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):

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

  • CHI 211 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHI 212 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHI 220 Intermediate Chinese for Heritage Speakers
  • CHI 311 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHI 312 Advanced Chinese II
  • CHI 320 Advanced Chinese for Heritage Speakers
  • 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 Supervised Research in Chinese

*Students may fulfill the above language requirement by either taking Chinese courses offered by the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies on SBU campus or department approved study-abroad courses overseas. Students should consult with the Director of China Studies before studying abroad.

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

  • AAS 300 Intellectual History of East Asia
  • AAS 307 Women in US-Asian Relations

  • AAS 310 America’s Wars in Asia
  • AAS 319 Arts of China
  • AAS 339 Contemporary China: History, Politics, Diplomacy since 1949
  • 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)
  • AAS 487 Supervised Research in AAS (when topic is appropriate)
  • ARH 318 History of Chinese Painting
  • 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 378 Philosophical Topics in Asian-American History (appropriate topic)
  • RLS 390, RLS 391 Special Topics (when topic is appropriate)
  • THR 313 Asian Theatre and Drama