Requirements for the Minor in Chinese Studies (CNS)

At least 12 credits must be taken in courses numbered 300 or higher. No more than 3 credits may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option; all other courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the minor requires 18 credits.

1. One of the following:
AAS 220 China: Language and Culture
AAS 221 China: Science and Civilization
HIS 219 Introduction to Chinese History and Civilization

2. Elective courses:
Twelve credits chosen from the lists of courses in Chinese Language (CHI), courses in China Studies (AAS), and/or Elective Courses. At least nine credits must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.

3. Three credits from the following: AAS 487 Independent Research or three credits of AAS 404 Senior Seminar in China Studies.

Elective Courses

ARH 203 History of Asian Art
ARH 318 History of Chinese Painting
CLT 220 Topics in Chinese Literature
CLT 361 Literature and Society (when topic is appropriate)
HIS 219-J  Introduction to Chinese History and Civilization
HIS 341-J  20th Century China
HIS 345-J  Women and Gender in Chinese History
HIS 431 Colloquium in Asian History (when topic is appropriate)
HIS 432 Colloquium in Asian History (when topic is appropriate)
HUM 201 Film and Television Studies: Genres (when topic is appropriate)
PHI 342 History of Chinese Philosophy
PHI 378 Philosophical Topics in Asian-American History (appropriate topic)
POL 413 Asian Security and Technical Issues
RLS 390, RLS 391 Special Topics (when topic is appropriate)
THR 313 Asian Theatre and Drama

Thematic Tracks

Students are recommended (but not required) to follow any one of the thematic tracks within China Studies as outlined below.

Language and Linguistics Track

AAS 220 China: Language and Culture (foundation course)
CHI 111, CHI 112, CHI 210, CHI 211, CHI 212, CHI 311, CHI 312, CHI 321, CHI 322
AAS 250 Languages and Cultures of Asian Americans
AAS 350 Structure of Mandarin Chinese
AAS 370 Intercultural Communication

Culture and Civilization Track

HIS 219 Intro Chinese History and Civilization (foundation course)
AAS 256/RLS 256 Hinduism
AAS 260/RLS 260 Buddhism
AAS 280/RLS 280 Islam
AAS 300/RLS 300 Intellectual History of East Asia
AAS 319 Arts of China
HIS 345 Women and Gender in Chinese History
AAS 371 Ancient China
AAS 372 Family Marriage and Kinship in China

Science and Contemporary China Track

AAS 221 China: Science and Civilization (foundation course)
AAS 339 Contemporary China: Contemporary China: History, Politics, and Diplomacy
HIS 341 20th Century China
AAS 352 Environmental History of China
AAS 379 Ethnicity and Ecology in China

Sample CNS Student Progress Profiles

Language and Linguistics Track

Year 1 Fall:
AAS 220 China: Language and Culture
CHI 111/210/211 or AAS 250 Language and Culture of Asian Americans

Year 1 Spring:
AAS 370 Intercultural Communication

Year 2 Fall:
CHI 311/321
AAS 350 Structure of Mandarin Chinese

Year 2 Spring:
AAS 404 China Studies Seminar

Culture and Civilization Track

Year 1 Fall:
HIS 219 Intro Chinese History and Civilization
AAS 300 Intellectual History of East Asia or AAS/RLS 256/260/280

Year 1 Spring:
AAS 372 Family Marriage and Kinship in China

Year 2 Fall:
AAS 319 Arts of China
AAS 371 Ancient China

Year 2 Spring:
AAS 404 China Studies Seminar

Science and Contemporary China Track

Year 1 Fall:
AAS 379 Ethnicity and Ecology
AAS 339 Contemporary China

Year 1 Spring:
AAS 221 China: Science and Civilization
HIS 341 20th Century China

Year 2 Spring:
AAS 352 Environmental History of China
AAS 404 China Studies Seminar