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.
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.