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)