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2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

Chinese Major


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For more information about the department, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the East Asian Languages and Literatures department  page.

Major Requirements


The major in Chinese provides students with a solid foundation in the Chinese language, literature, and culture through extensive language training and broad exposure to Chinese literary and cultural traditions. Prospective majors should plan to begin Chinese language study during their first year at Colgate and are strongly encouraged to participate in the China Study Group.

In order to encourage exposure to a wide range of approaches to Chinese studies, the department strongly recommends that students elect a section of CORE 165C  taught by a member of a department other than East Asian languages and literatures, and enrich their major by taking HIST 368 - China, the Great Wall, and Beyond (GL)  and HIST 369 - Modern China (1750 - present) (GL) .

Upon completion of CHIN 202 , the Chinese major requires a minimum of eight courses from the following:

GPA Requirement


All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better to count toward the major; a minimum average of 2.00 in all courses counted toward the major is necessary for graduation.

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