Loyola University Chicago

The Beijing Center

for Chinese Studies


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.




Contact Hours (per class)


Standard, Intensive

4 or 6 credits

1.5 hours, 2.5 hours


Standard, Intensive

4 or 6 credits

1.5 hours, 2.5 hours



6 credits

2.5 hours

Adv. Conversational


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.