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Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
School of Humanities and Fine Arts
The Chinese Language & Culture program of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages allows students to develop skills in the Chinese language. The department’s mission is to prepare and enable students, through the acquisition of a second language, to participate in a multilingual and multicultural world.
The Chinese minor program employs a culture-based communicative approach that fosters the requisite skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese. Cultural awareness is integrated at every level since language is culture and culture is language.
Students who minor in Chinese have the opportunity to
Requirements for a Minor in Chinese Language & Culture (21 credits):
Required Language Courses (9 credits): CHI 204 Intermediate Chinese II - 3 creditsChoose 2 from the following courses (6 credits): CHI 305 Advanced Chinese Conversation I - 3 credits CHI 306 Reading Chinese - 3 creditsCHI 307 Advanced Chinese Conversation II - 3 credits CHI 320 Topics in Chinese Language, Civilization or Literature (taught in Chinese) - 3 credits
Traditional Chinese History (3 credits): Choose one from the following courses: HI 108 Traditional East Asian Societies - 3 credits HI 270 The Rise of Chinese Civilization - 3 credits
Modern Chinese History (3 credits): Choose one from the following courses: HI 109 Modern East Asian Societies - 3 creditsHI 208 Modern China - 3 creditsHI 209 Issues in Contemporary East Asia - 3 creditsHI 274 China and Japan in Fiction and Film - 3 credits
Elective Courses (6 credits): Maximum of three (3) credits from one Department. Choose two (2) from the following courses: AR 390 Non-Western Art Seminar - 3 credits CHI 310 Chinese Literature in Translation - 3 creditsCHI 311 Selected Readings in Chinese - 3 credits HI 232 Race and Ethnicity in Historical Perspective - 3 credits PL 303 Eastern Thought - 3 credits TH 385 Buddhism - 3 credits TH 380 World Religions - 3 credits