Chinese

Chinese
BA
Hours48 - 60 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

It is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
Requirement 1 Complete 1 Course
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Chin 101, 102, 201. (May be waived for students with previous language experience.)
Program Outcomes

Oral Proficiency (Speaking and Listening)

Speak and comprehend Mandarin Chinese at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Advanced level, demonstrating both an ability to negotiate face-to-face interactions in linguistically, socially, and culturally appropriate ways (direct measures 1 and 7) and an ability to listen to and comprehend the main points of spoken Chinese including television and radio news broadcasts at an advanced level (direct measures 2 and 7).

Reading and Writing Proficiency

Read a variety of formal and informal genres of writing at the ACTFL advanced level (direct measure 3) and write notes, correspondence, and short essays at the ACTFL intermediate high level while demonstrating an awareness of literary Chinese writing conventions (direct measure 4).