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Acquire expertise in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and the third most common language in the U.S. while developing an understanding of this rich and diverse culture. A minor in Chinese will prepare you to work in and with Sinophone areas of the world or for graduate study in East Asia-related fields. Graduates may work in government service, NGOs, cyber security, international business, or education.

The Chinese minor requires six language courses and two courses in culture, religious studies, history, and political science.

The Chinese minor requires eight courses, with six required courses and two electives. The courses are:

Course Requirements:

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  • CHNS 101: Intro to Mandarin I (3 Credits)
  • CHNS 102: Intro to Mandarin II (3 Credits)
  • CHNS 203: Intermediate Mandarin I (3 Credits)
  • CHNS 204: Intermediate Mandarin II (3 Credits)
  • CHNS 208: Contemporary Readings (3 Credits)
  • CHNS 210: Conversation/Composition I (3 Credits)
  • POLI 241: Comparative Politics: Asia (3 Credits)
  • ASIA 127: China/India: Two Giants in Asia (3 Credits)


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate communicative proficiency in Mandarin at the Intermediate level, orally, and in writing.
  • Discuss and analyze data and events related to Asian countries from a more comprehensive perspective.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the geography, history, society, and politics of the Asian world.
  • Display cultural competency and understanding of the peoples, cultures, and value systems in Asia.