Taught in English. Introduces Chinese Language and Culture to interested students and gives them an overview about the minor study program. Includes an introduction into the characteristics of Chinese script by memorizing a few everyday expressions in Chinese. Introduces Chinese history, economy, society, politics, culture and popular culture, and ethics including philosophy, religions, beliefs, film, literature, contemporary discourses.
Introduces the student to the broad outlines of the cultural history of traditional China from some of the earliest historical records (about 1200 BCE) up through the late imperial period (about 1800 CE). Taught in English.
Introduces the student to the broad outlines of Chinese Civilization from the last Imperial Dynasty until the present day. Taught in English.
Studies modern Chinese literature within the historical, cultural, thematic, and aesthetic context. Taught in English.
Examines a selection of films from internationally acclaimed Chinese film directors.
For upper-division students working toward a Minor in Chinese Studies or Chinese Commerce. On approval also counts for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Provides a transition from school to work where learned theory is applied to actual practice through meaningful on-the-job experience. No more than three credit hours of internship work experience will apply toward graduation in Chinese Studies or in any Business Management Specialization; may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits. May be graded credit/no credit.
Taught in English. Covers topics of social change, history, political science, culture including literature, art, cinema, economy including commerce, and business culture. Offers insights into Chinese life in the past and today. Defines terminology involved, studies evolution and/or specific texts or contexts, and considers theoretical discourse. Provides additional materials in Chinese for students who want more language practice, e.g., in the Chinese Language minor. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits toward graduation.