Major and Minor in Chinese Studies*

The Chinese Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students to pursue a career related to China. It combines Chinese language and cultural components to equip students with a relatively solid language basis and general knowledge about Chinese culture, history and society. This program offers both major and minor specializations.

The BA specialization in Chinese studies consists of the successful completion of 18 semester hours of Chinese language courses beyond level 2, and 12 semester hours in China-related courses, selected under advisement. At least six hours must be taken in residence

The Minor in Chinese studies consists of the successful completion of 12 semester hours of Chinese language courses beyond level 2, and 6 semester hours in China-related courses, selected under advisement. At least six hours must be taken in residence.

The 18 credits of Chinese language courses beyond level 2 for the Major in Chinese Studies and the 12 credits of Chinese language courses beyond level 2 for the Minor in Chinese Studies can be chosen from the followings:
 
CHIN003 Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 3a Intermediate Chinese Conversation and Oral Practice
CHIN004 Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 005 Advanced Reading
CHIN 101-106 Advanced Chinese Language
CHIN 110 Chinese Conversation and Oral Practice
CHIN 113 Business Chinese I
CHIN 114 Business Chinese II

The 12 credits of China-related courses for the Major in Chinese Studies and the 6 credits of China-related courses for Minor in Chinese Studies can be chosen from the followings:
 
LIT 88 Self and Society in Chinese Literature
LIT 87 Modern Chinese Literature
ASST 001 Introduction to Chinese Culture
LIT 86 Chinese Novel: Dream of the Red Chamber
HIST 71 China and Japan to 1800
HIST 72 C China and Japan Since 1800
HIST 173 Modern China
HIST 175 Confucian China: Origin to the 18th Century
PSC 146 China: Government and Politics
PHI 60 Introduction to Chinese Philosophical and Religious Traditions
PHI 17 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy

*(Endorsed by the State of New York in the Fall 2007)
 
Major and Minor in Chinese*

Major and Minor in Chinese stress language proficiency with minimal requirement on culture-related courses.

BA specialization in Chinese consists of the successful completion of 24 semester hours of Chinese language courses beyond level 4, and six semester hours in Asia-related courses, selected under advisement. At least six hours must be taken in residence. Students are strongly urged to go to China and earn 12 credits in Chinese language.

Minor in Chinese consists of the successful completion of 18 semester hours in Chinese beyond level 2, under advisement. At least six hours must be taken in residence

The 24 semester hours of Chinese language courses beyond level 4 for the Major in Chinese can be taken from the following:
 
CHIN 005 Advanced Reading
CHIN 101-106 Advanced Chinese Language
CHIN 110 Chinese Conversation and Oral Practice
CHIN 113 Business Chinese I
CHIN 114 Business Chinese II

The 6 credit hours in Asia-related courses for the Major in Chinese can be taken from the followings:
 
LIT 88 (Self and Society in Chinese Literature)
LIT 87 (Modern Chinese Literature)
ASST 001 (Chinese Novel: Dream of the Red Chamber)
LIT 86 (Chinese Novel: Dream of the Red Chamber)
LIT 89 (Beauty and Sadness in Japanese Literature and Culture)
LIT 85 (Asian Literature in Translation)

The 18 semester hours in Chinese beyond level 2 for the Minor in Chinese can be taken from the followings:
 
CHIN003 Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 3a Intermediate Chinese Conversation and Oral Practice
CHIN 004 Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 005 Advanced Reading
CHIN 101-106 Advanced Chinese Language
CHIN 110 Chinese Conversation and Oral Practice
CHIN 113 Business Chinese I
CHIN 114 Business Chinese II
Career directions of past students:
  • Yihua Fu, graduated in 2004, entered the graduate school of Yale University, legal profession
  • Jonathan Ross, graduated in 2005, went to China upon graduation and served as a manager for an American company