Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Chinese Language and Culture Minor

Program Description

The Chinese program offers Chinese language and literature-in-translation courses leading to a minor in Chinese language and culture.

Requirements

A student wishing to pursue a minor in Chinese Language and Culture should complete 18 credits in Chinese language, up to six of which may be substituted by coursework with a focus on Chinese literature and/or culture. There are five options to fulfill the requirements for the minor, as shown in the table below. For example, under Option 1, a student can take six Chinese language courses to fulfill the requirements for the minor; under Option 4, a student can take four Chinese language courses, one Chinese literature course, and one course with a focus on Chinese culture taught by a different academic unit to satisfy the requirements for the minor.
 

Option

Language

Literature

Culture

1

6

0

0

2

5

1

0

3

4

2

0

4

4

1

1

5

4

0

2

Loyola courses satisfying the Chinese Language requirement:

CHIN 101: Chinese I
CHIN 102: Chinese II
CHIN 103: Chinese III
CHIN 104: Chinese IV
CHIN 190: Business Chinese I
CHIN 191: Business Chinese II
CHIN 250: Chinese Conversation and Composition
CHIN 251: Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition I
CHIN 252: Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition II
CHIN 253: Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition III

Loyola courses satisfying the Chinese Literature (optional) requirement:

LITR 245: Chinese Literature in Translation
LITR 245: China Through Film and Literature
LITR 245: Masterpieces of Chinese Fiction

Loyola courses satisfying the Chinese Culture (optional) requirement:

ENVS 281C: Environmental Sustainability and Science in China
HIST 345A: Traditional China from Antiquity to 1550
HIST 346A: Early Modern China:1550-1800
HIST 346B: Reform & Revolution in China, 1800-1949
HIST 346C: History of Christianity in China
HIST 347A: China Since 1949: The People's Republic
HIST 347C: Cultural Revolution – China
HIST 347D: Modern Chinese History Through Film
PHIL 288: Culture and Civilization (when the focus is on China)

Learning Outcomes

  • For students taking the four-language-course option, possess an active vocabulary of 1,000-1,200 characters. For those taking five or six language courses to fulfill the minor’s requirements, their vocabulary should expand by approximately 300 characters for each additional course.
  • For students taking the one- or two-literature-course option, demonstrate knowledge of some of the most important genres and works of literature associated with the major historical periods, for example, selections from Confucius’s Analects and Mencius’s poems.
  • For students taking a course with an emphasis on China (e.g., in history, philosophy, political science) in partial fulfillment of the minor’s requirements, gain a basic understanding of the relevant historical periods and be able to discuss major events and their significance in China’s development.
  • Be able to engage in conversations involving common topics such as study, work, career aspirations, family, and hobbies and demonstrate essential knowledge of Chinese culture.
  • Be able to read and write routine documents such as e-mail, letters, and applications using complete and grammatical sentences following appropriate cultural norms.

Please log in to your LOCUS account to declare a minor in Chinese Language and Culture or visit:
http://www.luc.edu/hub/declaremajor.shtml for more information on how to add a minor in LOCUS.

For more information, please contact: 

Hong Chen, Director of Chinese Program
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Loyola University Chicago, Crown Center, Suite 107
E-mail: hchen4@luc.edu, Phone: 773-508-7362.