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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II

Chinese - BA


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The major in Chinese offers students the opportunity to develop Chinese language proficiency, explore Chinese classical and modern literature, delve into Chinese culture and history, and develop skills in Chinese-English translation and interpretation. In addition, undergraduate students have the option to apply to join the Chinese Flagship program (a federally-funded honors program) that provides scholarships for study abroad in China or Taiwan. Graduates of the Chinese Major will have attained advanced to superior language proficiency and will have deep cultural knowledge that will prepare them for careers in the global workforce. Hunter Chinese alumni have been pursuing careers in both public and private sectors, and have gone on to advanced study in law, international studies, translation, education, and many other areas where Chinese language skills and cultural knowledge are appreciated.

Hunter students benefit from their proximity to the rich cultural resources of the Chinese communities in New York City, and many gain professional experience through internships offered by global organizations, businesses, and government agencies headquartered in New York City.

Hunter Core Requirement


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:  General Education - Effective Fall 2019 . Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

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


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 at the 200-level or above must make up their credits using other CHIN courses.

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


The track in Chinese Translation and Interpretation consists of 24-30 credits: 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 at the 200-level or above must make up their credits using other CHIN courses.

Track 3: Chinese Flagship (42-48 cr.)


The track in Chinese Flagship consists of 42 credits and is intended for students accepted into the Chinese Flagship program. The track consists of 42-48 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 are exempt from language courses at the 200-level or above must make up their credits using other CHIN courses.

Teacher Education Pathway


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 recommendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.

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.

Electives


All courses, unless otherwise stated in course descriptions, are open to qualified students majoring in other disciplines.

Chinese: Other Courses


Degree Map for Chinese Language and Literature


Degree Map for Chinese  

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