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2021-2022 General Catalog 
  
2021-2022 General Catalog

Chinese - BA


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  • For more information about Chinese, please see the World Languages and Cultures website.
  • 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.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

 

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: The highest math requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  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 Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   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

 

Communication Intensive (CI)

3

 

CHIN Upper-Division Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

2

 

Elective Course

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

Comments

Comments

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHIN or LING 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

 

Communication Intensive (CI)

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 .

Chinese Major Requirements (34 credits)


  • Total Credits for Chinese Major: 34
  • Grade Point Average to Declare Major: 2.5 Career GPA
  • Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major: 2.5 GPA within major coursework
  • Credits in Residence: A minimum of 50 percent of major credits must be earned at USU. Students who have completed bridge courses should contact their advisor as these courses will count toward elective credits and credits in residence.
  • Minimum Grade Requirement: All courses for the major require a minimum grade of C- or better. Courses for the major may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
  • Note: Credits obtained in lower-division Chinese courses cannot be applied toward the Chinese major, except CHIN 2050 .

A. Required Courses (7 credits)


Language Option 1: Chinese Conversation


NOTE: In order to get into CHIN 2050 , a student should have completed CHIN 2010  or taken the Chinese Placement test in the World Languages and Cultures Department. This is a required transition course that is intended for students who have not had extensive experience living in a Chinese community. Cantonese-speakers should take CHIN 2050  after they complete or test out of CHIN 2020 . Students with at least one-year extensive immersion experience in a Chinese-speaking environment (e.g., returned missionaries) should take Option 2 below.

Language Option 2: Linguistics


NOTE: Students who are not true beginners of Mandarin Chinese are required to take the Chinese placement test in World Languages and Cultures Department Main 204. The CHIN 2050  course is waived, but the Chinese major should do Language Option 2 to complete the “Required Courses” (7 credits) requirement.

B. Elective Courses (27 credits minimum)


Students must complete at least 27 credits of upper-division coursework selected from the following list:

Notes:


Only two credits of CHIN 4920  may count toward the Chinese major and one credit of CHIN 4920  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 World Languages and Cultures office prior to participating.

4 This course may be repeated for additional credit.

5 While this course may be repeated for additional credit, only 1 credit may count toward requirements for the Chinese major or minor.

Related Programs


  • Chinese Minor: 16 credits
  • Chinese Minor, Teaching Emphasis: 21 credits + 29 STEP credits
  • Chinese Minor, Teaching Emphasis without Licensure: 20 credits

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