Requirements for the Minor in China Studies (CNS)

At least 9 credits must be taken in courses numbered 300 or higher. All courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or higher.

Completion of the minor requires 18 credits.

1. One of the following foundation courses (3 credits):

AAS 220 China: Language and Culture
AAS 221 China: Science and Civilization
AAS 240/RLS 240 Confucianism and Taoism
HIS 219 Introduction to Chinese History and Civilization

2. A minimum of six credits chosen from the following Chinese language courses:

CHI 101 Intensive Elementary Chinese
CHI 111 Elementary Chinese I
CHI 112 Elementary Chinese II
CHI 201 Intensive Intermediate Chinese
CHI 210 Elementary Chinese for Chinese Speakers
CHI 211 Intermediate Chinese I
CHI 212 Intermediate Chinese II
CHI 301 Advanced Chinese I
CHI 302 Advanced Chinese II
CHI 410 Business Chinese
CHI 411 Readings: Journalistic Chinese
CHI 412 Readings: Classical Chinese
CHI 421 Chinese Poetry and Short Stories
CHI 422 Chinese Lyric Prose and Plays
CHI 426 Structure of Mandarin Chinese
CHI 447 Directed Readings in Chinese
CHI 487 Independent Research in Chinese 

Students may fulfill the language requirement by either taking Chinese classes on campus or department-approved study abroad courses.

3. Three of the following elective courses: (9 credits)

AAS 300 Intellectual History of East Asia
AAS 319 Arts of China
AAS 339 Contemporary China: History, Politics, Diplomacy since 1949 OR AAS 351/HIS 351 Revolutionary China
AAS 352/HIS 352 Environmental History of China
AAS 370/LIN 370 Intercultural Communication
AAS 371/ANT 371 Ancient China
AAS 372/ANT 372 Family, Marriage, and Kinship in China
AAS 379/ANT 379 Ethnicity and Ecology in China
AAS 391 Humanities Topics in AAS (when topic is appropriate)
AAS 392 Social Science Topics in AAS (when topic is appropriate)
AAS 401 Seminar in AAS (when topic is appropriate)
AAS 447 Directed Readings (when topic is appropriate)
CLT 361 Literature and Society
HIS 340 Topics in Asian History (when topic is appropriate)
HIS 341 20th Century China
HIS 345 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)
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