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Chinese StudiesMinor

Hours To Complete18 - 36
Courses Required5
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1. Language courses

A) Students who do not have any background or have had very little experience in Chinese take CHN 101, 102, 201, and 202.

B) Students whose Chinese oral proficiency is close to that of Chinese native speakers, but who have little or no reading and writing skills in Chinese, take CHN 103 and 203.

Choice of A. or B. is determined by placement test. Students can waive the requirement by demonstrating competency beyond 202 or 203 through placement test.

2. Electives

In addition to satisfying the requirements in (1), students minoring in Chinese must take 5 courses in Chinese language, literature and cultural studies with no less than 18 credits. Up to three of the five can be language courses. Content courses taken to meet the minimum requirements for the minor must be at least 3 credits each with at least 50% of content on China. No more than one lecture course from a non-Emory administered study-abroad program may be counted towards the minor. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the minor advisor. New courses are added regularly. Please refer to the REALC Website for the most current list of electives.

No course for the minor may be taken S/U. Students must receive at least a C in each course taken for the minor.