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Chinese Studies, Minor


The Chinese Studies minor provides students with academic experiences, skills, and strategies to understand contemporary China, including its language, culture, ethics, politics, economy and history, within scholarly and applied contexts.

Total Program Credits: 19

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Completion of 30 hours of credit.
Discipline Core Requirements: 7 Credits
  CHST 200G Introduction to Chinese Studies GI 3
  CHIN 2010 Intermediate Chinese I LH 4
Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
Complete 12 hours of advisor-approved upper division electives from the following: 12
  CHIN 202G Intermediate Chinese II II HH GI (4)  
  CHST 362G Traditional Chinese History GI (3)  
  CHST 363G Modern Chinese History GI (3)  
  CHIN 351G Chinese Culture and Civilization GI (3)  
  CHST 373G Classical Chinese Literature GI (3)  
  CHST 375G Modern Chinese Literature GI (3)  
  CHST 416G Chinese Culture and Film GI (3)  
  CHIN 3650 Modern Chinese Literature from 1900 (3)  
  CHIN 3690 Modern China Through Film (3)  
  CHIN 4250 Newspaper Readings (3)  
  CHST 3739 Selected Reading from Pre-Qin Writings (3)  
  CHST 3650 China Transformations from 1949 (3)  
  other advisor-approved course   

Graduation Requirements:

  1. 19 (7 credits for courses and 12 credits for elective courses).

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.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CHIN 2010 Intermediate Chinese I LH 4
CHST 200G Introduction to Chinese Studies GI 3
  Semester total: 7
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Chinese Studies Elective 3
Chinese Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Chinese Studies Elective 3
Chinese Studies Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 19


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Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Attain pertinent knowledge and an understanding of Chinese culture, society and history.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the Chinese language at an Intermediate Low level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)National Standards.
  3. Engage various forms of representation in Chinese society such as, but not limited to, visual art, literary expression and historical perspective.
  4. Have a basic familiarity with China’s customs, social idioms and cultural allusions in order to better appreciate the prevailing national discourse.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to transcend the boundaries between national languages and disciplines by use of comparative and collaborative approaches to scholarship.
  6. Have a good understanding of methods and strategies for maintaining and extending their abilities in Chinese after graduation.
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