Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Arts and Letters Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages Undergraduate Programs Chinese
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese is designed to equip students with functional proficiency in the language, and cultural sensitivity to and factual knowledge about China. Study abroad is encouraged to provide students with firsthand experience of cultures superficially different from those to which they are accustomed, but are similar in many ways at the level of human interaction.
Students who plan to complete the requirements for the major should consult an undergraduate adviser in Chinese.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chinese
The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Chinese major is met by completing Chinese 401 or 402. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.
The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The completion of Chinese 201 and 202 satisfies the College of Arts and Letters requirement of second-year competency in a foreign language.
The following requirements for the major:
All of the following courses (24 credits):
Second-Year Chinese I
Second-Year Chinese II
Third-Year Chinese I
Third-Year Chinese II
Fourth-Year Chinese I (W)
Fourth-Year Chinese II (W)
Both of the following courses (6 credits):
One of the following courses (3 credits):
Studies in Chinese Language
Advanced Spoken Chinese
Completion of a capstone experience.
This requirement may be satisfied by completion of special assignments in Chinese 302 (in China), 366, 402 or 466. The capstone experience must be approved by the student’s advisor.
Study Abroad: Students with a primary major in Chinese are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad experience approved by the Chinese program. MSU study abroad programs are available at various sites in China and vary in length.
In order to fulfill the college-level cognate requirement, students should consider the following disciplinary areas from within the College of Arts and Letters: English literature, linguistics, philosophy, art history, and religious studies. Suggested disciplinary areas from outside the college are: sociology, political science, economics, communication and history. With advisor approval history may be treated as a cognate within the College of Arts and Letters. Students are encouraged to formulate interdisciplinary thematic areas for both cognates. Both the cognates and the related courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.
James Madison Writing: 2. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 3. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major - Chinese - Second Year
Major - Chinese - Second Year: 2 courses from CHS201, CHS202
Requirement 12: Major - Chinese - Third Year
Major - Chinese - Third Year: 2 courses from CHS301, CHS302
Requirement 13: Major - Chinese - Fourth Year
Major - Chinese - Fourth Year: 2 courses from CHS401, CHS402
Requirement 14: Major - Chinese - Culture and Literature - Tier II Writing
Major - Chinese - Culture and Literature - Tier II Writing: 2 courses from CHS366, CHS466
Requirement 15: Major - Chinese - Elective
Major - Chinese - Elective: 1 course from CHS350, CHS411
Requirement 16: Major - Chinese - Capstone
Major - Chinese - Capstone: 1 course from Capstone which may be satisfied by completion of special assignments in CHS302, CHS366, CHS402. Must be approved by the students advisor.
Requirement 17: Major - Chinese - Study Abroad
Major - Chinese - Study Abroad: 0 courses from A recommended study abroad experience approved by the Chinese program
Requirement 18: Major - Chinese - Cognate - East Asian Studies Recommended
Major - Chinese - Cognate - East Asian Studies Recommended: 12 credits from a single discipline or thematic area. With departmental approval, a secondary or addl major or a minor may be an approved substitute. One 300-400 level 3 credit course must be included in one cognate.
Requirement 19: Major - Chinese - 2nd Cognate
Major - Chinese - 2nd Cognate: 12 credits from a single discipline or thematic area. With departmental approval, a secondary or addl major or a minor may be an approved substitute. One 300-400 level 3 credit course must be included in one cognate.
Requirement 20: Major Distribution Requirement
Major Distribution Requirement: 33 credits from Chinese Coursework - CHS 201 and above
Requirement 21: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.
Requirement 22: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.
Requirement 23: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 24: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.