Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies
Now housed in International Studies
Professors Wu (Program Coordinator), Mitchell, Wesoky
An interdivisional minor examining the religion, politics, history, and language of China. The minor includes coursework in Chinese language, Religious Studies, History, and Political Science. Through this minor, students will acquire an understanding of Chinese culture, history, society, and contemporary politics and the ability to critically analyze various issues of a non-Western civilization and its modern transformation. A minimum of 24 credits are required to fulfill the requirements for the minor. When appropriate, other courses- for example, Special Topics or FS 201 courses in relevant subjects-may be substituted for approved electives to bring the total credits to at least 24. All substitutions of alternatives for approved courses must be approved by the minor coordinator, and students must discuss any potential course substitutions prior to enrolling in the course. Because the Chinese Studies minor is interdivisional, students who complete any major can take Chinese Studies as minor.
The Chinese Studies Minor
The minor in Chinese Studies requires:
1. Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives requirement: at least 12 credits selected from the list below.
2. Historical and Political Perspectives requirement: at least 12 credits selected from the list below.
3. Advanced coursework requirement: at least one course for the minor must be at the 300-level or above.
Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives Courses Approved for the Chinese Studies Minor:
CHIN 110, Beginning Chinese I
CHIN 120, Beginning Chinese II
CHIN 215, Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 225, Chinese Readings, Films, and Composition
CHIN 305, Advanced Chinese Language and Culture
RELST 160, Buddhism
RELST 170, Religions of China
Historical and Political Perspectives Courses Approved for the Chinese Studies Minor:
HIST 165, Pre-Modern China
HIST 167, Modern China, 1800-2000
HIST 272, Socialism and Post-Socialism in PRC
HIST 353, Women and Revolution in China through Fiction and Film
HIST 355, Modern Chinese Warfare
HIST 573, Mao’s Cultural Revolution
POLSC, 228 Government and Politics of China
POLSC, 336 Politics and Culture in the Asia-Pacific
POLSC, 386 Chinese Political Thought: From Confucius to the New Left