To obtain a major in Chinese, you must complete 34 credit hours, broken down as follows: 12 credits of speaking, reading, and writing courses beyond Second Year Chinese, 13 credits of courses in literature, film, culture, and classical Chinese are required, 6 credits of China-related courses in other departments, a 3-credit "Senior Project" course is required in the senior year. Students interested in a Chinese major minor should consult with Stephen Luft.
The Chinese major program consists of the following elements. The following applies to all students who declared the Chinese major in the fall of 2009 or after.
Modern Language Skills—Third Year language courses.
Related Areas—Completion of a selection of courses, both inside and outside the department with at least 50% China content, to complement the language acquisition program.
I. The Chinese Language Program
33 credits to be completed in the language sequence:
|CHIN 0001, 0002||First Year 1 & 2||10*|
|CHIN 0003, 0004||Second Year 1 & 2||10*|
|CHIN 1020, 1021||Third Year 1 & 2||10|
|Advanced level courses:|
|CHIN 1040||Literary Chinese 1: Classical||3|
|CHIN 1050||Fourth Year Reading 1||3|
|CHIN 1050||Fourth Year Reading 2||3|
|Other language courses|
|CHIN 1033||Advanced Speaking: Topics in Current Events||3|
|CHIN 0005||First Year Chinese - Heritage Track||5|
*These courses are not part of the Chinese major requirement.
II. Chinese Literature, Linguistics, Culture, and Film
Students must complete 13 credits to be chosen from the following, which include (a) one course from the traditional period (1041, 1047, 1083, 1087, or 1090), (b) one course from the modern period (0080, 0082, 0085, 1025, 1059, 1084, 1085, or 1088), and (c) Directed Writing for Majors (CHIN 1908), which is taken in conjunction with a category II course marked with an asterisk.
|CHIN 0007||Introduction to Chinese Civilization and Culture||3|
|CHIN 0080||*City Life and East Asian Culture||3|
|CHIN 0081||*East Asia in the World||3|
|CHIN 0082||*Hong Kong Cinema||3|
|CHIN 0085||*Revolution, Involution, and Identity in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture||3|
|CHIN 1025||Aspects of the Chinese Language||3|
|CHIN 1027||Topics in Chinese as a Foreign Language||3|
|CHIN 1040||Literary Chinese 1: Classical||3|
|CHIN 1041||Literary Chinese 2: Classical||3|
|CHIN 1047||*Chinese and Western Poetry||3|
|CHIN 1059||*Adapted for the Screen: Chinese Literature and Film||3|
|CHIN 1083||*Masterpieces in Chinese Literature: Pre-modern||3|
|CHIN 1084||*Masterpieces in Chinese Literature: Modern||3|
|CHIN 1085||*Introduction to East Asian Cinema||3|
|CHIN 1088||*New Chinese Cinema||3|
|CHIN 1089||*The World of China||3|
|CHIN 1090||*Great Minds of China||3|
|CHIN 1908||Directed Writing for Majors||1|
III. China-related Courses in other Departments
Below is a sample list of China-related offerings in other departments with China-content of 50% or more. Contact Stephen Luft to find out if a course counts for this requirement.
|ECON 1630||Economic Development of China||Spring|
|HAA 1605||Ancient Chinese Art||Fall|
|HAA 0620||Art of China||Fall|
|HAA 0690||Chinese Landscape Painting||Fall|
|HAA 1640||20th Century Chinese Art||Spring|
|HIST 0401||Modern East Asian Civilization||Spring|
|HIST 1422||Late Imperial China||Fall|
|HIST 0755||Religion in Asia (cross-listed with Religious Studies 0505)||Spring|
|MUSIC 0354||Chinese Performance Literature||Spring|
|PS 1523||East Asia in World Politics||Spring|
IV. Senior Project (3 credits)
CHIN 1999 "Senior Project" must be taken by all Chinese majors and by multiple-subject majors whose primary major is Chinese. The completion of this course is University's requirement for graduation. The course is generally offered once a year in the spring term.
There are 3 options:
Option A (23 credits)
1. Two years of the Chinese language (20 credits)
2. One Chinese literature or culture course from EALL (3 credits)
Option B (19 credits)
1. One year of the Chinese language (10 credits)
2. Three China-related courses from EALL, which must include one basic course on traditional Chinese culture (CHIN 1090 “Great Minds of China” or CHIN 1091 “Encountering Modern China” (9 credits)
Option C (18 credits)
A total of six China-related courses. At least four of these courses must be taken in EALL. The remaining two China-related courses may be taken from other departments. Below is a list of recent courses that satisfy this requirement. Contact the Academic Advisor for Chinese Majors (Stephen Luft) if you don't know if a course can count toward fulfilling this requirement.
|ECON 1630||Economic Development of China|
|HAA 1605||Ancient Chinese Art|
|HAA 0620||Art of China|
|HAA 0690||Chinese Landscape Painting|
|HAA 1640||20th Century Chinese Art|
|HIST 0401||Modern East Asian Civilization|
|HIST 1422||Late Imperial China|
|HIST 0755||Religion in Asia (cross-listed with Religious Studies 0505)|
|MUSIC 0354||Chinese Performance Literature|
|PS 1523||East Asia in World Politics|