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** MAJOR IN CHINESE STUDIES
            
Click [HERE] for "Chinese Studies, B.A. Program," housed in the International Studies Program.

[1] MINOR IN CHINESE LANGUAGE (20 credits)

Requirements for the liberal arts minor in Chinese Language (a.k.a. Modern Language Minor in Chinese):

The requirement is a minimum of 20 credits beyond the 115 level. Chinese language minor must include courses numbered 314, 316, 318 and one of the following: 351, 355, 357 or 408. At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in Chinese languages must be taken at Oakland University.

[2] MINOR IN CHINESE LANGUAGE & CIVILIZATION (20+4 credits)    [BROCHURE]

Requirements for the liberal arts minor in Chinese Language and Civilization: 

Students must complete 20 credits, including CHE 214, 215, 316/318, 351 and 355. In addition, IS 210 is a corequisite course for the minor. CHE 314, 357, 390 or 408 can qualify as an alternative to CHE 351. At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in Chinese language and civilization must be taken at Oakland University.

[3] ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY TEACHING MINOR IN CHINESE LANGUAGE (20 credits)      [BROCHURE]

Requirements for the Elementary/Secondary Teaching Minor in Chinese Language: 

Students must complete 20 credits, including CHE 314, 316/318, 351, 355 and 408. At least 12 credits of those required for the elementary/secondary teaching minor in Chinese language must be taken at Oakland University. 

[Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)], [Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)], [Michigan Approved Chinese Teacher Preparation Programs]

COURSES

The department offers selected courses from the catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty.
Go to [OAKLAND UNIVERSITY CATALOG]
for details about the course description.
Specific offerings for each term may be found in the [
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES].

** Native speakers, heritage students, and students who have experience equivalent to 1 year of college Chinese are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to start from 214 so as to finish the Chinese minor requirements in TWO years.  CHE 114-115 fulfill the university general education requirements and are not counted toward the minor.  Please contact your Chinese instructor or Dr. Melanie Chang about waiving 114-115. 

** 大学部的中国同学们及以汉语为母语的同学们:虽然不可以test-out 母语来fulfill Foreign Language requirement, 所以你们不可以考中文考试, 不过你们可以上任何一门CHE 300 以上的课来fulfill this General Education requirement. 我相信上一门中文课不但可以让你们交到一些对中国人友善且对中国文化有兴趣的美国朋友,而且对于你们的学业成绩会有正面帮助。

**Students who have at least 2 years of college Chinese and equivalent may enroll ANY 300-level courses in ANY SEMESTER.  The 300-level courses do not have to be taken in the order of the following sequence.

NEW    
OU Mt. Clemens campus will start offering Chinese courses in Fall 2015! [flyer]

PLACEMENT    If you have taken Chinese courses in other schools and don't know which course to enroll, please take PLACEMENT EXAM [webpage].

CHE 114-115 Introduction to Chinese and Chinese Culture (4 each)  (satisfies the general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.)

CHE 214-215 Second Year Chinese (4 each)  (satisfies the general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.)

CHE 314 Advanced Chinese Grammar (4)

CHE 316 Chinese Conversation (2)

CHE 318 Chinese Composition (2)

CHE 351 Chinese Civilization (4)

CHE 355 Translation: Chinese (4)

CHE 357 Chinese Business Communication (4)

CHE 390 Directed Readings in Chinese (2 or 4) May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

CHE 408 Advanced Chinese Conversation and Reading (4)

IS 210 Introduction to China (4)  (Corequisitie of Chinese Language & Civilization Minor; Satisfies the general education requirement)

IS 300 Special Topics: Modern China (4) (Study Abroad)
 
ML 390 Advanced Study of Chinese Language (4) (Study Abroad; counted toward minor)

ML 391 Advanced Study of Chinese Culture (4) (Study Abroad; counted toward minor)

  

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