Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170

About

Information on "Chinese Studies, B.A. Program" can be found on the International Studies Program page.  Minors in Chinese Language found below.
For "Spring in Beijing" Chinese Language and Culture program, visit here

Teaching
Chinese
ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY TEACHING MINOR in CHINESE (STEP)

Students must complete 20 credits, including CHE 3140, 3160/3180, 3510, 3550 and 4080. At least 12 credits of those required for the elementary/secondary teaching minor in Chinese language must be taken at Oakland University.

CHE 3140 - Chinese Grammar and Reading (4 credits)
CHE 3160 - Chinese Conversation (2)
CHE 3180 - Chinese Composition (2)
CHE 3510 - Chinese Civilization (4)
CHE 3550 - Translation: Chinese (4)
CHE 4080 - Advanced Chinese Conversation and Reading (4)

plus

EED 4240 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (4)

Resources:
Minors
in Chinese
CHINESE MINOR

The requirement is a minimum of 20 credits at the 2000 level and above, including:

CHE 3140 - Chinese Grammar and Reading (4)
CHE 3160 - Chinese Conversation (2)
CHE 3180 - Chinese Composition (2)
CHE 4080 - Advanced Chinese Conversation and Reading (4)

CHINESE LANGUAGE & CIVILIZATION MINOR

1. A minimum of 20 credits at the 2000 level and above, including


CHE 3160 - Chinese Conversation (2)
CHE 3180 - Chinese Composition (2)
CHE 3510 - Chinese Civilization (4)

2. Two co-requisite courses

IS 2100 - Perspectives on China (4) (Global Perspective Gen Ed)

and one from the following

IS 3900 - Special Topics in International Studies (4) (when the topic is China)
LIT 1000 - Introduction to Asian Literature (4) (Literature Gen Ed)
LIT 2900 - Chinese Cinema (4) (Arts Gen Ed)
LIT 2905 - Studies in Foreign Film (4) (when the topic is Chinese or East/West)
LIT 3905 - Topics in Foreign Literature (4) (when the topic is Chinese literature)

Note

At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in Chinese language and civilization must be taken at Oakland University. CHE 4800 - Independent Translation Project does not apply toward the minor.

3000-4000 level courses

Students who have at least 2 years of college Chinese and equivalent may enroll in any 3000-level courses in any semester.  The 3000- or 4000-level courses do not have to be taken in the numerical order.

Placement

Students with prior experience with Chinese, in school or at home, must take the placement test, AND seek consultation with Dr. Chang (chang23@oakland.edu) within the first two weeks of instruction in a semester, preferably before registration, to ensure the most accurate placement.

OU Mt. Clemens campus will offer Chinese courses by request. View flyer for more information.

Study
Abroad

CHINA FOREIGN AFFAIRS UNIVERSITY

1. "Beijing in Spring" at China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) is OU's faculty-led summer group program offered in even-numbered years.
More information and APPLY: visit Beijing in Spring or view the brochure.

2. Students interested in studying at CFAU for a full semester or a year or more taking Chinese language or regular courses may contact Dr. Melanie Chang at chang23@oakland.edu. Visit CFAU website.

CHINA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan

OU also offers short- and long-term programs to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan via affiliated institutions.  Please visit International Education for all programs. or contact Dr. Melanie Chang at chang23@oakland.edu.

SCHOLARSHIP & FINANCIAL AID

For Study Abroad financial assistance please visit Student Financial ServicesSearch scholarship using keywords, such as Chinese, China, Study Abroad, or your own major and department. 

Business
Chinese

CEML 10000 - Survival Business Chinese [FLYER] [SAMPLE SYLLABUS]

Continuing Education Course.  For complete beginners.  All are welcome.

Upcoming classes: by request only.

Enroll through the OU Professional and Continuing Education office.
Course formats that have been offered: 
  • A 30-hour Course
  • A 21-hour Course

CHE 3570 - Chinese Business Communication

Undergraduate Course, 4 credits.  For students who have at least two years of college Chinese (completion of CHE 2150) or equivalent (knowing about 1500 Chinese characters).


CHE 4570 - Advanced Business Chinese

Undergraduate Course, 4 credits.  For students who have at least three years of college Chinese (completion of CHE 3160 and 3180) or equivalent (knowing about 2500 Chinese characters).
Advising

For advising in Chinese courses or programs, please contact:

Hsiang-Hua (Melanie) Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
chang23@oakland.edu  
(248) 370-4248
368 O'Dowd Hall


Chinese Placement Exam

Students with prior experience with Chinese, in school or at home, must take the placement test, AND seek consultation with Dr. Chang within the first two weeks of instruction in a semester, preferably before registration, to ensure the most accurate placement.

Careers for Foreign Language Majors