This major is part of the Cultures & Humanities Exploration Group

Chinese Major Website

Chinese Minor

Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and is the dominant mode of expression for 1 billion people. Chinese speakers extend from the People’s Republic of China to Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and beyond.

Through the study of Chinese language and culture, students gain valuable insights into the diverse cultures of the Chinese world and an appreciation of the unique and fascinating heritage of one of the world’s greatest and oldest civilizations.

Proficiency in Chinese language and familiarity with Chinese culture complements students’ interests in a variety of fields and can lead to exciting careers in International Business and Finance, Art and Archeology, Philosophy, Journalism, Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, and more.

The Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages offers a four-semester sequence of Chinese language. Language courses are designed to develop students’ ability to communicate orally and in writing in Standard Mandarin.