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Chinese Studies Major and Minor Requirements
The Chinese Studies Major

The Chinese Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7).

Nine courses, including:

At least four language courses chosen from the following, one of which must be a 400-level course:

CHIN 301 Advanced Intermediate Chinese

CHIN 315 Myths and Parables in Chinese Literature and Film

CHIN 401 Topics in Advanced Chinese I

CHIN 402 Topics in Advanced Chinese II

CHIN 410 Business Chinese

CHIN 497 Selected Topics


Five elective courses chosen from the list below, including two LLC electives in conjunction with CLAC in Chinese. Up to two language courses at or above the 300-level may be counted as electives.
HIST 250 Modern East Asia 1600-1960

HIST 251 Chinese Revolutions

HIST 252 China Modern: 1900-1940

HIST 341 History and Memory: WWII in East Asia

LLC 225 Chinese Culture and Civilization

LLC 227 The Action Genre in East Asian Cinema

LLC 325 Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Literature

LLC 355 Chinese Cinema

PLSC 345 Politics of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

PLSC 357 International Relations of East Asia

RELG 253 Body/Sex in World Religious Literature

RELG 255 Queers in Religion

RELG 268 Religion and Literature

RELG 350 Dao of Sex

RELG 355 Selected Asian Religions

Students MUST complete an approved study abroad experience as part of the Chinese Studies major. The study abroad experience can be fulfilled through a summer study abroad program associated with the University of Richmond, or other summer or semester programs in Chinese universities approved by the Chinese Studies faculty.

Students must take one 400-level course in Chinese at the University of Richmond after they return from abroad.

Students can transfer up to five courses to fulfill their Chinese Studies major requirements.
Cross School Major

Cross-School Major in Chinese Studies and International Business

(Earned in conjunction with a major in the Robins School of Business with an international business concentration.)

Nine courses and an interdisciplinary research project (IDST 379), in addition to completing all requirements of the international business concentration for the business administration major, including
CHIN 410 Business Chinese, and

Four courses at the 300-level or above, chosen from:

CHIN 301 Advanced Intermediate Chinese

CHIN 302 Conversational Chinese

CHIN 401 Topics in Advanced Chinese I

CHIN 402 Topics in Advanced Chinese II

CHIN 497 Selected Topics

One semester full-time study in China or Taiwan at an approved university

The cross-school major in Chinese Studies and International Business represents a collaborative project between the Department of Languages,  Literatures, and Cultures and the International Business Program in the Robins School of Business. Designated faculty members from each program will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. The curriculum includes a semester abroad at one of the University's partner institutions (for example, Tsinghua University in Beijing or National Chengchi University in Taiwan). There, students will continue their course work in Chinese Studies and business in classes with both local and other international students.

To prepare for the experience abroad, students must have taken CHIN 202 or the equivalent. Upon returning to the University of Richmond, they will broaden their knowledge of literary and cultural studies through advanced seminars as well as additional Robins School of Business coursework. The Chinese component of this program thus consists of five courses at the 300-level or above taken on campus plus four courses taken abroad, or the equivalent of a nine-course major in LLC.

The Chinese Studies Minor

The Chinese Studies Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7).

Five courses, including:

At least two language courses at the 300-level or above

Three elective courses from the list below. Up to two language courses at or above the 300-level may be counted as electives.

HIST 250 Modern East Asia 1600-1960

HIST 251 Chinese Revolutions

HIST 252 China Modern: 1900-1940

HIST 341 History and Memory: WWII in East Asia

LLC 225 Chinese Culture and Civilization

LLC 227 The Action Genre in East Asian Cinema

LLC 325 Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Literature

LLC 355 Chinese Cinema

PLSC 345 Politics of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

PLSC 357 International Relations of East Asia

RELG 253 Body/Sex in World Religious Literature

RELG 255 Queers in Religion

RELG 268 Religion and Literature

RELG 350 Dao of Sex

RELG 355 Selected Asian Religions

Studying abroad is strongly encouraged, but not required. Students can transfer up to three courses to fulfill their Chinese Studies minor requirements. Minors are strongly encouraged to take at least one 300 or 400-level language course on campus after studying abroad. Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.