May 18, 2024  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chinese, B.A.

The Chinese program includes a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor. It emphasizes functional communicative skills in Chinese and offers a broad and in-depth study of Chinese language, linguistics, literature, and culture.

Acquiring functional skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing provides students with direct access to the Chinese people and society. They will also better understand and be able to interact with the people in mainland China, Taiwan, and Chinese communities in other countries. The study of Chinese language, linguistics, literature, and culture also broadens intellectual horizons, fosters appreciation for linguistic and cultural diversity, and helps prepare students to take their places as global citizens of the twenty-first century.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese is 120 units, of which 39 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.


Requirements for the Major (39 units)

Students complete 3 units of lower-division required coursework, a common core of 21 upper-division required units, and a minimum of 15 units of upper-division elective units. Prior to beginning the Bachelor of Arts Program in Chinese, students must complete the second year of college level Chinese or demonstrate equivalent language competency.