Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Chinese Language & Cultures Major

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in Chinese Language and Cultures are 32 credits:

Chinese Courses
CHIN 211Intermediate Chinese I 14
CHIN 212Intermediate Chinese II4
24 additional credits24
Up to 16 credits of elective courses taught in English with a major emphasis on Chinese-speaking regions may be applied to the Chinese major
Global and Contemporary Music for Worship 2
Understanding Health, History, and Culture in Southeast Asia 2
Arts of Asia
Foundations of East Asian Civilization
Modern East Asian History
Asian Philosophy
U.S.-China Relations
Chinese Politics
Religions of East Asia
Total Hours32

Up to 8 credits of prerequisite courses are required for CHIN 211.

Departments will give prerequisite overrides to those students pursuing a major in Chinese Language and Cultures for these courses.

Concordia currently offers a limited number of upper-division courses, so study off campus is necessary to complete the Chinese Language and Cultures major. Students have a number of opportunities to earn the required credits. Most students will study abroad, some will choose to take advantage of the cooperative education opportunities at Concordia Language Villages, and others may transfer in approved courses from other colleges. Please consult with the Chinese program director or the chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures to evaluate your options and determine the best course of study for you.

Students seeking licensure to teach Chinese must also fulfill the requirements for a major in education. For additional information about teaching Chinese, see the chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures or the chair of education.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.