Program Information

Chinese Studies Major

The Chinese Studies major is an interdisciplinary major combining language and culture courses on China. Students majoring in Chinese Studies are required to take courses in Chinese language at all levels, and are required to take courses in other departments and programs that focus on China in such areas as economics, politics, religion, history, art history, communication, anthropology, and folklore. Study abroad in China is required.

The Chinese Studies major is structured to include four areas: 1) core courses on Chinese and Asian cultures (two credits); 2) Chinese language (three credits); 3) introductory and intermediate level courses on or related to Chinese Studies offered through different departments and programs (four credits); and 4) upper level courses on or related to Chinese Studies offered by different departments and programs (three credits).

The Chinese Studies major requires that the student earn 12 credits from courses with at least three different prefixes. Substitutions can be made with faculty approval. Credits from study in China will be transferred with faculty approval.