Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement.
Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.
Courses Required for the Major (24-30 credits)
The major 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 demonstrate proficiency in Chinese through a placement exam may be exempted from some courses.
Students planning to teach this subject in grades 7-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List for information about their programs that lead to the recomendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.
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.