Bachelor of Arts in Chinese

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Major Requirements

Prospective majors must meet with an East Asian languages and literatures faculty advisor when declaring the major, each spring to obtain the advisor’s signature before fall term registration, and two terms before graduation. The Bachelor of Arts in Chinese comes with three options: Culture-Intensive, Language-Intensive, and Linguistics-Intensive.

Any course for which a grade lower than C– is received does not count toward the major.

Prospective majors who place above the first term of the third year of a language (Third-Year Chinese (CHN 301) or Third-Year Japanese (JPN 301)) must draft an individualized program in conjunction with a department advisor.

Honors Thesis in Chinese

With the support of an advisor, students may write a thesis on a Chinese topic. Thesis topics must be approved at least one term before the thesis is submitted for honors credit.

Thesis Written in English. To count toward a Chinese degree, the thesis must be on a Chinese cultural topic with a suggested length of forty pages.

Thesis Written in Chinese. With an advisor's approval, language-track majors may opt to write a thesis in Chinese with a suggested length of 12,500 characters. Students in the Chinese Flagship Program who are culture majors may petition to have a Chinese-language thesis count toward honors in the department. The thesis must be on a topic that reflects an aspect of Chinese culture

Overseas Study

The University of Oregon has four overseas study programs in China and Japan. Students in University of Oregon study abroad programs enroll in courses with subject codes that are unique to individual programs. Special course numbers are reserved for overseas study. See International Affairs in the Academic Resources section of this catalog. Students are strongly advised to talk with their major advisor before they study abroad to plan their courses of study and make sure the courses they take in China and Japan will count toward major requirements.

Kindergarten through Secondary Teaching Careers

Students who complete the BA degree with a major in Chinese or Japanese are eligible to apply for the College of Education’s fifth-year licensure program in middle-secondary teaching or the fifth-year licensure program to become an elementary teacher. More information is available from the College of Education.

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Culture-Intensive Option

 At least five of the required courses must be completed within the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

CHN 301Third-Year Chinese5
CHN 302Third-Year Chinese5
CHN 303Third-Year Chinese5
CHN 495Senior Capstone in Chinese Culture: [Topic] 24
Select three of the following, with two in upper division. These four courses must be taken in residence on the UO campus from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.12
Introduction to Chinese Narrative
Introduction to Chinese Film
Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture
History of Chinese Literature
History of Chinese Literature
History of Chinese Literature
Literature of Modern Taiwan
Four upper-division courses 116
Total Credits47

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Language-Intensive Option

 At least five of the required courses must be completed within the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

CHN 301Third-Year Chinese5
CHN 302Third-Year Chinese5
CHN 303Third-Year Chinese5
Select three of the following:12
History of Chinese Literature
History of Chinese Literature
History of Chinese Literature
Literature of Modern Taiwan
Chinese Linguistics
CHN 436Literary Chinese4
CHN 437Literary Chinese4
Select three of the following:12
Fourth-Year Chinese
Fourth-Year Chinese
Modern Chinese Texts: [Topic]
Chinese Academic Writing
Total Credits47

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Linguistics-Intensive Option

CHN 301Third-Year Chinese5
CHN 302Third-Year Chinese5
CHN 303Third-Year Chinese5
Select two of the following:8
Fourth-Year Chinese
Fourth-Year Chinese
Modern Chinese Texts: [Topic]
Intermediate Language Strategies
Intermediate Language Strategies
Intermediate Language Strategies
Chinese Academic Writing
Advanced Chinese: [Topic]
Select three of the following linguistics survey courses:12
Chinese Linguistics
History of the Chinese Language
Language and Society in East Asia
Introduction to Linguistics Analysis
Select two of the following:8
Pedagogical Grammar of Chinese
History of the Chinese Language
Literary Chinese
Literary Chinese
Japanese and Korean Phonetics
Second-Language Acquisition
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Pedagogy
EALL 486
One advisor-approved elective in courses with the subject codes EALL, CHN, and LING4
Total Credits47

Four-Year Degree Plans

Sample Cultural-Intensive Option

Sample Language-Intensive Option

Sample Linguistics-Intensive Option

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Culture-Intensive Option

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 101 First-Year Chinese 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 102 First-Year Chinese 5
One of the major survey courses, lower-division (150, 151, 152) 4
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
4
Group-satisfying course 4
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 103 First-Year Chinese 5
Group-satisfying courses 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 201 Second-Year Chinese 5
One of the major survey courses (150, 151, 305, 306, 307, 308) 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 202 Second-Year Chinese 5
One of the major survey courses (150, 151, 305, 306, 307, 308) 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 203 Second-Year Chinese 5
One of the major survey courses (150, 151, 305, 306, 307, 308) 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
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Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 301 Third-Year Chinese 5
Upper-division elective course Four upper-division courses in Chinese language, culture, literature, linguistics, history, art, economics, or other approved areas; at least three must have the EALL subject code. One non-Chinese (JPN, KRN, or EALL) course can count toward the Chinese culture-intensive option. Courses in other departments must be approved by an advisor. 4
Electives 8
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 302 Third-Year Chinese 5
Upper-division elective course Four upper-division courses in Chinese language, culture, literature, linguistics, history, art, economics, or other approved areas; at least three must have the EALL subject code. One non-Chinese (JPN, KRN, or EALL) course can count toward the Chinese culture-intensive option. Courses in other departments must be approved by an advisor. 4
Electives 8
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 303 Third-Year Chinese Complete third-year language requirements5
Upper-division elective course Four upper-division courses in Chinese language, culture, literature, linguistics, history, art, economics, or other approved areas; at least three must have the EALL subject code. One non-Chinese (JPN, KRN, or EALL) course can count toward the Chinese culture-intensive option. Courses in other departments must be approved by an advisor. 4
Electives 8
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division elective course Complete upper-division electives requirement4
Electives 12
 Credits 16
Winter
Electives 16
 Credits 16
Spring
Electives 16
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Language-Intensive Option

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 101 First-Year Chinese 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 102 First-Year Chinese 5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
Complete writing requirement4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 103 First-Year Chinese 5
Group-satisfying courses 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 201 Second-Year Chinese 5
One of the major survey courses (EALL 209, CHN 480, CHN 482) CHN 480 and 482 are required4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 202 Second-Year Chinese 5
One of the major survey courses (EALL 209, CHN 480, CHN 482) CHN 480 and 482 are required4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 203 Second-Year Chinese Complete lower-division language courses5
One of the major survey courses (EALL 209, CHN 480, CHN 482) CHN 480 and 482 are required; complete major survey requirements4
Group-satisfying course Complete group requirements4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 301 Third-Year Chinese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 302 Third-Year Chinese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 303 Third-Year Chinese Complete third-year language courses5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 411
Fourth-Year Chinese
or Intermediate Language Strategies
4
CHN 436 Literary Chinese 4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Winter
CHN 412
Fourth-Year Chinese
or Intermediate Language Strategies
4
CHN 437 Literary Chinese Complete literary Chinese requirement4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Spring
CHN 413
Modern Chinese Texts: [Topic]
or Intermediate Language Strategies
Complete fourth-year language requirement4
Electives 12
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese: Linguistic-Intensive Option 

The degree plan shown is only a sample of how students may complete their degrees in four years. There are alternative ways. Students should consult their advisor to determine the best path for them.

Degree Map
First Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 101 First-Year Chinese 5
WR 121 College Composition I 4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 102 First-Year Chinese 5
WR 122
College Composition II
or College Composition III
Complete writing requirement4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 103 First-Year Chinese 5
Group-satisfying courses 12
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Second Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 201 Second-Year Chinese 5
One major survey course (EALL 209, LING 301, CHN 480, CHN 482) CHN 480 and 482 are required4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 202 Second-Year Chinese 5
One major survey course - EALL 209, LING 301, CHN 480 or CHN 482 CHN 480 and 482 are required4
Group-satisfying courses 8
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 203 Second-Year Chinese Complete lower-division language courses5
One major survey course (EALL 209, LING 301, CHN 480, CHN 482) Complete major survey requirements; CHN 480 and 482 are required4
Group-satisfying course Complete group requirements4
Elective course 4
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Third Year
FallMilestonesCredits
CHN 301 Third-Year Chinese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Winter
CHN 302 Third-Year Chinese 5
Electives 12
 Credits 17
Spring
CHN 303 Third-Year Chinese Complete third year language requirement5
Upper-division elective course with CHN, JPN, EALL, or KRN subject code Complete upper-division elective requirement4
Electives 8
 Credits 17
 Total Credits 51
Degree Map
Fourth Year
FallMilestonesCredits
Upper-division Chinese language course 4
Advisor-approved upper-division linguistics-literacy course (CHN 436, 437, EALL 440, 442, 443, 486) 4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Winter
Upper-division Chinese language course Complete 400-level language requirements4
Advisor-approved upper-division linguistics course (CHN 481, EALL 440, 442, 443, 486) Complete advisor-approved upper division linguistics courses with EALL subject code from list4
Electives 8
 Credits 16
Spring
Additional advisor-approved upper-division linguistics course with EALL subject code Complete additional advisor-approved upper-division EALL linguistics courses4
Electives 12
 Credits 16
 Total Credits 48