Chinese B.A.


 Degree Requirements as of Fall 2017

Students who declare their Chinese B.A. after May 26, 2017 will follow this program.


 
University Graduation Requirements 41
Preparation for the Major     20
CHIN 025A. Intermediate Chinese C2   4
CHIN 025B. Intermediate Chinese C2   4
(Or CHIN 25A/B equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
12 units of a second world language 12
Requirements of the Major 37-38
CHIN 101A. Advanced Chinese     4
CHIN 101B. Advanced Chinese     4
CHIN 140. Chinese Culture and Politics Through Literature V   3
FORL 100W. Writing Workshop Z   3
Complete six courses from:
CHIN 102Chinese Culture     4
CHIN 110Structure of the Chinese Language     4
CHIN 120A. Modern Chinese Literature (1900-1949)     4
CHIN 120B. Introduction to Classical Chinese Literature     4
CHIN 130. Readings in Chinese Culture     4
CHIN 132. Special Topics in Chinese for Careers     4
RELS 144Chinese Traditions     3
University Electives 21-22

Total Units: 120

 

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the SJSU Policies and Procedures. Please refer to this website for more information: http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/.

 

Degree Requirements Prior to Fall 2017

Students who declared their Chinese B.A. before May 26, 2017 are following this program. However, coursework that has not yet been completed will follow the unit values listed in the degree requirements above.


 
University Graduation Requirements 41
Preparation for the Major 16-20
CHIN 025A. Intermediate Chinese C2   5
CHIN 025B. Intermediate Chinese C2   5
(Or CHIN 25A/B equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
One year of a second world language, ancient or modern 6-10
Requirements of the Major 30
CHIN 101A. Advanced Chinese     3
CHIN 101B. Advanced Chinese     3
CHIN 102. Chinese Culture     3
FORL 100W. Writing Workshop Z   3
Complete six courses from:
CHIN 110. Structure of the Chinese Language     3
CHIN 111. Advanced Mandarin Conversation     3
CHIN 120A. Modern Chinese Literature (1900-1949)     3
CHIN 120B. Introduction to Classical Chinese Literature     3
CHIN 130. Readings in Chinese Culture     3
CHIN 132. Special Topics in Chinese for Careers     3
CHIN 140. Chinese Culture and Politics Through Literature V   3
CHIN 141. Classical Chinese Drama and Poetry     3
Required Minor 12-21
A minor in another world language is recommended  
University Electives 12-17

Total Units: 120

 


 Advising


 For more information or advising, contact: 

pengg Chunhui Peng                                              
Ph.D., UC San Diego
Chinese Coordinator and Advisor 
Office Hours: MW 3:15 - 4:15PM
Clark Hall 418M 
408-924-4615 
chunhui.peng@sjsu.edu
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Yao Yao (Fall Only)
Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Office Hours: TR 11:00 - 12:00PM
Clark Hall 410G 
408-924-4613 
yao.yao@sjsu.edu

 

 

Chinese B.A. Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  1. Develop competence in speaking and listening comprehension in Mandarin Chinese.
  2. Command basic Chinese vocabulary. Refine grammatical structures and engage in critical thinking through a variety of tasks, activities, and assignments.
  3. Read authentic material in Chinese for informative purposes.
  4. Write in Chinese simple narration and description about given topics and events.
  5. Develop understanding of the traditional Chinese culture in light of contemporary values.
  6. Be able to compare systematically the ideas, values, images, or attitudes of people from various Chinese communities. Be able to identify the historic context of these ideas and cultural practices. Be able to explain how Chinese culture changes in response to internal and external pressures.
  7. Critical reading of pre-modern Chinese prose, poetry, and drama.