Major and Minor
The undergraduate major in Chinese language and literature consists of 24 credits beyond CHIN 101 and 102 (Elementary Chinese I and II). Students choose from the following 3 credit courses:
CHIN 201 and 202 - Intermediate Chinese I and II
CHIN 301 and 302 - Journalistic Chinese Literature I and II
CHIN 303 and 304 - Classical Chinese Literature I and II
CHIN 307 - Classical Chinese Poetry
CHIN 401 - Advanced Studies in Chinese Literature
CHIN 402 - Independent Study in Chinese Literature
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
For general college requirements please consult the Hunter College Undergraduate Catalog.