Delve into the world's most commonly spoken language while exploring a vibrant, varied culture. Our Chinese classes are designed to prepare our students to engage in a global world, equipped with Chinese language skills and cultural knowledge. Our students will apply their linguistic and cultural competencies to a wide variety of majors and careers, most notably, international studies and business. They will develop problem-solving skills to address future global challenges.

We offer study abroad opportunities in multiple locations in China to students who have completed two years of language study. Among them, the language immersion program at China Studies Institute hosted in Beijing University is one of our star programs.

Our faculty and students collaborate on opportunities that advance scholarly inquiry, cultivate critical and creative thought, and generate knowledge.

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 Greater China area

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    Opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations in creative projects, language partnership with native Chinese students, internships and entrepreneurship

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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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