Chinese – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 1107.00

The Chinese program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts. Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking. Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context. The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in Chinese.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the culture and history of the Chinese-speaking world.

Requirements for the major in Chinese

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 1
ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 2
ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE (MANDARIN)
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN) - LEVEL 1
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (MANDARIN)
ADVANCED CHINESE READING AND COMPOSITION
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
CHINESE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
CHINESE CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)
INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CONVERSATION(MANDARIN)
Select one of the following:
CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)
CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)
CHINESE CONVERSATION (MANDARIN)

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree