May 25, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Chinese, Minor

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Learn Mandarin Chinese, the most widely spoken language in the world, and immerse yourself in Chinese culture. The Chinese program pairs the classroom immersion experience with cultural experiences on campus. Students engage with Chinese language speakers using state-of-the-art technology in the Center for Languages and International Collaboration. Students are encouraged (but not required) to study abroad for one semester in China or to participate in short-term travel courses to China.

Note: Students who wish to minor in Chinese and enter the program at the 300-level must complete a minimum of 16 credits from upper-division offerings. A maximum of 8 credits are allowed from Study Abroad coursework.

Minor Requirements: 24 Credits

Total: 24 Credits

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing a minor in Chinese will:

  • Use effective communication skills in social settings and daily activities to interact with Mandarin Chinese speakers using complete sentences.
  • Apply wider cultural understandings and recognize Chinese cultural values to interact with native Chinese people and authentic texts.
  • Employ the understanding of Chinese syntactic system to form arguments, comments, explanations, agreements and disagreements
  • Use acquired Chinese grammatical structures and vocabulary to require information in more authentic settings.
  • Achieve linguistic proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing equivalent to ACTFL Intermediate Mid (for a description of ACTFL proficiency levels, see

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