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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Chinese Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


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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. 

The B.A. in Chinese may also be combined with a program in teacher certification: inclusive adolescence education. Note - a GPA of 2.7 is required for students who elect to combine Chinese with teacher certification. See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education  for more information.

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


Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education


See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education  for course requirements.

  • Note - students who are majoring in a Foreign Language with Inclusive Adolescence Education complete their study abroad semester in spring of the sophomore year.

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 the Chinese Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 CHN 102 Opening the Door to China II   3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 CHN 102L Lab Opening the Door to China II   1
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (3) 3
CHN 101 Opening the Door to China I      3 PEQ (4) 3
CHN 101L Lab Opening the Door to China I   1 PEQ (5) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Study Abroad - coursework may include: 15
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1  3     * Chinese Core & Elective courses  
CHN 221 Walking Around China I /CHN 221L   4     * CHN 222 Walking around China II /CHN 222L    
PEQ (6) 3    
PEQ (7) 3    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 030 Orientation for Professional Semester    0 LST 301 PII Language and Literacy Development   3
ADOL 410 Principles of Teaching Learning and Assessment for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
CHN 326 Farewell to Revolution: Literary Trends In Post-Mao China (in English)   3 PEQ (8) 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
Upper Division Chinese course 3 Upper Division Chinese course 3
Liberal Arts Elective (math) 3 CHN 457 Curriculum Methodology Middle School and High School   3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SUMMER A BETWEEN JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR
Note - summer tuition is required
ADIN 440 Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students With Disabilities   3 ADIN 441 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 476 Motivation and Management     2 ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture in School & Community   3
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 Upper Division Chinese course 3
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 Liberal Arts course 3
CHN 479 Student Teaching Middle School and High School   6 CHN 430 Senior Seminar: Chinese Political Fiction in the 21st Century (in English)   3
    Liberal Arts Elective (science) 3
    CHN 499 Chinese Comprehensive Examination   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 

*Notes

  • NYS certification standards require that students complete 6 credits in each of the following subject areas, with a minimum grade of “C” or higher in each course: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Bachelor of Arts programs require a minimum of 90 liberal arts credits; at least 9 credits of Integrative Studies (IS) course or electives must be liberal arts courses

 

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