Minor in Chinese

Students minoring in Chinese must complete 18 units at the 200, 300 and/or 400 level with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. Twelve units must be taken at the 300–400 level.

Required Courses (6 Units)
CHNS 301CHINESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I 13
CHNS 302CHINESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II 13
Electives (12 Units)
Select four of the following: 212
CHINESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHINESE
DIR READ CHINESE I
DIR READ CHINESE II
CHNS STUDY ABROAD
The following two courses may be applied toward the minor; however, students who have already completed a Chinese course at the 300 level may not register for lower-level courses:
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
Only one of the following, taught in English, may count toward the Chinese Minor:
ART OF CHINA
IMPERIAL CHINA: THE LAST DYNASTY
REVOLUTIONARY CHINA
PHILOSOPHIES OF CHINA & JAPAN
Students may also petition the Foreign Languages Department to take one of the following courses as an elective toward the Chinese minor. Written approval must be received from the Foreign Languages Department prior to enrolling in the course:
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN STUDIES
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ASIAN STUDIES
DIRECTED READINGS IN ASIAN STUDIES
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ASIAN STUDIES
INTERNSHIP IN ASIAN STUDIES
PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS
PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS
Total Units18
1

Native and Heritage speakers of Chinese may earn up to 6 units for CHNS 301 and/or CHNS 302 by taking the department's credit for Prior Learning Exam.

2

Language minors may transfer up to 6 units toward a minor and must earn 6 upper-division units at Towson. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student’s minor adviser.