2017-2018 University Catalogue 
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2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chinese Major

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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.

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

Major Requirements

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:

One of the Following

Students who complete both CHIN 222  and CHIN 288  may apply one or the other toward the elective requirement below.

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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