The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Chinese.

Faculty: Associate Professor He, section head. Assistant Professor Xiong.

Students selecting the Chinese major are required to complete at least 30 credits (maximum 45) in Chinese, not including CHN 101, 102, 111 or equivalent. Students must complete six credits in Chinese literature and civilization, at least three of which must be taken at the 400 level. At least six CHN credits must be at the 400 level.

In addition, students must take six credits in Chinese/Asian culture such as Chinese/Asian politics, history, philosophy, arts, etc. offered through other departments. Students must choose these six credits from the courses listed below, which can be counted towards the General Education requirement, or from other courses on Chinese culture and civilization as approved by the section head: HIS 171, 374; PHL 331; PSC 116, 377; RLS 131; THE 382.

Students completing the B.A with a major in Chinese simultaneously with the International Engineering Program, the International Business Program, or the Chinese Language Flagship Program may use three credits of Chinese literature towards the Fine Arts and Literature Basic Liberal Studies requirement. In addition, students in these programs are exempt from the one-course-per-discipline rule in Letters, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.