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Major and Minor

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Introduction


We offer three tracks for the Chinese B.A. Students are to consult with the division to plan their course of studies with a program advisor. Students with no background in Chinese should begin study of Chinese in the freshman year in order to complete the major requirements in a timely manner. Students who began Chinese elsewhere should consult the division regarding placement in the Chinese major. All Chinese courses beyond the first term have prerequisites or require permission from an advisor. Courses must be taken in chronological order.


Track 1: Chinese Language and Literature (24-30 credits)


The track in Chinese Language and Literature consists of 24-30 credits chosen from the following CHIN-prefixed courses, 24 of which must be from courses above the 100-level. Courses must be taken in the sequence described below. Students who are exempt from language courses above the 100-level must make up their credits using courses approved by the Chinese Division.

CHIN 10100 - Elementary Chinese I (3)
CHIN 10200 - Elementary Chinese II (3)
CHIN 20100 - Intermediate Chinese I (3)
CHIN 20200 - Intermediate Chinese II (3)
CHIN 30100 - Journalistic Chinese Literature I (3)
CHIN 30200 - Journalistic Chinese Literature II (3)
CHIN 30300 - Classical Chinese Literature I (3)
CHIN 30400 - Classical Chinese Literature II (3)
CHIN 30700 - Classical Chinese Poetry (3)
CHIN 40100 - Advanced Studies in Chinese Literature (3)


Track 2: Chinese Translation and Interpretation (24-30 credits)


The track in Chinese Translation and Interpretation consists of 24-30 credits and is intended for students with interest in acquiring training in Chinese translation in a variety of professional fields. Requirements for the concentration in Chinese translation include 24-30 credits chosen from the following CHIN-prefixed courses, 24 of which must be from courses above the 100-level. Courses must be taken in the sequence described below. Students who are exempt from language courses above the 100-level must make up their credits using courses approved by the Chinese Division.

Chinese language (12-18 credits):

CHIN 10100 - Elementary Chinese I (3)
CHIN 10200 - Elementary Chinese II (3)
CHIN 20100 - Intermediate Chinese I (3)
CHIN 20200 - Intermediate Chinese II (3)
CHIN 30100 - Journalistic Chinese I (3)
CHIN 30200 - Journalistic Chinese II (3)
CHIN 30300 - Classical Chinese Literature I (3)
CHIN 40100 - Advanced Studies in Chinese Literature (3)

AND

Chinese and English Translation and Interpretation (12-18 credits):

RUSS 31500 - Introduction to Theory and Practice of Translation (3)
CHIN 31600 - Introduction to Business Translation (3, required)
CHIN 31700 - Community Interpreting and Sight Translation (CE) (3, required)
CHIN 31800 - Intercultural and Interlingual Discourse in Chinese and English Translation (3, required)
CHIN 40153 - Chinese and English Translation (3)
CHIN 40154 - Advanced Chinese and English Translation (3)
CHIN 40200 - Independent Study (3)


Track 3: Chinese Flagship (42 credits)


The track in Chinese Flagship consists of 42 credits and is intended for students accepted into the Chinese Flagship program. The track consists of 24-30 credits at Hunter chosen from the following CHIN-prefixed courses, 24 of which must be from courses above the 100-level, plus 18 credits taken in China or Taiwan. Courses must be taken in the sequence described below. Students who demonstrate proficiency in Chinese through a placement exam may be exempted from some language courses.

Chinese language (24- 30 credits):

CHIN 10100 - Elementary Chinese I (3)
CHIN 10200 - Elementary Chinese II (3)
CHIN 20100 - Intermediate Chinese I (3)
CHIN 20200 - Intermediate Chinese II (3)
CHIN 30100 - Journalistic Chinese Literature I (3)
CHIN 30200 - Journalistic Chinese Literature II (3)
CHIN 30300 - Classical Chinese Literature I (3)
CHIN 30400 - Classical Chinese Literature II (3)
CHIN 30700 - Classical Chinese Poetry (3)
CHIN 40100 - Advanced Studies in Chinese Literature (3)

AND

Capstone year study abroad (18 credits):

CHIN 40105 - Intercultural Communication in Greater China (3)
CHIN 40106 - Media in Contemporary Chinese Societies (3)
CHIN 40108 - Domain Research in Chinese (3)
CHIN 40114 - Chinese for Professional Purposes (3)
CHIN 49806 - In-Service Internship (6)


Independent Study


Independent study is restricted to Chinese majors only. The major (1) must have a 3.5 GPA; (2) must have taken all courses offered by the program during his/her period of study at Hunter; (3) must be in the final semester before graduation; (4) must submit a written research proposal at the time of application; (5) must receive the consent of both the professor and the chair.


Chinese Minor


The minor consists of 12 credits taught in Chinese beyond CHIN 101/102. Students are to consult with the division to plan their course of studies with a program advisor. Students who began Chinese elsewhere should consult the division regarding placement in the Chinese minor. All Chinese courses have prerequisites or require permission from an advisor. Courses must be taken in chronological order. Minors are not permitted to take independent study.


Allied Minor


A Chinese major may take a minor in any department or program but may not apply to the minor more than 6 credits also offered for the distribution requirement.


Advanced Placement


Students who elect Chinese as their required language and have studied the language abroad or at home must consult the Chinese Division for advanced placement or exemptions.


Preparation for Secondary School Teaching


Students interested in teaching Chinese in New York schools may count 12 credits of courses from the secondary education sequence as a minor. This minor may count towards the course requirements for New York State certification or New York City licensing, but will not by itself be sufficient for either of these. Students interested in a teaching career should consult with the Division of Programs in Education (Office of Education Services, Room 1000W).

Chinese Flagship Center

Language Placement

All students who wish to register for CHIN 101 or are new to the Hunter Chinese program must obtain registration permission and language placement. Click here for further information.