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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chinese Language and Culture Minor

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China is one of the oldest continuous civilizations as well as the largest economies in the world, and Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. Chinese language skills, paired with an understanding of Chinese culture, are valuable assets in today’s global society.  MLL Chinese Language and Culture Studies minor provides students the foundational knowledge needed for careers in business, government, foreign service, education, translation, journalism, and other fields related to the greater China region or communities that require (or requiring) Chinese linguistic proficiency and cultural competence.

All students taking a minor in Chinese language and culture are expected to complete a minimum of 15-23 units of coursework: 8-16 lower-division language courses (achieved intermediate level) and 7-9 upper-division elective units.  (See Minor Requirements for Chinese Language and Culture Studies)

MLL Minor Requirements (15-23 units)

All minor students, regardless of lower-division exemptions outlined below, will be required to complete a minimum of 15 units of coursework.  See a Modern Language and Literatures (MLL) Department advisor to determine the best path of coursework for you.

Note: Minor students should take all courses for a letter grade.

Lower Division Exemption or Coursework

All Chinese Language and Culture minor students are required to have an intermediate-level understanding of the chinese language. Incoming students with prior experience with the chinese language may have some or all of the lower division courses waived.  Students may also challenge any of the lower division courses by exam.  To determine which lower division coursework to take contact your MLL advisor for exemption procedures and forms.  Students who do not achieve any lower division exemptions must take all of the following coursework:

Upper Division Coursework

All CLC minor students will be required to take advanced language coursework.  Choose one course for 4 units:

Elective Coursework

All students must choose at least one elective course for 3-4 units.  To complete the minimum required coursework of 15 units for the minor, some students will need to take additional elective units.  Choose from the following list:

Department Courses Listed by Course Type

Modern Languages and Literatures Courses

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Modern Languages and Literatures

Modern Languages and Literatures: American Sign Language

Modern Languages and Literatures: Chinese

Modern Languages and Literatures: French

Modern Languages and Literatures: Japanese

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish-American Literature and Culture

Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture


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