Chinese Language Minor

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)

Program Director: Minglang Zhou, Ph.D. 

The 15-credit minor in the Chinese language will provide students with a sophisticated understanding of Chinese linguistic knowledge and intermediate-level Chinese language skill. Students attempting this minor will need a strong background in Chinese at the level of CHIN101 and CHIN102/CHIN103, which are prerequisites for some of the required courses. This minor will be of particular relevance to students with a broad interest in learning the Chinese language. Students interested in taking this minor program should contact the Chinese advisor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

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Course Title Credits
Select four of the following language courses:12
Intermediate Spoken Chinese I
Intermediate Written Chinese I
Intermediate Spoken Chinese II
Intermediate Written Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese - Accelerated Track
Advanced Chinese I
Advanced Chinese II
Life in China through TV Plays I
Life in China through TV Plays II
Readings in Modern Chinese I
Readings in Modern Chinese II
Selected Readings in Classical Chinese
Business Chinese I
Readings in Current Newspapers and Periodicals
Select one of the following linguistics-oriented courses:3
Linguistic Landscape of China
Selected Topics in Chinese Linguistics
Total Credits15
  • Students must receive a "C-" or better in all courses used for the minor. Of the 15 credits, 9 must be 300 or 400 level courses.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • No more than 6 of the 15 credits toward the minor may be taken at an institution other than UMCP.