Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Chinese, Minor


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Students in this minor gain proficiencies in Chinese language and an exposure to China’s role in the world’s culture and literature.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Chinese, Minor


Careers

What Can I Do with a Minor in Chinese?

You choose a minor with your advisor guidance to complement your major and your personal academic goals. You may be required to complete a minor in a field different than your major.

You may use the same course or courses to satisfy requirements in both a major and a minor as long as at least fifty percent of the units in the minor have a different prefix than the major. You may also use the same course or courses to meet both liberal studies and minor requirements as long as you meet all requirements for the minor.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Chinese, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Chinese, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 19
Major GPA 2.0
Foreign Language Required

Purpose Statement

The Chinese minor prepares students to be able to interact effectively in basic social situations in the spoken language, to comprehend simple, authentic oral and written texts dealing with well-known topics related to work, studies and leisure, and to write essays in Chinese at the intermediate level. In addition to language, students are also expected to be familiar with Chinese cultural nuances, historical aspects and social issues. Students with a Chinese minor are familiar enough with the language and culture to confidently produce language to complete daily tasks in the native country, such as greeting properly, ordering food, asking directions, shopping, making travel plans, etc., and to function effectively and efficiently in daily life when communicating with native and non-native speakers. Students who complete the Chinese minor have the necessary foundation to advance their proficiency in the Chinese language, the opportunity to gain intercultural understanding and the ability to better compete in the global job markets.

Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes are Aligned with Standards for Language Learning created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Upon completing this minor, students will be able to:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Chinese, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Chinese, Minor


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