemporary Chinese Literature 3 credits

Chinese 242: Chinese Vernacular Literature 3 credits

Chinese 397D: Philosophy and Religion in Chinese Literature 3 credits

History 114: China: Origins - 1600 4 credits

History 115: China: 1600 - Present 4 credits


Integrative Experience—Select 3 credits

Chinese 394PI: Chinese Popular Culture 3 credits

Chinese 394WI: Women in Chinese Culture 3 credits


Junior Year Writing (3 credits)

Chinese 381: Junior Year Writing 3 credits


Students must achieve a grade of C or better in a course for it to be counted toward the major. Students must have a minimum GPA in the major of 2.0 in order to satisfy the requirements in Chinese Language and Literature.

No pass/fail options will be accepted for those courses used toward completion of the requirements for the major. (Courses designated as mandatory pass/fail, however, may be considered for credit toward this major. Consult your advisor.)

Double majors need to complete the junior year writing requirement in only one of their majors. The Integrative Experience requirement needs to be fulfilled in their primary major. Only 6 credits from other institutions within and without the Five College consortium may be applied to this major.

For more information, or for assistance with being directed to a Chinese Undergraduate Advisor, please contact the East Asian Languages & Cultures Program Office, Herter Hall 440.