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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Chinese - Major


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The B.A. in Chinese provides students with the linguistic proficiency, as well as the knowledge of Chinese literature, culture, and history required for Chinese-related careers. It offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding not only of Chinese culture and their own culture, but also that of the entire human civilization. It educates students to think independently, critically, and rationally, and to perceive the world from a global and multicultural perspective.

The objectives of the program are achieved through the integration of multiple means including an interdisciplinary curriculum, lab work, a study abroad program, and activities served by the Chinese Cultural Center and the Chinese Club. The curriculum is composed of language courses at all levels, combined with upper-level courses in Chinese literature, culture, and history taught either in English or Chinese (or in both languages). The training at our multi-media Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory helps students consolidate and reinforce their communication ability. The study abroad program provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese culture as well as to sharpen their language skills with highly concentrated training. The activities served by the Chinese Cultural Center and the Chinese Club lend students the channels to effectively interact with the local and international Chinese communities.

Students are encouraged to pursue the Chinese major or minor in tandem with a second major or minor. The content and structure of the program are designed to provide the maximum flexibility and compatibility for a double-major or a combination of the Chinese major with other academic disciplines.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Chinese Major Requirements


Students enrolled in the Chinese major must complete the following:

  • A minimum of 10 courses in total at 200 and higher levels;
  • At least 6 courses taught in Chinese; all others taught in either Chinese or English;
  • At least one modern Chinese literature course required, chosen from CHN 325G  and CHN 326 ;
  • At least one semester of study abroad, although two semesters are strongly encouraged.
  • CHN 430 /CHN 499  Senior Seminar (see details of requirement under the Chinese Senior Experience section)

Note - All courses can be taken on campus or in China, except for the modern Chinese literature series (CHN 325G  and CHN 326 ) and the Chinese Senior Seminar (CHN 430 ), which must be taken at Nazareth college.

 

Courses Offered by the Chinese Program


Chinese Senior Experience


The Senior Experience for Chinese majors culminates with one Senior Seminar, CHN 430, which encourages students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.

The Comprehensive Examination (written and oral) provides students with the threefold opportunity:

(1) to ascertain that seniors have adequately mastered the Chinese language;

(2) to help seniors synthesize the subject matter of the four-year learning experience;

(3) to demonstrate a working knowledge of Chinese culture and literature.

Sample Program for Chinese Major


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 PEQ (3) 3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (4) 3
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (5) 3
CHN 101 Opening the Door to China I      3 CHN 102 Opening the Door to China II   3
CHN 101L Lab Opening the Door to China I   1 CHN 102L Lab Opening the Door to China II   1
Health & Wellness 0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CHN 221 Walking Around China I      3 CHN 222 Walking around China II   3
CHN 221L Lab Walking Around China I   1 CHN 222L Lab Walking around China II   1
PEQ (6) 3 PEQ (8) 3
PEQ (7) 6 Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3
    Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 Study Abroad (includes some 300-level Chinese coursework plus electives) 15
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience  0    *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway  
CHN 326 Farewell to Revolution: Literary Trends In Post-Mao China (in English)  3    
Chinese coursework (300 level or higher) 3    
Electives 6    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Chinese coursework (300 level or higher) 3 Chinese coursework (300 level or higher) 3
Elective Credits 12 CHN 430 Senior Seminar: Chinese Political Fiction in the 21st Century (in English)   3
    Elective Credits 9
    CHN 499 Chinese Comprehensive Examination   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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