Please note: The information displayed here is current as of Saturday, May 30, 2015, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

2014-2015 Course Catalog

Required for the Chinese language and literature major

  1. Completion of beginning and intermediate Chinese language courses: CHJA 101, 102, 201, 202, 203, 301
  2. Two six-unit courses in Chinese literature, taught in translation, selected from the following:
    • CHJA 260: East Asian Classics in Translation
    • CHJA 350: Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema in Translation
    • CHJA 520: Seminar in Chinese Literature
  3. Three six-unit courses in advanced Chinese, taught in Chinese:
    • CHJA 401: Advanced Communicative Chinese
    • CHJA 402: Advanced Readings in Chinese
    • CHJA 590: Tutorial Studies in Chinese or CHJA 598: Internship in Chinese
  4. One senior-level independent study, CHJA 699 (6 units)

Required for the Chinese language minor

  1. Completion of beginning and intermediate Chinese language courses: CHJA 101, 102, 201, 202, 203, and 301 or the equivalent
  2. One advanced language course
  3. An exit proficiency interview
  4. C average in the minor

Required for the Japanese language minor

  1. Completion of beginning and intermediate Japanese language courses: CHJA 111, 112, 211, 212, 213, and 311
  2. One advanced language course
  3. An exit proficiency interview
  4. C average in the minor

Advanced Placement

Students who have studied Chinese or Japanese in high school and who wish to study Chinese and Japanese beyond the beginning level are required to take a placement examination. They also are advised to consult with the department chair in order to ensure their proper placement in language classes.

International Study

Opportunities exist to study in both Chinese- and Japanese-speaking areas through an ACM program in Tokyo and the Associated Colleges in China Program in Beijing (see Off-Campus Programs).

Senior Experience in Chinese or Chinese and Japanese

CHJA 699: A senior level one-term independent study (6 units) culminating in the completion of a substantial paper or project derived from previous coursework in the discipline or related fields or field experience in consultation with department faculty. Students with sufficiently advanced Chinese language skills are encouraged to use some Chinese language sources in carrying out their research. Students must share the results of their work in a public forum prior to graduation.

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