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CO-Chairs: Sonia P. Ticas, sticas, x2367, Walker 324;
Peter Richardson, prichard, Walker 322
Transfer Advisor: Christopher Keaveney, ckeaven, Walker 321
First-Year student contact: Christopher Keaveney, ckeaven, Walker 321

 

Knowledge of Chinese provides access to a society that is increasing in importance to American life every year. A Pacific Rim powerhouse with nearly a quarter of the world’s population, China sends scholars and business people to the U.S., many of whom live and work on the West Coast. Chinese is the fastest growing language of study at American colleges and universities. Those who study Chinese at Linfield are eligible to study abroad in our programs at prestigious Beijing University or Hong Kong Baptist University.

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:

FALL SEMESTER:

  • MLCH 101 or 201

SPRING SEMESTER:

One of the following:

  • MLCH 102 or 202
  • MLCH 250 Introduction to East Asian Film (No prerequisite)

Minor: 27 credits including: 4 semesters of Chinese language study. Credits from MLCH 201 and above will count toward the minor; minimum of 10 credits of Chinese language and Chinese Studies coursework taken abroad (Linfield Programs in Beijing or Hong Kong are recommended). No more than 12 credits taken abroad may be applied to the Chinese Studies minor; and at least one Chinese Studies content course* should be taken at Linfield after the student returns from study abroad.

* The determination of what constitutes an acceptable Chinese Studies course will be made by the Department of Modern Languages in conjunction with faculty coordinators for Asian Studies