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College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 ARCHIVED CATALOG

Chinese, B.A.

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Mandarin Chinese is the native tongue of approximately 1.4 billion people and is widely used throughout Southeast Asia as the language of cultural, educational and commercial exchange. The Chinese major is designed to provide students with linguistic and cultural competency to function successfully within a Chinese speaking society. With a structured sequence of language, culture and literature courses, the curriculum is designed to familiarize students with China’s long history of cultural traditions and to prepare students for study, travel, business and if so desired working and living in a Chinese environment. Students who major in Chinese may major in either Chinese Language or Chinese Studies.


A minimum of 30 credits in discipline

A minimum of 24 upper division credits in discipline


Students are encouraged to do a January term in China or a study abroad program in one of the many universities available to them in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

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