Students preparing to teach Chinese must complete a 30-credit major option for teaching that includes the 24-credit sequence taken by non-teaching majors plus 9 additional credits: CHIN 39900 and 6 credits in Chinese language and literature at the 300 or 400 level. Students interested in teaching Chinese in New York schools should take the 23-credit pedagogical sequence for grades 7-12; this sequence may count toward the course requirements for New York State certification, but will not by itself be sufficient for certification. Students interested in a teaching career should consult with the School of Education.
Minor in Chinese
The minor in Chinese consists of 12 credits. Students must take 4 courses at or above the CHIN 200 level taught in Chinese. Course prerequisites must be satisfied. Internships and independent studies do not count toward the minor. Consult the Chinese program adviser for appropriate course recommendations.
Advanced Placement and Exemptions
Students who elect to take Chinese as their required language and have studied the language abroad or at home must consult the head of the Chinese Division for advanced placement or exemptions. The Chinese program does not offer proficiency tests.
All courses, unless otherwise stated in course descriptions, are open to qualified students majoring in other disciplines.