Chinese Studies Minor

The Chinese Studies minor consists of 15 credit hours in Chinese Studies beyond Elementary Chinese I & II (Chinese 1100 & 1200), 9 of which must be completed on campus or as part of an MU faculty led study abroad program. At least 9 of these credit hours must be earned by taking Chinese language courses beyond the elementary level. The remaining 6 credit hours can be earned by taking non-language Chinese culture courses. Courses from other departments that relate to China can also be used to satisfy these requirements.

Necessary Pre-Requisite to the Minor

  • CHN 1100: Elementary Chinese 1 (6 CR)*
  • CHN 1200: Elementary Chinese 2 (6 CR)*

Chinese Program Language Courses

  • CHN 2160: Chinese Conversation and Composition 1 (3 CR)*
  • CHN 3160: Intermediate Chinese II (3 CR)*
  • CHN 3180: Advanced Chinese 1 (3 CR)*
  • CHN 3085: Problems in Chinese (3 CR)*

Chinese Program Culture Courses

  • CHN 2310: Chinese Civilization (3 CR)*
  • CHN 3320: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Fiction – in translation (3 CR)*
  • CHN 3880: Contemporary Chinese Film (3 CR)*
  • CHN 3400: Negotiating Chinese Culture (3 CR)*

MU Chinese Program Study Abroad Courses

  • CHN 2100: Everyday Spoken Chinese Level I (3 CR)
  • CHN 2330: Chinese Language and Culture (3 CR)
  • CHN 3170: Everyday Spoken Chinese Level II (3 CR)
  • CHN 3300: Chinese Traditions and Global Integration (3 CR)
  • CHN 3300H: Chinese Traditions and Global Integration – Honors (3 CR)

Other Departments’Regularly Offered Chinese Culture Courses

  • RELST 2310: Religions of China and Japan
  • HIST 1830: Survey of East Asian History*
  • HIST 1870: Imperial China to 1600*
  • HIST 1871: History of China in Modern Times*
  • HIST 4880: Chinese Migration in Modern Times

Examples of Topics or Other Courses Occasionally Offered

  • RELST 3230: Buddhism and Environmental Ethics (2010 Spring)
  • RELST 3005 (Sec 1) Topics: Tibetan Buddhism (2012 Fall)
  • RELST 4320: Introduction to Daoism (2013 Spring)
  • CHN 3005 Topics: Chinese Poetry in English Translation (2012 Fall)

* Regular courses offered at least one semester each year