Chinese Language, Minor

Program Code: CHNS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18-20

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CHNS 2Level One Chinese B4
CHNS 3Level Two Chinese A4
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CHNS 110Level Two Chinese B4
or CHNS 299 Foreign Studies
Select 6-8 credits of the following:6-8
Foreign Studies
Level Three Chinese A
Level Three Chinese B
Level Four Chinese A
Level Four Chinese B
Chinese Through Film
Chinese Written Characters
Chinese Language, Culture and Society
China Beyond China
Gender and Sexuality in China
The Warrior, the Courtesan and the Ghost in Classical Chinese Novels
Confucius and the Great Books of China
The Chinese Rhetorical Tradition
Contemporary China: Culture and Trends
Chinese Film
Introduction to Classical Chinese
Masterpieces of Traditional Chinese Literature
Independent Studies
Special Topics
Foreign Studies

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Liberal Arts Academic Advising
814-865-2545
Use the Liberal Arts Majors and Minors web page to see the contact information for the specific adviser(s) of this program

Career Paths

A minor in Chinese can be the basis for careers in the public sector (diplomatic corps, armed forces, intelligence, etc.), international law, business, public relations, journalism, travel and hospitality, careers requiring foreign travel or living abroad in Japan language specialist (translating, interpreting, teaching).

Careers

With a Chinese minor, you'll be prepared for a career in a wide range of industries and professions, including the public sector (diplomatic corps, armed forces, intelligence, etc.), international law, business, public relations, journalism, travel and hospitality, careers requiring foreign travel or living abroad in Asia, language specialist (translating, interpreting, teaching).

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

International Affairs programs, law, or the study of Asia in various disciplines, such as art history, literature, history, religion, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN STUDIES
102 Old Botany Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-867-3260
asianstudies@psu.edu

http://asian.la.psu.edu