China Studies Minor Courses

The minor requires completion of a total of 18 credits:

  • One Foundation course from the following: 
    (a) AAS 220 China: Language and Culture 
    (b) AAS/HIS 219 Introduction to Chinese History and Civilization
  • 12 additional credits from the list below. 9 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  • An Independent Research AAS 487

Clicking on course titles takes you to the relevant university bulletin pages.

Chinese Language Courses

DEC COURSE
CHI 111 Elementary Chinese I
S3 CHI 112 Elementary Chinese II
S3 CHI 210 Elementary Chinese for Chinese-Speakers
S3 CHI 211 Intermediate Chinese I
S3 CHI 212 Intermediate Chinese II
  CHI 301 Advanced Chinese I
  CHI 302 Advanced Chinese II
  CHI 410 Business Chinese
J&S3 CHI 411 Readings in Journalistic Chinese
J&S3 CHI 412 Readings in Classical Chinese
J&S3 CHI 421 Chinese Poetry and Short Stories
J&S3 CHI 422 Chinese Lyric Prose and Plays
S3

CHI 447 Directed Readings (in Chinese)

CHI 487 Independent Research (in Chinese)

China-Related Courses Offered in Asian & Asian American Studies
DEC COURSE
B AAS/RLS 102 Eastern Religions
F AAS 211 Topics in the Social Sciences (when topic is appropriate)
G AAS 212 Topics in the Humanities (when topic is appropriate)
J AAS 220 China: Language and Culture
H AAS 221 China: Science and Civilization
J AAS/RLS 240 Confucianism and Taoism
K AAS 250 Languages and Cultures of Asian Americans
J AAS/RLS 256 Hinduism
J AAS/RLS 260 Buddhism
J AAS/RLS 280 Islam
  AAS 300 Intellectual History of East Asia
J AAS 319 Arts of China
J AAS 339 Contemporary China: History, Politics, and Diplomacy since 1949
  AAS 350 Structure of Mandarin Chinese
J AAS/HIS 351 Revolutionary China
H AAS/HIS 352 Environmental History of China
J AAS 370 Intercultural Communication
J AAS/ANT 371 Ancient China
J AAS/ANT 372 Family, Marriage, and Kinship in China
J AAS/ANT 379 Ethnicity and Ecology in China
G AAS 391 Humanities Topics in AAS (when topic is appropriate)
F AAS 392 Social Science Topics in AAS (when topic is appropriate)
AAS 404 Seminar in China Studies
  AAS 447 Directed Reading
  AAS 487 Supervised Research
AAS 488 Internship (limit: 3 credits; S/U grading: Does NOT Carry Credit Towards CNS Minor)

Qualifying Elective Courses Offered Through Other Departments

DEC COURSE
J ARH 203 History of Asian Art
J ARH 318 History of Chinese Painting
J CLT 220 Topics in Chinese Literature
G CLT 361 Literature and Society (when topic is appropriate)
J HIS 219 Introduction to Chinese History and Civilization
  HIS 340 Topics in Asian History (when topic is appropriate)
J HIS 341 20th Century China
J HIS 345 Women and Gender in Chinese History
HIS 431 Colloquium in Asian History (when topic is appropriate)
HIS 432 Colloquium in Asian History (when topic is appropriate)
D HUM 201 Film and Television Studies: Genres (when topic is appropriate)
J PHI 342 History of Chinese Philosophy
K PHI 378 Philosophical Topics in Asian-American History (when topic is appropriate)
J POL 413 Asian Security and Technology Issues
G RLS 390 Special Topics (when topic is appropriate)
G RLS 391 Special Topics (when topic is appropriate)
J THR 313 Asian Theatre and Drama

Please note: Other courses may also qualify.  Please consult with the Director of China Studies