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Master of Arts in Asian Studies - Option in Chinese Studies (30 units)

This option includes a choice between two tracks:

1) Chinese Language and Culture
2) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Track 1: “Chinese Language and Culture” is tailored for non-native speakers of Chinese who would like to explore more about Chinese language and culture, without the intention to become a Chinese language instructor.
Track 2: “Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language” targets native speakers or near-native speakers of Chinese who would like to become a Chinese language instructor either in the United States or in China.

Requirements

Required Core Courses (12 units):
  • A/ST 600. Asian Studies and Languages: Research and Methodologies (3)
  • Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Asian Studies or consent of instructor.
  • A/ST 620. Comparative Traditional Cultures of Asia (3)
  • Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Asian Studies or consent of instructor.
  • A/ST 630. Asia and Globalization (3)
  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Asian Studies or consent of instructor.
  • A/ST 697. Research Capstone and Practicum (3)
  • Prerequisites: A/ST 600; A/ST 620 or AST 630; or consent of graduate advisor

18 units from the following electives, selected with consultation of the graduate advisor:

  • CHIN 410/510. Chinese Information Processing (3)
    Prerequisite. CHIN 202, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 430A/530A. Classical Chinese Fiction (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 451/551. Chinese Culture and Tradition (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 561. Structure of Modern Chinese Language (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  • CHIN 462/562. Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 581. Principles and Practice of Teaching Chinese (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 485/585. Masterpieces from China (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 490/590. Selected Topics in Chinese Studies (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • CHIN 599. Directed Studies in Chinese (1-6)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
  • LING 561. Second Language Curriculum Development (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of instructor.
  • LING 562. Second Language Testing and Assessment (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of instructor

Suggested electives for the Chinese Language and Culture track: CHIN 530A, CHIN 551, CHIN 561 (required for this track); CHIN 585; CHIN 599.

Suggested electives for the Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language track: CHIN 510; CHIN 551; CHIN 561 (required for this track); CHIN 562; CHIN 581 (required for this track); CHIN 599; LING 561; LING 562.


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