Delve into the world's most commonly spoken language while exploring a vibrant, varied culture. Our Chinese classes are designed to develop your writing and speaking skills and expand your knowledge of Chinese culture, history, film and literature.

Students frequently pair the Chinese minor with a major in international business or international studies to pursue careers that cross political and economic boundaries. We offer study abroad opportunities, with programs in Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing for students who have completed two years of language study.

DU's Minor in Chinese offers:

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    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to interact with our accomplished instructors

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    Study abroad opportunities around the globe

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    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures

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    Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members

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Degree Requirements

  • To minor in Chinese students need to complete a minimum of 24 quarter hours of approved courses beyond CHIN 2001. Four of these 24 quarter hours will be from CHIN 3300 or above.
  • CHIN 1516: Contemporary China in Literature and Film, which partially fulfills an Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement, can be used to satisfy minor requirements.
  • Minors who choose to study abroad are strongly encouraged to enroll in a Chinese course, CHIN 3300 or above, upon their return. Up to 12 quarter hours of approved transfer credit can be counted toward the minor.

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


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