Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)
  Minor in Chinese

Qingdao, China

Why minor in 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.

Minor Requirements

Chinese

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Complete CHI 201(3), 202(3); plus an additional 12 hours from CHI 297(1-6), 311(3), 415(3); ART 274(3); LLT 215(3-6); PLS 545(3)

Chinese (CHI) courses

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 101.

    Continuation of CHI 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 201.

    Continuation of CHI 201 with emphasis on reading, conversation, history, and culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 312 Chinese Reading and Composition

    Prerequisite: CHI 202.

    This course is designed to help students strengthen and expand their reading and writing skills in Chinese through the reading of authentic Chinese articles, grammar review, and writing practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: CHI 312.

    Activities and exercises focused on oral and written translation for career fields.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 415 Business and Professional Chinese

    Prerequisite: CHI 312 or above.

    Introduction to Chinese language and culture as used in business and selected professions. Variable content course. May be repeated once with different content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Adding a minor

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