Policies

Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. Students must complete 18 credits beyond CHIN 250 Gateway to Advanced Chinese (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: CHIN

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students complete coursework with a language emphasis or a history and cultural emphasis.

Language Emphasis

Select three courses in language from the following:9
Reading Skills Development
Advanced Grammar and Syntax
Chinese for the Business World
Fourth-Year Chinese I
Fourth-Year Chinese II
Select two courses in content taught in Chinese from the following:6
Introduction to Classical Chinese (Mason Core)
Readings in Chinese Poetry and Poetics (Mason Core)
Readings in Chinese Fiction after Mao
Chinese Popular Culture (Mason Core)
Select one course from the following:3
Survey of Chinese Literature (Mason Core)
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (Mason Core)
Contemporary Chinese Film
Major Chinese Writers (Mason Core)
Special Topics in Chinese Studies
Arts of China (Mason Core)
History of Traditional China
Modern China
Post-1949 China (Mason Core)
Chinese Philosophies and Religious Traditions
Total Credits18

History and Cultural Emphasis

Select two courses in language from the following:6
Reading Skills Development
Advanced Grammar and Syntax
Fourth-Year Chinese I
Fourth-Year Chinese II
Select two courses in content taught in Chinese from the following:6
Chinese for the Business World
Introduction to Classical Chinese (Mason Core)
Readings in Chinese Poetry and Poetics (Mason Core)
Readings in Chinese Fiction after Mao
Chinese Popular Culture (Mason Core)
Select two courses taught in English from the following: 16
Survey of Chinese Literature (Mason Core)
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation (Mason Core)
Contemporary Chinese Film
Major Chinese Writers (Mason Core)
Special Topics in Chinese Studies
Arts of China (Mason Core)
History of Traditional China
Modern China
Chinese Philosophies and Religious Traditions
Total Credits18
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Relevant courses offered by other department may be allowed with Chinese program director's approval.