Faculty and professional interests
Chinese language, modern Chinese literature and culture
Shuyan Gao Shipplett
Chinese language and culture
Coursework in Chinese emphasizes language study as a gateway to understanding another culture, the world, and our place in it. The Asian Studies Program offers elementary language instruction in Chinese. For more intensive experience, the College also cooperates with the CIEE Chinese Language Program at Beijing University. See the Special Programs and Opportunities section of this catalog for details.
For a full description of the programs in Asian Studies, see the listings for Asian Studies and Japanese.
Departmental Learning Goals
Students completing a Chinese minor:
- Will demonstrate college-level competence in the Chinese language as an avenue for further exploration of the experiences of members of Chinese society.
- Will be able to identify important ways in which cultural understanding in Chinese society is conveyed through language in literary, historical, philosophical, or religious contexts.
Requirements for the Minor
Chinese Course Descriptions