Linguistics and Chinese

The successful completion of four courses in Mandarin Chinese (24 credits): CHINESE 125, 246, 326, and 327, or the equivalent. At least 12 courses distributed between Linguistics and Chinese, as follows:

Linguistics courses:
LINGUIST 201 How Language Works:  Introduction to Linguistic Theory
LINGUIST 401 Introduction to Syntax
LINGUIST 402 Speech Sounds and Structure

Three of the following:
LINGUIST 101 People and Their Language
LINGUIST 394BI Language and Cognition
LINGUIST 397S ST: Linguistics of Sign Language
LINGUIST 404 Field Methods
LINGUIST 411 Introduction to Language Acquisition
LINGUIST 412 Language Processing and the Brain
LINGUIST 414 Introduction to Phonetics for Linguists
LINGUIST 503 Intermediate Syntax
LINGUIST 505 Introduction to Historical Linguistics
LINGUIST 510 Introduction to Semantics

Chinese courses:
CHINESE 375 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
CHINESE 450 Elementary Classical Chinese

Three courses from the following group, at least one of which must be CHINESE 575, 576, or 577:
CHINESE 575 Syntactic Structures of Chinese
CHINESE 576 History of the Chinese Language
CHINESE 577 Chinese Dialectology
CHINESE 426 Advanced Modern Chinese I
CHINESE 427 Advanced Modern Chinese II
CHINESE 432 Media Chinese
CHINESE 433 Business Chinese
CHINESE 451 Intermediate Classical Chinese
CHINESE 555 Classical Chinese Poetry

One of the following:
CHINESE 138 Religion in Chinese Culture
CHINESE 140 Chinese Script
CHINESE 150 Peoples and Languages of China
CHINESE 153 Literature: Poetry
CHINESE 154 Literature: Tales, Short Stories, Novels
CHINESE 197Q Late Imperial Chinese Literature & Culture
CHINESE 241 Contemporary Chinese Literature
HISTORY 114 Chinese Civilization: Ancient Origins to the End of the Mongol Era
HISTORY 115 Chinese Civilization: Early Modern to the Present

Junior Year Writing requirement:
The Junior Year Writing (JYW) requirement is met by taking LINGUIST 305 (which is currently offered in the Fall semester) or LINGUIST 350.  The Junior Year Writing requirement does not need to be satisfied in your junior year.

Common requirements for all majors:
A grade of C or better must be earned in any course used to satisfy major requirements.

College of Humanities and Fine Arts requirement:

  • Foreign Language: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level.

See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about College requirements.

University Graduation requirements:

See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about University graduation requirements, including General Education requirements.