Minor in Chinese

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The interdisciplinary minor in Chinese focuses on the acquisition of modern language proficiency as well as knowledge of aspects of Chinese literature and civilization. The Chinese minor requires a minimum of eighteen credits:

1. At least six credits in Modern Mandarin Chinese above EALC2121 Intermediate Chinese I

  • EALC2122 Intermediate Chinese II (3 credits; co-requisite EALC2123)
  • EALC2123 Intermediate Chinese practicum (3 credits; repeatable; co-requisite EALC2122)
  • EALC3161 Business Chinese (3 credits)
  • EALC3162 Newspaper and Media Chinese (3 credits)
  • EALC3163 Contemporary Chinese Literature (3 credits)
  • EALC4121 Advanced Chinese I (3 credits)
  • EALC4122 Advanced Chinese II (3 credits)

2. At least six credits in Chinese culture and literature, which may include courses taught in translation and language courses in Classical Chinese:

  • EALC2062 Love and Nature in Far Eastern Literatures (3 credits)
  • EALC2063 Wisdom and Philosophy of East Asia (3 credits))
  • EALC2064 Far Eastern Literary Masterpieces (3 credits)
  • EALC2161 Ghosts and Strange Happenings in Chinese Literature (3 credits)
  • EALC2162 Gods and Heroes in Chinese Literature (3 credits)
  • EALC3165 Gender and Sexuality in Traditional Chinese Literature (3 credits)
  • EALC3166 Traditional Chinese Literature (3 credits)
  • EALC4151 Readings in Chinese Literature and Philosophy (3 credits)
  1. No more than six credits may be transferred from another department or institutions. Departmental approval is required for all transferred courses.

  2. According to the A&S EPC “New Co-counting Limitations for Majors and Minors,” “in order to earn a departmental minor, students must have at least 15 credits in the minor program that are not used to fulfill requirements for another major or minor.” Please plan your studies accordingly.

For information concerning the Chinese minor, contact:

Professor Sing-chen Lydia Chiang
Director, interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies
Telephone: +1-617/552.0128
Email: chiangs@bc.edu