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Chinese Minor

The goal of the Chinese minor is to improve students’ ability to read, write, speak, and understand Mandarin. Generally, a minor in Chinese consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including CHI 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, and 402. One relevant course may be petitioned to substitute for CHI 201, upon approval of Chinese minor advisor. Check the Course Catalog for specific requirements.

Sample of Chinese Language Minor requirements:

  • CHI 201 – Intermediate Chinese language I (offered fall and spring semesters)
  • CHI 202 – Intermediate Chinese language II (offered fall and spring semesters)
  • CHI 301 – Advanced Chinese I (offered fall semesters)
  • CHI 302 – Advanced Chinese II (offered spring semesters)
  • CHI 401 – Advanced Chinese III (offered fall semesters)
  • CHI 402 – Advanced Chinese IV (offered spring semesters)

Sample of optional courses that could be substituted for CHI 201 by petition only:

  • On campus courses, such as LIT 300, Chinese literature or Chinese Film (taught in English, a total of one course in English could be petitioned to count)

Also, courses taken through study abroad through SU Abroad or other centers can also be considered, upon approval of Chinese minor advisor. Courses taught in English or another language could substitute for CHI 201 only. Courses taught fully in Mandarin could substitute for other minor requirements upon approval by Chinese minor advisor on SU campus.