Loyola University Chicago

The Beijing Center

for Chinese Studies

Courses

Our courses concentrate on a wide range of subjects including art, business, Chinese language, communications, history, literature, philosophy, political science, science, sociology, theology and martial arts.
 
  • All courses are taught in English
  • Professors are both Chinese and American scholars and professionals from Beijing's top universities
  • Courses are 3 semester credit hours each
  • All non-language classes are taught seminar-style and meet once a week for 2.5 hours

To view our current course offerings please select a term:

 Fall 2016 Course List

 Spring 2017 Course List

Language Studies

No previous experience studying Chinese language is necessary. However, you are required to study Mandarin Chinese while at TBC, unless you can demonstrate complete fluency. To assist language study TBC pairs each student in the program with a Chinese university student for individual tutoring.
 

TBC offers four levels of Chinese language: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Advanced Conversational. In addition, you may choose to study in the Standard or Intensive Track.
 

Level

Track

Credits

Contact Hours (per class)

Beginner

Standard, Intensive

4 or 6 credits

1.5 hours, 2.5 hours

Intermediate

Standard, Intensive

4 or 6 credits

1.5 hours, 2.5 hours

Advanced

Intensive

6 credits

2.5 hours

Adv. Conversational

Standard

4 credits

1.5 hours

Standard Track courses meet three times each week and Intensive Track courses meet four times each week. Intensive Track courses combine two 3-credit courses in one semester, thus students receive two separate grades tied to their performance on each part of the course.