Chinese Studies (Minor)
To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!
Students majoring in any area of study at NC State are eligible to minor in Chinese Studies. The minor cannot be in the same discipline as the major. The minor in Chinese Studies will provide students with an opportunity to round out their study of Chinese language, culture, and political thought. An investigation of the significance of Modern Asia forms an important complement to studies in Economics, Political Science, History, and Multi-disciplinary Studies. Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.
At the completion of the minor the student will:
- Be able to communicate using the basic skills of modern standard Chinese,
- Have some familiarity with Chinese culture, literature and political thought and
- Have a general overview of China’s political and religious institutions and the role of China in Southeast Asia.
To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to the Add a Minor page to apply. (Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.)
Students should declare the minor as soon as they have completed the first course for the minor, and complete their course work according to their minor degree audit, and the minor requirements. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. Questions regarding unmet course requirements on the Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below. Students contact the Coordinator of Advising, Professor Susan Navey-Davis, once they have completed all of their courses for the minor, or during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State, in order to complete the final certification of the minor. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.
Dr. Nathaniel Isaacson
SIS Code: 16CIM
- Completion of 15 credit hours is required.
- 9 Credit hours must be taken at NC State and a maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.
- The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify to meet requirements for the minor.
- A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses in the minor program.
- A maximum of two (2) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
- No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.
|FLC 201||Intermediate Chinese I||3|
|FLC 202||Intermediate Chinese II||3|
|FLC 301||Intermediate Chinese III||3|
|FLC 302||Intermediate Chinese IV||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Modern Chinese Popular Culture|
|Asian Civilizations to 1800|
|Modern Asia: 1800 to Present|
|Japan's Empire in Asia, 1868-1945|
|The Buddhist Traditions|
|Politics of China and Japan|
|Government and Politics in South Asia|