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Chinese Minor Requirements

All students taking a minor in Chinese are expected to complete a total of 24 credits of course work. If a student begins the minor by taking language courses at a level above the elementary, neither credit nor exemption will be given for the lower level language course(s). Students who begin taking language courses at a level above the elementary should take advanced language courses in order to accumulate sufficient credits for the minor. Contact the undergraduate major advisor in Chinese in this department for details. Courses for the minor may not be taken pass/ fail. Students must have a minimum GPA in the Minor of 2.0 in order to satisfy the requirements for the minor. No more than 6 credits taken within or without the 5-College consortium will be accepted for the minor in Chinese.

Chinese Minor Advising

[Students with last name beginning A - H]
David K. Schneider
Herter 442 | dkschneider@asianlan.umass.edu 

[Students with last name beginning I - Q]
Zhijun Wang
Herter 337 | zhijunw@asianlan.umass.edu

[Students with last name beginning R - Z]
Elena Suet-Ying Chiu
Herter 333 | chiu@llc.umass.edu


Required (12 credits)

Chinese 126*: Intensive Elementary Chinese I 6 credits

Chinese 246: Intensive Elementary Chinese II 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”.


Select 12 credits from among the following:

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 326: Intensive Intermediate Chinese I 6 credits

Chinese 327: Intensive Intermediate Chinese II 6 credits

Chinese 394PI: Chinese Popular Culture 3 credits

Chinese 394WI: Women in Chinese Culture 3 credits

Chinese 375: Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 3 credits

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

Chinese 426: Advanced Modern Chinese I 3 credits

Chinese 427: Advanced Modern Chinese II 3 credits

Chinese 432: Media Chinese 3 credits

Chinese 433: Business Chinese 3 credits

Chinese 450: Elementary Classical Chinese 4 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

History 114: China: Origins - 1600 4 credits

History 115: China: 1600 - Present 4 credits