Chinese Studies

Program Description

The certificate in Chinese Studies provides a multidisciplinary approach covering the philosophy, religion, art history, and literature of China as well as issues in history, politics, geography, sociology/anthropology, and international relations. The program is intended to enhance degree-seeking student's competitiveness upon graduation. This certificate is only available to degree-seeking students.

This certificate is not available for fully online degree seeking students.

Requirements (18 Credits)

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses (C- is not acceptable).

  • 4 semesters of Chinese Language (up to 12 credits can apply toward certificate)
  • Two courses in Chinese or East Asian area studies (6 credits)
  • Students may receive credits through study abroad or internship programs.

Chinese Language Course Offerings

  • CHI 1130 Chinese I
  • CHI 1131 Chinese II
  • CHI 2200 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHI 2201 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHI 3400 Intermediate Chinese Conversation
  • CHI 3410 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHI 3440 Business Chinese

Chinese or East Asian area studies Course Offerings

All courses with the ASN prefix are applicable

  • Courses focused on Chinese or East Asian History, Art History, Religion, Sociology/Anthropology, Politics, Economics, Geography, and International Relations.

Some examples include:

  • ARH 4552 Arts of China and Japan
  • ARH 4557 Contemporary Chinese Art
  • ARH 4553 A Social History of Chinese Painting
  • ASH 3380 Consumer Culture in Asia
  • ASH 4300 East Asian Civilization
  • ASH 4384 History of Women in Asia
  • ASH 4404 History of China
  • CHT 3502 Chinese Culture and Society
  • CPO 4507 Comparative Political Economics of Asia
  • CPO 4541 Politics of China
  • ECS 3200 Economics of Asia
  • INR 4232 International Relations of China
  • INR 4707 The Political Economy of China
  • REL 3308 Studies in World Religions
  • REL 3310 Introduction to Asian Religions
  • REL 3316 Healing in Asian Religions
  • SYD 4412 Cities in Asia

For a complete list of available courses, see the Undergraduate Courses page.  If you have any questions about a particular course, please email