The department offers Chinese courses at the elementary (CHI101 & CHI 102), the intermediate (CHI 201 & CHI 202) and the advanced (CHI 301 & CHI 302) levels. Each Chinese language course is a 3-credit course and requires 2 or 3 classes each week.

CHI 101 & 102: Introduction to elementary Mandarin Chinese with focus on hearing, speaking, reading and writing to develop basic competence. Emphasis is on integration of all language skills.

CHI 201 & 202: Intermediate Mandarin Chinese with advanced pronunciation, emphasis on intensive conversation and reading comprehension. Further development of linguistic proficiency is enhanced with increased reading and writing skills.

CHI 301 & 302: Third year Mandarin Chinese studies continue the focus on four aspects of language skills and help expand the students' understanding of important linguistic structures. Students will be exposed intensively to both traditional and simplified Chinese characters, and gradually introduced to the formal written style expressions, in addition to expressions of spoken style.

The department also offers Independent Study / Individualized Instruction LAN420 for students beyond CHI302. 

For students who have never studied Chinese before, CHI101 is your choice!

CHI101 offered in each fall semester only! 

Minor in Chinese

Total Minimum Credits Required: 18 credits

Required Core Courses: 

The Elementary Level:  CHI101 & CHI102 -- 6 credits
The Intermediate Level: CHI201 & CHI202 -- 6 credits
The Advanced Level: CHI301 & CHI302 -- 6 credits

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor. Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.

Placement Test Information  

Students who are going to take Chinese Placement Test, please visit the Placement Test site.

Chinese Club Information

The Chinese Club gathers biweekly. We plan cultural activities, trips, movies and games; we set up major Chinese festival celebrations; we practice the language at the Chinese corner. Check the Chinese Club webpage or contact the Chinese professor and advisor for the Chinese Club listed at the top of this page, for further information.

Language and Culture Day



Contact Information

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