A minor in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture complements any major in the sciences, social sciences, humanities or arts. A Chinese minor prepares students for domestic and overseas employment in international trade, education, law, and diplomacy; provides them with knowledge of a country that plays an increasingly important role in global economy and politics; and introduces them to an ancient civilization with rich traditions in literature, philosophy, religion, art, music, theater, and cuisine. In short, a Chinese minor can make the difference in all kinds of careers in the global marketplace of the twenty-first century.
For a Chinese minor, you need 5 upper-division courses for a total of 20 credits. One course can be a lower-division literature class, such as CHN 9, 10, 11, or 50.
All upper division courses, including both language course and literature in translation courses, may be used to meet this requirement. Proficiency through completion of Chinese 6 or Chinese 3BL is required. Only four units from 192, 197T, 198 and 199 may be applied toward the minor.
For the minor, students may take one (regular, letter-graded) course on a P/NP basis. Courses which are only offered on a P/NP basis do not count toward these limits.
Submitting your minor petition: Minor petitions must be submitted the quarter before you plan to graduate. Go to OASIS. Under Forms and Petitions, submit new form and select Minor Petition. Once you have entered in all courses you have taken or plan to take to complete the minor, submit petition. If you have not completed the courses necessary for the Chinese minor but plan to do so during your last quarter, submit the course(s) you plan to take on your minor petition.