Chinese Studies as an emphasis of Integrated Studies
From Fall 2013 on, you can chose Chinese Studies as an emphasis in Integrated Studies.
CHST 200G Introduction to Chinese Studies# (3.0) 3.0
CHIN 2010 Intermediate Chinese I* (4.0) 4.0
Complete 12 credits from the following courses: 12.0
CHIN 202G Intermediate Chinese II* (3.0)
CHIN 3510 Chinese Culture and Civilization* (3.0)
CHST 362G Traditional Chinese History# (3.0)
CHST 363G Modern Chinese History# (3.0)
CHST 373G Traditional Chinese Literature# (3.0)
CHST 375G Modern Chinese Literature# (3.0)
CHST 416G Chinese Culture and Film# (3.0)
HIST 3610 The Modern History of East Asia# (3.0)
POLS 3600 International Relations of East Asia# (3.0)
CHST 490R Special Topics in Chinese Studies …# (3.0)
* Courses taught in Chinese
# Courses taught in English
Other advisor-approved course:
CHST 481R Internship in China-related company (3.0)
This program has been created in response to increasing student demand for a Chinese Studies emphasis. Students with a strong interest in China and/or Chinese Studies and with a strong desire to pursue another emphasis as well will see this as a good option. The Honors Program is adding to this pool of interdisciplinary students. As an emphasis, Chinese Studies makes a strong addition to the IS major as a possible emphasis for students interested in a China-related career, who also have expertise in business or computer science, etc.
The Chinese Studies emphasis focuses on linguistic and cultural literacy. Chinese Studies students will develop the knowledge and skills required to become proficient experts on China, especially within the digital (computer aided) arena, and in conjunction with business or computer science or other emphases.
Purpose of Emphasis
This IS emphasis will allow students with interests and talents in more than one area to creatively combine disciplines, as they synthesize the knowledge from their Chinese Studies emphasis with the knowledge from their other chosen IS emphasis. The Chinese Studies emphasis will foster interdisciplinary study within the university community and provide a program for those students who are interested in career paths that require a global perspective, with a focus on China, including, business, politics, economics, international trade, public relations, media and film industry, human rights advocacy, as well as graduate work in international studies, economics, political science, history, or communication. These careers are numerous, just to name typical ones: managers and executives in companies or organizations with a relation to China, expatriates, quality control manager, teachers, heads of joint ventures, software and web developers, tourist guides.
This program will enable students to familiarize themselves with basic concepts of the Chinese language, culture and society. Students should be able to communicate at the Intermediate Low level according to National Standards provided by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language. These guidelines are found at http://actflproficiencyguidelines2012.org/.
The Chinese Studies Experience at UVU
Utah Valley University is prepared to host the Chinese Studies emphasis. As an Integrated Studies emphasis, Chinese Studies is fully supported by the Integrated Studies program, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and the Languages Department. A minor in Chinese Studies is already available.