Why study Chinese at Missouri State University?
- Our well-educated, expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills.
- Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
- China is home to one-fifth of the world’s population, making the Chinese language the most widely spoken first language in the world.
- China’s 5,000 years of history and culture make it one of the oldest civilizations. Studying Chinese opens the way to fields such as Chinese politics, economy, history or archaeology.
- China ranks the second largest economy in the world. Knowing Chinese can give you a cutting edge when competing for an important position.
Missouri State University offers the following courses in Chinese:
CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I
Essentials of grammar through aural-oral practice, dictation, reading and writing. Course conducted in Mandarin Chinese as far as practicable.
CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II
Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 101. Continuation of CHI 101.
CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I
Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 102. Continuation of CHI 102 with emphasis on reading, conversation, and an introduction to Chinese history and culture.
CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II
Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 201. Continuation of CHI 201 with emphasis on reading, conversation, history, and culture.
CHI 297 Special Topics in Chinese
Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head. Topics of selected interest in Chinese studies, including travel courses to Chinese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.
CHI 311 Chinese Reading and Conversation
Prerequisite: CHI 202. A course designed to develop and refine students' conversational and reading skills through short speeches, group discussion, free conversation and reading. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.
CHI 315 Business and Professional Chinese
Prerequisite: CHI 202 or above. Introduction to Chinese language and culture as used in business and selected professions. May be repeated once with different content. Variable content course.
CHI 498 Seminar Course in Chinese
Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 202 or permission of instructor and department head. Supervised independent study in Chinese language, literature, and culture. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.