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Chinese Language, Minor

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Complete lower division Chinese courses [ 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G] or attain a similar level of language mastery through other means. Native speakers begin at the upper division level. 
Discipline Core Requirements: 9 Credits
  CHIN 3050 Advanced Chinese 3
  CHIN 3510 Chinese Culture and Civilization 3
  CHIN 4050 Chinese Language and Culture 3
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
In addition to the 9 core requirements, students must complete 9 hours of advisor-approved upper division electives from the following:  9
  CHST 362G Traditional Chinese History (3.0)  
  CHST 363G Modern Chinese History (3.0)  
  CHST 373G Classical Chinese Literature (3.0)  
  CHST 375G Modern Chinese Literature (3.0)  
  CHST 416G Chinese Culture and Film (3.0)  
  CHIN 4100 Translation and Interpretation (3.0)  
  POLS 3600 International Relations of East Asia (3.0)  
  other advisor-approved course  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CHIN 3050 * Advanced Chinese 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: *Based on experience/placement. See advisor for more information
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CHIN 3510 Chinese Culture and Civilization 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CHIN 4050 Chinese Language and Culture 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
CHIN Elective Upper division Chinese course 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CHIN Elective Upper division Chinese course 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CHIN Elective Upper division Chinese course 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Languages and Cultures

Location:

CB 306

Telephone:

801-863-8518

Email:

Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/lang

Chair:

Dr. Jeff Packer

Chair UVU Email:

packerje@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Administrative Contact: Amelia Riding, Admin II
  • Telephone: 801-863-8047
  • Email: Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Administrative Contact: Sally Walker, Admin III
  • Telephone: 801-863-7232
  • Email: Sally.Walker@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Advising: 
  • Telephone: 801-863-8047
  • Email:
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Dan Hoffman, ASL & Deaf Studies
  • Telephone: TBA
  • Email: DHoffman@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Alex Yuan, Chinese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5199
  • Email: gyuan@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: TBA, French
  • Telephone: 801-863-7262
  • Email: TBA
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jeff Packer, German and  Russian
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
  • Email:  packerje@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Yasuko Saito, Japanese
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
  • Email: SaitoYa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jorge Nisguritzer, Spanish
  • Telephone: 801-863-8231
  • Email: nisgurjo@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Travis Young, ACIPP Lab & Language Lab
  • Telephone: 801-863-6427
  • Email: Travis.Young@uvu.edu

The Language Lab, located at LA 003g, is open Monday-Friday and offers a variety of resources for students to practice language skills and get help using computers & software, tutoring one-on-one, in groups and watching DVD movies. To schedule appointments with tutors, call 801-863-7257. The Language Department Blog with lab hours and tutor schedules is http://blogs.uvu.edu/languages.

 
 

Faculty

Dale Boam(2006)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari De Dios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henager College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Deaf Studies

B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Jamie Hardman(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



A.A., American Sign Language, Salt Lake Community College, B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University' M.A., Deaf Studies/ Languages & Human Rights, Gallaudet University.

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Dan Hoffman(2012)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Communication Studies, Gallaudet University; M.S., Dean Studies/Deaf Education; Lamar University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Melanie Kemp(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., French, Texas Tech University; M.Ed., Methods of Teaching 19th Century Literature; Ph.D., French Literature, University of Nebraska.

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Spanish Literature, Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Yasuko Saito(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.A., Asian Studies, Seton Hall University.

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Walter Temple(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages
Faculty



B.A., French, Elon College; M.A., French Literature, American University; Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, College of Natural Resources; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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