Chinese, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N180

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Chinese program in the Modern Languages Department.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of coursework in Chinese or MLLL related to China/Chinese, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

CHIN 2113Intermediate Chinese3
CHIN 2223Intermediate Chinese (Continued)3
CHIN 3113Advanced Chinese I3
Choose two of the following:6
Advanced Chinese II
Advanced Listening and Speaking
Business Chinese
Advanced Reading and Writing
Translating Chinese
Learning Chinese through Media
Study of Classical Chinese and Calligraphy
Or other course approved by the Chinese advisor
Choose one of the following:3
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Chinese Cinema
Introduction to Chinese Language and Linguistics
The Chinese Way of Thinking: Language, Culture, & Cognition
Or other course approved by the Chinese advisor
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.