Chinese Area Studies Minor
Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts
This program prepares students to thrive as globally aware and cross-culturally competent citizens through a critical understanding of Chinese cultures. Students develop functional Mandarin language communication skills. Topics studied pertain to Chinese literature, history, politics, and art. This program addresses the role of China within larger global contexts. Chinese Area Studies prepares graduates to apply their language skills, cultural knowledge, and global awareness to a wide variety of career choices (government, international relations, foreign service, immigration services, tourism and entrepreneurship).
This program is available:
Core Language Requirement (16 cr)
Students with previous language study may be exempt from some core requirements and should consult the department about placement.
CHIN 1101 - Beginning Chinese I: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
CHIN 1102 - Beginning Chinese II: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
CHIN 1103 - Beginning Chinese III: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
CHIN 1104 - Beginning Chinese IV: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Core Requirement (4 cr)
CHIN 3042 - Aspects of Chinese Cultures: Interface between Traditions and Contemporary Values (4.0 cr)
Electives (13 cr)
A maximum of 2 courses or up to 7 credits may be at the 1xxx-2xxx level.
Take 13 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTH 1305 - Survey of Non-Western Art [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· CHIN 3xxx
· CHIN 4xxx
· COMM 2929 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· FST 1399 - Chinese Language in China (6.0 cr)
· FST 4225 - INTB 4201, Chinese Business and Economics (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2405 - History of Chinese Culture (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2410 - Modern China, Japan, Koreas, Vietnam and East Asia (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3463 - History of Modern China (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3465 - Twentieth Century China Politics (3.0 cr)
· LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 2011 - Philosophy of Language [LE CAT3, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· Study abroad to China. (Students may select programs that work with UMD's International Education Office, as long as the study abroad selection pertains to Chinese Area Studies and is approved by FLL adviser. If students plan to study abroad, they should plan the study abroad a year in advance in order properly reflect financial need in their FAFSA application. Six credits during the summer qualify students for financial aid at UMD).