WLAC Undergraduate

Major and Minor Requirements

Major and Minor Requirements

Minor in Chinese Studies

The minor in Chinese studies consists of fifteen (15) credit hours in Chinese Studies or related courses approved by the program director. Courses at the 100-level do not count toward the minor.  Minor requirements include a minimum of three (3) credits in Chinese language at the 200-level or above; a minimum of three (3) credits in Chinese culture at the 300-level or above (either EALC E 334 or E 335); and the remaining credits in Chinese language, culture, history, and/or society, chosen from the following: 

EALC C201-202: Second-Year Chinese
EALC C301-302: Third-Year Chinese
EALC C320: Business Chinese
EALC C401-402: Fourth-Year Chinese
EALC C490: Study Abroad in China
EALC E331: Traditional Chinese Literature
EALC E333: Studies in Chinese Cinema
EALC E334: Contemporary Chinese Cinema
EALCE335: Studies in Chinese Martial Arts Culture
EALC E351: Studies in East Asian Culture
HIST G485: Modern China
HIST H421: Topics in Asian History
SOC R495: Sociological Study of China

*Please note: E 351(Studies in East Asian Culture) must focus on Chinese culture and H421 (Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History) must focus on Chinese history in order for these two courses to be counted towards the fifteen required credits. 

Students cannot double count any course towards the fifteen required credits within the minor.     

Other courses may be acceptable with the consultation and approval by the program director of the Chinese language. 

Certificate in Chinese Studies

The certificate in Chinese studies consists of eighteen (18) credit hours in Chinese Studies or related courses approved by the program director. Courses at the 100-level do not count toward the certificate.

Certificate requirements include a minimum of three (3) credits in Chinese language at the 200-level or above; a minimum of three (3) credits in Chinese culture at the 300-level or above (either EALC E 334 or E 335); and the remaining credits in Chinese language, culture, history, and/or society, chosen from the following:

EALC C201-202: Second-Year Chinese
EALC C301-302: Third-Year Chinese
EALC C320: Business Chinese
EALC C401-402: Fourth-Year Chinese
EALC C490: Study Abroad in China
EALC E331: Traditional Chinese Literature
EALC E333: Studies in Chinese Cinema
EALC E334: Contemporary Chinese Cinema
EALCE335: Studies in Chinese Martial Arts Culture
EALC E351: Studies in East Asian Culture
HIST G485: Modern China
HIST H421: Topics in Asian History
SOC R495: Sociological Study of China

*Please note: E 351(Studies in East Asian Culture) must focus on Chinese culture and H421 (Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History) must focus on Chinese history in order for these two courses to be counted towards the eighteen required credits.  Students cannot double count any course towards the eighteen required credits within the certificate.      Other courses may be acceptable with the consultation and approval by the program director of the Chinese language. 

Individualized Major in Chinese

Students may design a Major in Chinese Studies through the Individualized Major Program.