Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Adviser: Christina Yao
Graduate Coordinator: Yong Ren
Minor in Chinese
M.A. in Chinese
After the basic language sequence is completed (or waived), a minimum of 31 units of upper division work, at least nine (9) of which are electives, is required. The heritage courses, taught in both English and Chinese, provide students with an understanding of one of the world's oldest cultures which may inspire the students to view the modern world from a perspective rooted in the Chinese culture. Some of the innovative courses offered in recent semesters have been: Chinese Literature in Translation, Chinese Cultural Heritage in Translation, Literary Themes in Film, Chinese Idioms As Cultural Expressions, Chinese Language and Modern China. There are also practical courses such as Business Chinese and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language which equip students with career-related language skills.
See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHINESE
Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Chinese discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). Upper division courses are generally conducted in Chinese, and students are expected to use Chinese in their speaking, reading, and writing.
Units CHIN 301 Chinese Composition and Conversation 5 CHIN 302 Chinese Composition and Reading 5 CHIN 501 Introduction to Classical Chinese 3 CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture 3 CHIN 525 Chinese Applied Linguistics 3 CHIN 601 Chinese Literature in Transla- tion: The Poetic Tradition or CHIN 602 Chinese Literature in Translation: The Narra- tive Tradition 3 Upper division electives on advisement 9 Total 31NOTE: Only six out of the 31 units can be taken from the 600 series.
MINOR IN CHINESE
Units CHIN 301 Chinese Composition and Conversation or CHIN 302 Chinese Composition and Reading 5 CHIN 501 Introduction to Classical Chinese 3 CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture 3 CHIN 525 Chinese Applied Linguistics 3 CHIN 601 Chinese Literature in Transla- tion: The Poetic Tradition or CHIN 602 Chinese Literature in Translation: The Narra- tive Tradition 3 Electives on advisement 4 Total 21
Program Units CHIN 821 Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature 3 CHIN 822 Seminar in Classical Chinese 3 CHIN 825 Chinese Linguistics & Teaching/ Learning Chinese as a Second Language 3 CHIN 826 Seminar in Chinese Discourse 3 Upper division and graduate courses in Chinese 9 Upper division or graduate electives in Chinese or in related subjects with approval of graduate adviser 6 Graduate course in Chinese on advisement 3 Minimum total 30 and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral ExaminationsThe student is admitted to the oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.
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