Plan B Major
Students choosing a Plan B major in Language and Culture Studies may elect Chinese as either their primary or secondary language. Students who choose Chinese as the primary language are required to take seven courses beyond the 101 level, including at least one course from offerings in Chinese Literature/Culture (Chinese 211 and above), and special topics in East Asian Literatures (401). Two courses in a cognate field or field are also required, as is a paper linking some aspect(s) of the two languages and the cognates; this paper must be completed in Chinese 401.
Students who choose Chinese as a secondary language are required to take five courses beyond the 101 level, including at least one course from offerings in Chinese Literature/Culture (Chinese 211 and above).
Language Concentration ("Minor") in Chinese.
For students who do not wish to major in Chinese Plan B, this is an option to develop linguistic skills and gain an appreciation of Chinese culture. The Language Concentration in Chinese consists of a sequence of six courses in either language or literature (where a significant portion of the course work has to be done in Chinese). No more than two transfer credits may be applied to the Language Concentration in Chinese. Students must achieve a grade of B or above in the highest level language course or pass the proficiency test administered by the Language Concentration coordinator. A further half credit is required, which can be fulfilled in one of the following ways:
"Language Across the Curriculum" in a course outside the department, preferably in one of the courses of the student's major;
An integrating paper relating at least one of the six Chinese courses ( students to enroll of a half credit in Chinese 399);
A half credit teaching assistantship upon approval of the Language Concentration coordinator.