Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Chinese

The Minor in Chinese, which is administered by the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, provides students the opportunity to acquire a core of basic knowledge of Chinese language and culture.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chinese.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages.

Requirements for the Minor in Chinese

Complete a minimum of 17 or 18 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (14 credits):
CHS 201 Second-Year Chinese I 5
CHS 202 Second-Year Chinese II 5
CHS 301 Third-Year Chinese I 4
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
CHS 302 Third-Year Chinese II 4
CHS 350 Studies in Chinese Language 3
CHS 360 Chinese Film Studies 3
CHS 366 Chinese Culture: Tradition and Modernity (W) 3
CHS 401 Fourth-Year Chinese I 3
CHS 410 Chinese Short Stories 3
CHS 411 Advanced Spoken Chinese 3
With advisor approval, students may select a special topics, independent study, or senior thesis course to fulfill this requirement.