Chinese Language and Culture I, II, III; Intermediate Chinese; Special Topics.
Why study Chinese?
- Over 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world's population) speak some form of Chinese; almost 3 million of these live in the USA.
- Chinese is considered a critical world language by the National Security Education Program
What are the benefits of studying Chinese?
- Cultural awareness
- Jobs in government
- Jobs in business
Where do I start?
- If you have already studied Chinese, take the modern languages placement test to find your appropriate level.
Why else would I take Chinese?
- To satisfy the liberal arts language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree in any discipline, students must successfully complete Chinese 103. Students with previous experience in Chinese can complete this requirement faster by placing into and starting at Chinese 102 or Chinese 103, rather than starting from Chinese 101.
- Chinese 101, 102 and 103 also satisfy enrichment requirements in the global community area.
How about study abroad?
- Although SRU does not sponsor a program in China, students interested in an immersion experience in a Chinese speaking country are encouraged to work with the Office for Global Engagement.