Chinese and International Business Majors

Three years of language courses and special purpose courses such as Advanced Conversation, Newspaper Chinese and Business Chinese are required by International Business Majors having Chinese as their area focus.

  • Chinese 101: Elementary Chinese [I], 5 hours (preparation for the major)
  • Chinese 102: Elementary Chinese [II], 5 hours (preparation for the major)
  • Chinese 201: Intermediate Chinese [I], 5 hours (preparation for the major)
  • Chinese 202: Intermediate Chinese [II], 5 hours (preparation for the major)
  • Chinese 301: Advanced Chinese [I], 3 hours (required, language emphasis)
  • Chinese 302: Advanced Chinese [II], 3 hours (required, language emphasis)
  • Chinese 431, Advanced Conversation, 3 hours (required, language emphasis)
  • Chinese 434, Business Chinese, 3 hours (required, language emphasis)
  • Chinese 433, Newspaper Chinese, 3 hours (required, regional/cultural studies)
  • Chinese 352, Aspects of Chinese, 3 hours (elective, regional/cultural studies)
  • Chinese 451, Readings in Modern Chinese Literature, 3 hours (elective, regional/cultural studies)

IB students doing Chinese may test out of or waive the lower division courses (101-202) if they show proficiency in the language, determined by the Chinese program. That doesn't mean they get credit or units for the courses waived; it just means that they don't need to take the lower division courses before starting upper division Chinese.

For upper division Chinese, every student needs to take 12 units in the language section.. If they don't take Chinese 301 for example, they need to take 302, 431, 434 and a fourth course.  Besides all the courses from the Chinese emphasis section, students need two additional Chinese courses from the regional/cultural section.