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

Faculty: Professor He, section head.

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. Students in the Chinese Language Flagship Program may take CHN 315 and 316 or CHN 315H and 316H in lieu of the 6 credits at the 400-level and 6 credits in literature and civilization requirement.

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 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.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.