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Minor in Chinese Language and Culture

Program Description

A minimum of 18 units in Chinese Studies: 12 lower-division Chinese language units and 6 upper division elective units. The Minor in Chinese Language and Culture is available to any non-Chinese Studies major. A ā€œCā€ grade in all required and elective classes in the Minor is required for continuation in the program.

Requirements

1. Take all of the following courses:

  • CHIN 101: Fundamentals of Chinese (4)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course which may be taken concurrently, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for CHIN 101.
  • CHIN 102: Fundamentals of Chinese (4)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course which may be taken concurrently, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Chinese.
  • CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, or formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study in Chinese.

Take any two of the following upper-division courses:

  • CHIN 380: Languages and Dialects in China (3)
    Prerequisites: CHIN 102 or equivalent.
  • CHIN 421: Current Affairs in China (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 451: Chinese Culture and Tradition (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 462: Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English (3)
    Prerequisite: CHIN 201, or consent of instructor.

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