Requires 29 hours including four advanced language courses beyond CHI 201. Study abroad in China or Taiwan is also required. Under special circumstances, a student may substitute an approved intensive immersion program in the U.S. for the study abroad requirement. A minimum C average is required for all courses in the major.
Required major courses:
CHI 220 Third-year Chinese I (4)
CHI 230 Third-year Chinese II (4)
CHI 231 Fourth-year Chinese (3)
CHI 255 Business Chinese (3) or CHI 291 Special Topics in Chinese
EAL 375 Senior Research Seminar (3)
Select one elective in Chinese history, religion, or politics:
HST 244 Pre-Modern China to 1850 (3)
HST 245 Modern China since 1850 (3)
HST 344 Early Modernity in China (3)
HST 352 Ten Years of Madness: The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966 to 1976 (3)
REL 382 Religion and Culture in China (3)
POL 248 Chinese Politics (3)
Select two electives in Chinese literature, film and/or culture:
EAL 221 Themes in Chinese Literature I (3)
EAL 222 Themes in Chinese Literature II (3)
EAL 223 Traditional Chinese Literature (3)
EAL 231 Early 20th-century Chinese Modernism (3)
EAL 252 Chinese Cinemas (3)
EAL 271 Mass Culture in Modern China (3)
EAL 272 Fiction and Film from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Beyond (3)
EAL 273 Kung Fu China: Culture, Narrative, Globalization (3)
Select one elective in East Asian/Korean/Japanese literature, film, or culture:
EAL 219 Major Works of Japanese Literature I (3)
EAL 220 Major Works of Japanese Literature II (3)
EAL 241 Gender in Japanese Literature (3)
EAL 253 Japanese Film: Themes and Methods (3)
EAL 270 Contemporary Japanese Culture (3)
EAL 275 Survey of East Asian Cultures (3)
EAL 279 Korean Cinema: History, Gender, and Genre (3)
EAL 285 Contemporary East Asian Cinema (3)
WGS 363 Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Korea (3)
Learning Outcomes for the Chinese Major
- To communicate effectively in the Chinese/Japanese language, use culturally appropriate manners in both written and oral formats, and discuss comfortably a range of topics in general, personal, and professional contexts.
- To understand East Asian literary and cultural works in multiple (textual, historical, regional, global, theoretical, etc.) contexts.
- To produce scholarship that incorporates critical thinking, planned research, organized writing, engaging presentations, and/or creative application.
- To demonstrate an empathetic, engaged, and ethical perspective on culture and cultural studies.
To graduate with the designation “Honors in Chinese Language and Culture,” following completion of EAL 375, the student must enroll in EAL 376, submit an honors-quality research paper, successfully defend the paper in an oral examination, and earn an overall GPA of 3.0 with an average of 3.3 on work in courses taken as part of the major in Chinese. For additional information, students should consult their Chinese Language and Culture major advisor or the EAL 375 instructor.