Academic Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 29, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2023-2024

Chinese Studies Minor

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Faculty: Reeck (Program Coordinator) He, Wesoky, Wu

The Chinese Studies minor is a program in the Interdisciplinary Studies Area of Study. Chinese Studies minors may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different areas of study.

Chinese Studies Minor Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a minor in Chinese Studies will:

  • Understand the evolution of the culture, history, military, thoughts, and institutions of China;
  • Become aware of the Chinese historical experience and perspective in the modern global political-economic context;
  • Grasp the most recent trends in contemporary Chinese development as well as major directions in the field of Chinese Studies;
  • Develop critical thinking and writing skills and research tools through interdisciplinary approaches;
  • Be exposed to a wide range of language clubs, study abroad programs, Chinese festivities, and international internship opportunities.

The Chinese Studies Minor

The Chinese Studies minor consists of 24 credits. At graduation, Chinese Studies minors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor. The calculation is based on the grades of all courses presented for the minor. Only the most recent grade is considered for courses that have been repeated. Only courses taken during study abroad and transferred back to Allegheny College may be taken Credit/No Credit. A maximum of 8 transfer courses may be counted toward the minor requirements.

Chinese Studies offerings have been impacted by the discontinuance of the Chinese language program. Please consult with the IS Program Chair for advisement on course offerings, lnaguage proficiency guidelines, and study abroad options.

Students interested in studying away in mainland China should refer to the “Curricular Options ” section of this Bulletin for further information.


Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives Requirement:

At least 12 credits selected from among the following:

Advanced Coursework Requirement:

At least one course from each of the two categories above must be at the 300-level or above (two courses total).

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