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Modern Language - Chinese Minor

Zhong Chen, Assistant Professor
(585) 475-6917, zxcgsl@rit.edu

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is closed to fluent speakers of Chinese.

Course
Electives
Choose five consecutive language courses:
   MLCH-201    Beginning Chinese I
   MLCH-202    Beginning Chinese II
   MLCH-301    Intermediate Chinese I
   MLCH-302    Intermediate Chinese II
   MLCH-401    Advanced Chinese I
   MLCH-402    Advanced Chinese II
Students can take up to two culture courses as part of the Chinese minor. In addition to culture courses listed for the minor, other courses from other departments dealing with aspects of Chinese culture may be approved by the faculty adviser. 
   ANTH-255    Regional Archaeology*
   HIST-260    History of Pre-modern China
   HIST-261    History of Modern China
   HIST-365    Conflict in Modern East Asia
   PHIL-311    East Asian Philosophy
   POLS-350    Politics in East Asia

* This course may be taken when the topic focuses on East Asia.




Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

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Legacy Quarter Text: 

This minor provides two full years of modern language instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. Students may choose a modern language minor in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students must take five consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course.

Prerequisite:
0525-420 Beginning Chinese I

Required Courses—Choose five of the following:
0525-421 Beginning Chinese II
0525-422 Beginning Chinese III
0525-423 Intermediate Chinese I
0525-424 Intermediate Chinese II
0525-425 Intermediate Chinese III
0525-426 Advanced Chinese I
0525-427 Advanced Chinese II
0525-428 Advanced Chinese III