The new major requirements are effective for students matriculating fall 2016 and later. Current students may elect to follow the new requirements with the permission of the Department.
THE MAJOR IN CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE requires 24 upper-level (300-level or above) units.
- 1st- and 2nd-level Modern Chinese or the equivalent
- Chinese 227C (Chinese Civilization)
24 advanced (300-level) and above units to include:
- Chinese 341 (Early and Imperial Chinese Literature)
- Chinese 342 (Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature)
- 400-level Capstone course (prime majors)
- Senior Capstone Experience (prime majors): Students may satisfy the capstone requirement in one of two ways, both of which require a presentation in the EALC Senior Symposium in the spring.
- Successful completion of a senior honors thesis. This option, which also entitles the student to Latin Honors, requires a minimum of a 3.65 GPA. The thesis is researched and written over two semesters, for a total of 6 units which are in addition to the 24 upper-units required for the major.
- Successful completion of an approved 400-level seminar course, to be taken during the senior year. This course may be included among the required upper-level courses for the major. The Capstone course must be an EALC home-based course within the student's area of focus. Writing Intensive courses cannot fulfill the Capstone requirement.
- With advisor approval, students may include one course in a related area offered outside the department among the 24 advanced units. (For example, a student with focus on China/Chinese may take one course in FMS or Art History that also focuses on China.) With advisor approval, students may count one course from another area within the EALC department among the 24 advanced units. (For example, a student with focus on China/Chinese may take one course in either Korean or Japanese.) The exception approval form is required in this case.
- Students must earn at least a B- in language courses in order to continue to the next level. They must also maintain a B- average in all required courses for the major. Students who do not meet this requirement may either repeat the course/s in question or earn at least a B- in an approved equivalent course or courses (either during the summer or in a study abroad program).
- Courses for the major and minor may not be taken Credit/No Credit.
- No more than 6 units of transfer or study abroad non-language courses may be applied to the major.
- No more than 3 units of Independent Study may be counted towards the required upper-level 24 units.
- For information on how to declare a major, click here.