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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chinese Minor

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The Chinese minor offers small and focused courses of language instruction by a native mandarin speaker, and proposes elective courses in Chinese history, culture, or languages. Students are encouraged to study abroad to achieve medium proficiency but may complete the minor on campus. Please contact the department for which courses are available as electives in any given year. In today’s global and transnational world, Chinese is one of the most popular and necessary languages, and students with a Chinese minor may also profit from taking CWU’s Asia Studies program. With a minor in Chinese, students can find careers in translation and interpretation, education, business, tourism, the military, the Foreign Service, and other areas. The US Government designates Chinese as a “critical” language. ROTC students may be eligible to receive scholarships or other benefits if they select this minor.

Only courses at the 200-level or above may count towards the minor.

WLC Department Requirements

Admission Requirements
Students planning to major or minor must meet with an advisor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for details about admission requirements and to complete an application form.

Program Requirements
Students in the majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of C+ in each course used for their program/s.

Core Course Requirements
Only courses numbered 200 and above will count toward a major or minor. Students may contact the department to request placement testing if they have prior instruction in any of the languages. For students with sufficient preparation, the 200-level sequence may be waived through our placement exam or credit by examination. Please note that Spanish CLEP test scores may be used to complete general education and/or graduation requirements but may not be used to fulfill course requirements for Spanish majors or minors. Students planning to study abroad must see their advisor prior to departure to ensure the applicability of the proposed course of study. All upper-division classes not listed as requirements are approved electives.

Required Courses

Second-year Chinese Credits: 15

Department-approved Chinese Electives Credits: 12

Total Credits: 27

College and Department Information

World Languages and Cultures Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Program Codes

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