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Modern Language and Culture - Chinese minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Hiroko Yamashita, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-6074,

This minor has not been converted to semesters. A minor in Modern Language-Chinese is available.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The modern language and culture minor consists of five courses: three language courses beyond Beginning Level I and two culture courses. The minor provides beginning and some intermediate level study of a modern language and appropriate courses in the culture of the nations where that language is most often used. The goal of this minor is to introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (e.g., history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of one particular country or area. Students will become aware of the relationship between language and culture and of the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

0525-420 Beginning Chinese I

Required Courses—A sequence of three from 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

Electives—Choose two of the following culture courses:
0525-439 Special Topics: Chinese
0505-469 Art of China, Korea, and Japan
0507-485 Foundations of Asian Civilization
0507-486 20th Century China and Japan
0507-487 Communist China
0513-441 Politics in China
0513-496 Government and Politics in East Asia