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Academics and Requirements


Asian Languages & Cultures Advising +

Appointments are scheduled on the department's online advising calendar. Please go to for more information.

Students who have a formal or informal interest in Asian Studies are encouraged to consult a department advisor.

Chinese Language and Literature (through end of Winter 2001) +


May be elected as a departmental concentration program:  Last date to declare Chinese or Japanese concentration is April 17, 2001 


Prerequisites to Concentration. Chinese 102 or 361.

Concentration Requirements. All students are expected to complete a minimum of 38 credits consisting of two departmental courses in literature in translation (selected from the sequence Chinese 471, 472, 473, 476), 20 credits of language courses beyond the first-year level, and 9 credits in cognate courses in the social sciences and humanities relating to East Asia. Possible cognate courses may be found in Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Economics, History, History of Art, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, and Women's Studies and in the schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business Administration, Education, Law, Music, and Natural Resources and Environment.

Honors Concentration: Candidates for the Honors concentration must complete all regular requirements for the concentration, maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and at least 3.5 in courses elected as part of a concentration plan. They must also demonstrate the ability to do original work by writing an Honors thesis and must elect Chinese 391 and 392 and, if possible, Chinese 393 and 394. Recommendations for the designation of "Honors," "high Honors," and "highest Honors" in Chinese are made on the basis of the student's performance in the Honors course and the quality of the student's Honors thesis.

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