Oct 22, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Chinese - BA


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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits

120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better

100

Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)

40

Total USU Credits

30

Upper-division USU Credits

20

USU Credits within the Major

10

Credits in Minor (if required)

12

Credits in Major

see below

Credits in American Institutions

3

General Education Requirements  

see link

University Studies Depth Requirements  

see link

NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course  course of the student's choice

 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

2.50 GPA

 

 

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)  

3 

 

CHIN 1020: Chinese First Year II  

4  

 

CHIN 1010: Chinese First Year I  

4  

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

Comments

 

Comments

 

 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2) 

 

3 

 

CHIN 2020: Chinese Second Year II  

4 

 

 

CHIN 2010: Chinese Second Year I   4     Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)     3  

Quantitative Literacy (QL)   

3

 

Depth Requirements (University Studies)  

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

Comments

 

Comments

 

 

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHIN 3010: Chinese Third Year I 

 
4  

 

Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   

3

 

LING 4100: The Study of Language    OR

LING 3200: Introduction to Linguistics (DSS)  

3  OR 3  

 

CHIN Upper Division Course

3

 

CHIN Upper Division Course

3

 

CHIN Upper Division Course

3

 

Elective Course

1

 

CHIN Upper Division Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

4

 

Elective Course

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

Comments

 

Comments

 

 

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHIN Upper Division Course

3

 

CHIN Upper Division Course

3

 

CHIN Upper Division Course

3

 

CHIN Upper Division Course

3

 

CHIN Upper Division Course OR LING Course

3

 

CHIN Upper Division or LING Upper Division Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

2

 

Elective Course

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

Comments

 

Comments

 

 

Students must complete the General Education Requirements . 

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements.

  • If chosen as a major course, CHIN 3540  will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

Minimum Departmental Requirements



Chinese Major

33


Chinese Minor

12



Grade Point Average

to Declare a Major or Minor

2.5 Career GPA

Grade Point Average

to Graduate with Major or Minor

2.5 GPA within

Major/Minor Classes

A Minimum of 50 Percent of Major or Minor Credits Must Be Earned at USU.

50 Percent



Credits obtained in lower-division Chinese courses cannot be applied toward the Chinese Major or Minor.

Courses for Chinese Majors and Minors require a minimum of

C- or better.

Courses for Chinese Majors and Minors may not be

 taken on a Pass/Fail Basis.

Notes


1Only two credits of CHIN 4920  may count toward the Chinese Major and one credit towards the Chinese Minor.

2 This course may be repeated one time for credit with different content. 

3 Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward these degrees must obtain approval from the LPSC office prior to participating.

4 This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Chinese Major


(34 CREDITS)

(2.5 GPA required in major classes)


A. Required Courses (7 credits)


Language Option 1: Chinese Conversation


CHIN 3050 is a required bridge course that is intended for students who have not had extensive experience living in a Chinese community.  Students with at least one-year extensive experience in a Chinese-speaking environment (e.g. returned missionaries) should take option 2.

Language Option 2: Linguistics


Students who have extensive experience living in a Chinese-speaking environment are exempt from the conversation course and must take one of the following.

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