The Chinese Minor

The minor provides students an opportunity to study Chinese language, culture, and society beyond the basic and intermediate levels. Students who minor in Chinese are prepared for achieving working language proficiency in areas such as business administration, international relations, engineering and environmental science. A minor will equip students with linguistic and cultural skills for graduate studies and careers in many professions.

Two options are offered. All courses must be taught in Chinese (CHIN).

Option 1: 18 units, at least 9 of the 18 must be in upper-division (300-400 level) courses .

Option 2: 12 units in upper-division courses. Prerequisite for the first course is CHIN 202 or equivalent and approval by the department chair.

Please note:

  • The recommended upper-division courses for both are CHIN 301, 302, 303, 347, 394, and 494.
  • A minimum of 6 upper-division units must be taken on the USD campus.
  • Students are highly encouraged to study abroad at a Chinese institution.
  • In addition, students are encouraged to take at least one China-related course taught in English.