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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Chinese Language

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)

The 15-credit minor in Chinese language will provide students with a sophisticated understanding of Chinese linguistic knowledge and an upper-level Chinese language skill. Students attempting this minor will need a strong background in Chinese at the level of Chinese 101 and CHIN102/103, which are prerequisites for some of the required courses. This minor will be of particular relevance to students with a broad interest in learning Chinese language. Students interested in taking this minor program should contact the Chinese advisor in the Department of Asian and East European Languages and Literatures of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.


A: Four 3-credit language courses from among the following - 12 credits

CHIN201    Intermediate Spoken Chinese I
CHIN202    Intermediate Written Chinese I
CHIN203    Intermediate Spoken Chinese II
CHIN204    Intermediate Written Chinese II
CHIN205    Intermediate Chinese - Accelerated Track
CHIN207    Linguistic Resources for Students of Chinese
CHIN301    Advanced Chinese I
CHIN302    Advanced Chinese II
CHIN305    Life in China through TV Plays I
CHIN306    Life in China through TV Plays II
CHIN321    Classical Chinese I                                                                                                                   CHIN322    Classical Chinese II

CHIN401    Readings in Modern Chinese I
CHIN402    Readings in Modern Chinese II
CHIN408    Classical Chinese II
CHIN411    Business Chinese I
CHIN412    Business Chinese II
CHIN413    Advanced Conversation and Composition
CHIN415    Readings in Current Newspapers and Periodicals
CHIN431    Translation and Interpretation I
CHIN432    Translation and Interpretation II
CHIN441    Traditional Chinese Fiction
CHIN442    Modern Chinese Fiction

B: One 3-credit linguistics-oriented course from the following - 3 credits

CHIN421    Sounds and Transcriptions of Mandarin Chinese
CHIN422    Advanced Chinese Grammar
CHIN423    Chinese Historical Phonology
CHIN424    Linguistics of the Chinese Writing System
CHIN428    Selected Topics in Chinese Linguistics

  • The course CHIN331 "Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice" may not be used for the Chinese major or minor.
  • Students must receive a "C-" or better in all courses used for the minor. 9 of the 15 credits must be upper-level courses.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • No more than six of the fifteen credits toward the minor may be taken at an institution other than UMCP.

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to:  www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors

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