In the Department of East Asian Studies

A minor in Chinese is offered for students who have a substantial interest in Chinese language and culture.


Chair, Professor Hideko Abe (Japanese)
Professor Kimberly Besio; Associate Professor Hong Zhang; Assistant Professor Andie Wang; Faculty Fellow Jie Liu; Language Assistant Wen-hui Chen

Requirements +

Requirements for the Minor in Chinese

Five language courses of at least three credits each at the level of Chinese 126 or above, and one more course with a substantial literary/cultural component to be chosen from either a 400-level course in Chinese or a course on Chinese literature/culture in English (please see list under “East Asian Studies”) at the 200 level or higher. Students who start taking Chinese from 321 or beyond are expected to take at least four language courses probably including courses chosen from our 400-level language offerings and independent study 491 and 492.

Note: The minor in Chinese is intended for non-East Asian studies majors. East Asian studies majors must declare either a Chinese concentration or a Japanese concentration within the major.