Chinese Studies: Culture and Business Minor
The Chinese Studies minor provides a formal, structured, multidisciplinary approach to the study of modern China, its history, language, customs, culture and economy. The program targets students from all majors for in-depth examination of a region of growing global importance with special emphasis on the practical development of cross-cultural business skills. The minor requires a minimum or 23 credits in three different categories: Chinese language, area studies and business. It also requires fieldwork or an internship experience in China.
Part A: Language (8 credits required)
- First Year Chinese I (CHIN 101) - 4 credits
- First Year Chinese II (CHIN 102) - 4 credits
Part B: Area Studies (6 credits required)
- Chinese Culture Through Films (CHIN 305) - 3 credits
- Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy (CHIN 306) - 3 credits
- Modern China (HIST 362) - 3 credits
- Daoism and Confucianism (RELS 315) - 3 credits
- Regional Geography (GEOG 463) - 3 credits
- Special Topics (ENGL 299) - 1-4 credits
Part C: Business Studies (9 credits required)
- Introduction to Business in China (BADM 316) - 3 credits
- China Then and Now (BADM 318) - 3 credits
- Business Fieldwork in Shanghai (summer in China) (BADM 319) or Internship in China (BADM 497) - 3 credits
CHIN 101 First Year Chinese I
Fundamentals of Chinese grammar, oral use of the language and reading of easy Chinese.
CHIN 102 First Year Chinese II
Continued study of fundamentals of Chinese grammar, oral use of the language and reading of easy Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 101 with a grade of C or better.
CHIN 305 Chinese Culture Through Films
Help students understand traditional and modern Chinese cultural values through examining films and readings.
CHIN 306 Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Provide students significant exposure to Chinese culture through appreciation of a variety of script styles and practice in Kaishu "block."
HIST 362 Modern China
A survey of the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of China from the Opium War (1842) until the present. Special attention will be paid to the problems of modernization in traditional societies and to the nature of fundamental social revolution.
RELS 315 Daoism and Confucianism
An introduction to two major religious and philosophical traditions indigenous to China and important throughout East Asia. Attention will also be directed to the relations of Daoist and Confucian traditions to the social and political order, from ancient times through the contemporary period. Offered Fall every 3 years (2016).
GEOG 463 Regional Geography
A regional and topical analysis of the physical and cultural features with emphasis on one continent or region. May be repeated up to nine credits provided different regions and approaches are involved. Repeatable to 9 credits.
ENGL 299 Special Topics
A course for undergraduate students, on topics varying from term to term. Repeatable when topics vary.
BADM 316 Introduction to Business in China
An overview of China's past, present and future with particular emphasis on cross-cultural business skills and doing business in China today.
BADM 318 China Then and Now
Offered only in China, this course examines China's culture, customs, politics, and artistic heritage through existing monuments, temples, historic residences, city structures and artifacts.
BADM 319 Business Fieldwork in Shanghai
Offered only in China, this course exposes students to the practical problems associated with conducting business in China through lectures and fieldwork.
BADM 497 Internship in China
Approval of Director of International Business Programs required. On the job work experience (may be compensated or not) in various areas of business in China. Prerequisite: Approval of the Director of International Business Programs