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Program Type: AA Degree

Division: School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description:
Responsible Division: Languages

The Chinese program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts. Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking. Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context. The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting literature and writing courses, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Requirements for the major in Chinese
(18 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.


Required Units in the Major:    18

Required Courses
  Requirements for the major in Chinese (18 units)
CHIN 002 - ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) (5.0 units)
  CHIN 002A - ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS (5.0 units)
  CHIN 003 - INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN) (5.0 units)
  CHIN 004 - INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN) (5.0 units)
  CHIN 008A - INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN) (2.0 units)
  CHIN 008B - INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION(MANDARIN) (2.0 units)
  CHIN 009A - CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN) (2.0 units)
  CHIN 009B - CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN) (2.0 units)
  CHIN 009C - CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN) (2.0 units)
  CHIN 010 - CHINESE CIVILIZATION (3.0 units)
  CHIN 012 - CHINESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (3.0 units)
  CHIN 022 - CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None