Major in Chinese

The Chinese Language and Culture major requires completion of 30 credits, with at least 15 of them at the advanced level (300 or above) taken in residence at UWM. Of the 30 credits required to graduate, a minimum of 18 must be courses conducted in the Chinese language at the 300-level or above. Culture-related courses that are taught in Chinese are required.

The major requires a 2.5 GPA on all major credits, including any transfer credits.

Students whose language skills allow them to begin their study of Chinese beyond the fifth semester course must discuss with the advisor appropriate substitute courses in order to complete the required 30 credits.

Listed below are the requirements for the Chinese major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about our degree requirements.

Requirements

TOTAL CHINESE CREDITS

30 credits

REQUIRED COURSES (12 credits)
  • Chinese 301 - Fifth Semester Chinese, 3 credits
  • Chinese 302 - Sixth Semester Chinese, 3 credits
  • Chinese 401 - Seventh Semester Chinese, 3 credits
  • Chinese 402 - Eighth Semester Chinese, 3 credits
One of the Following Three Courses (3 credits)
  • Chinese 320 - Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film, 3 credits
  • Chinese 330 - Chinese Language and Culture (in process), 3 credits
  • Chinese 441 - Business Chinese, 3 credits
CAPSTONE (3 CREDITS) (SATISFIES L&S RESEARCH REQUIREMENT)
  • FLL 699 - Independent Study (students must enroll for 3 credits)
ELECTIVES (12 CREDITS)
  • ArtHist 382 - Chinese Art and Architecture, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 480 - Chinese Painting, 3 credits
  • ArtHist 481 - Topics in Chinese Art: (with appropriate subtitle), 1-3 credits
  • Chinese 110 - Chinese Popular Culture (in process), 3 credits
  • Chinese 130 - Business Chinese: Language, Culture, and Business Practice (in process), 3 credits
  • Chinese 150 - Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture, 3 credits
  • Chinese 160 - A Taste of China: Learning Chinese Culture and Society Through Cuisine, 3 credits
  • Chinese 200 - Chinese Calligraphy, 3 credits
  • Chinese 320 - Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film, 3 credits
  • Chinese 330 - Contemporary Language and Culture (in process) (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Chinese 397 - Study Abroad, 3 credits
  • Chinese 441 - Business Chinese (if not selected above), 3 credits
  • Chinese 489 - Internship in Chinese, Upper Division, 1-3 credits
  • Chinese 497 - Study Abroad (highly encouraged), 3 credits
  • Chinese 699 - Independent Reading, 1-3 credits
  • CompLit 192 - Freshman Seminar: "Secrets of Chinese Cinema" subtitle, 3 credits
  • Complit 230 - Literature and Society: "Chinese Literature Before the 20th Century" subtitle, 3 credits
  • CompLit 360 - Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: "Modern Chinese Literature" subtitle, 3 credits
  • CompLit 362 - Transnational Asian Cinema: “New Chinese Cinema” subtitle, 3 credits
  • CompLit 363 - Chinese Literature in the Global Context, 3 credits
  • Econ 193 - First-Year Seminar: “Growth and Development in China, Japan, and Korea” subtitle, 3 credits
  • English 316 - World Cinema: "Hong Kong Cinema" subtitle, 3 credits
  • Hist 175 - East Asian Civilization to 1600, 3 credits
  • Hist 269 - Asian Americans in Historical Perspective, 3 credits
  • Hist 376 - History of Ancient China: Earliest Times to 220 A.D., 3 credits
  • Hist 377 - Modern China, 3 credits
  • Hist 378 - Revolution in China, 3 credits
  • Linguis 200 - Aspects of Language: "Introduction to Chinese Linguistics" subtitle (in process), 3 credits
  • Philos 204 - Introduction to Asian Religions, 3 credits
  • Pol Sci 314 - Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy, 3 credits
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

At least 15 credits must be taken at the advanced level (300 and above) in residence at UWM. The major requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 level or above taught in Chinese.

GPA REQUIREMENTS

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.