Minor in Chinese

Rev. 9/07

Requirements

At least 15 credits must be taken from the following list of courses, with at least 6 credits coming from courses in Category I, "Language Skills Courses," and 9 credits coming from courses in Category II, "Non-Language Skills Courses":

Category I: Language Skills Courses

(6 credits)

  • Chinese 301-302 (or 303*) Third-Level Mandarin (4-4 [or 8]) (Pre: 202)
  • Chinese 311-312 Mandarin Conversation (3-3) (Pre: 202)
  • Chinese 331**, 332** Web-Based Advanced Chinese Listening and Writing (3, 3) (Pre: 301 or concurrent)
  • Chinese 401-402 (or 404*) Fourth-Level Mandarin (4-4 [or 8]) (Pre: 302)
  • Chinese 411-412 Advanced Mandarin Conversation (3-3) (Pre: 302)
  • Chinese 421B, C Chinese Translation (3) (Pre: 402)
  • Chinese 441 Web-Based Fourth Year Reading and Writing: Advanced Topics I (3) (Pre: 401 or concurrent)
  • Chinese 461 Introduction to Classical Chinese (3) (Pre: 302)
  • Chinese 485, 486 Selected Readings in Chinese (3, 3) (Pre: 402)
  • Chinese 491 Oral Fluency Through Chinese Films (3) (Pre: 402)

*Chinese 303 and 404 are accelerated versions of 301-302 and 401-402, respectively.

**A maximum of 3 credits from the Chn 331/332 series are applicable towards these requirements.

Category II: Non-Language Skills Courses

(9 credits)

Linguistics Courses

  • Chinese 451, 452 Structure of Chinese (3,3) (Pre: 202)
  • Chinese 455 Chinese Pragmatics and Discourse (3) (Pre: 202)
  • Chinese 456 Chinese Semantics and Communication (3) (Pre: 402)
  • Chinese 470 Language and Culture of China (3) (Pre: 401)

Literature Courses

  • EALL 361 Chinese Literature: Ancient (3) (Pre: One DH or DL)
  • EALL 362 Chinese Literature: Pre-Modern (3) (Pre: One DH or DL)
  • EALL 363B,C* 20th-Century Chinese Literature and Culture (3,3) (Pre: see Note 1)
  • EALL 364 20th-Century Chinese Literature by Chinese Women (3) (Pre: see Note 1) (Cross-listed as WS 346, ASAN 364)
  • EALL 365B,C* Traditional Chinese Fiction in Translation (3,3) (Pre: see Note 1)
  • EALL 366 The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Visual Media (3) (Pre: One DH or DL course)
  • EALL 473 Chinese Diaspora and Visual Media (3) (Pre: any 300- or 400-level DL or DH course) (Cross-listed as ASAN 473)
  • EALL 474 Transnational Chinese Popular Culture (3) (Pre: any 300- or 400-level DL or DH course) (Cross-listed as ASAN 474)
  • EALL 476 Perspectives on Chinese Cinema (3) (Pre: One DH or DL course)

At least one course from each cluster (linguistics and literature) must be taken.

Notes

  1. Pre-requisites for EALL courses: EALL 361, 362, 363 B,C, 364, 365: one DH or DL course, or consent
  2. All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and each must be passed with a grade of 'C' or better. In addition, the GPA for all courses together must be 3.0 or higher.
  3. Native speakers of Chinese are not allowed to take language skills courses, so they must take all 15 credits from Category II, "Non-Language Skills Courses".
  4. All courses must be taken within the University of Hawaii system (with at least three taken at UH-Manoa), or else through a study abroad or exchange program which is directly administered by an official UH-Manoa organ (e.g., the Study Abroad Center, the Center for Chinese Studies, etc.) and which is officially recognized by the Chinese Section of UH-Manoa's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
  5. Students who have completed at least Chinese 202 or its equivalent, and who have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher are eligible to declare a minor in Chinese. To apply, contact the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Moore Hall #382; 956-8940).

Brief summary of EALL degree requirements on the UH catalog