Chinese track, Asian Languages & Literature major

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Asian languages and literature requires a minimum of 120 s.h. Students choose one of four tracks: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, or Sanskrit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The Chinese track requires a minimum of 40 s.h. of work for the major. Students must complete the following courses.

Chinese Language
Students must successfully complete CHIN:1111 First-Year Chinese: First Semester and CHIN:1112 First-Year Chinese: Second Semester for a total of 10 s.h. (or the equivalent) before students may enroll in the following required courses.

All of these:

CHIN:2101 Second-Year Chinese: First Semester 5 s.h.
CHIN:2102 Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester 5 s.h.

CHIN:3101

Third-Year Chinese: First Semester

3 s.h.
CHIN:3102 Third-Year Chinese: Second Semester 3 s.h.

CHIN:4101

Classical Chinese: First Semester

3 s.h.

CHIN:4103 Fourth-Year Chinese: First Semester 3 s.h.

CHIN:4104

Fourth-Year Chinese: Second Semester

3 s.h.

Chinese Literature and Cinema

One of these:

CHIN:3202

Chinese Literature: Prose

3 s.h.

CHIN:3341 Chinese Literature: Poetry 3 s.h.

One of these:

CHIN:4203 Modern Chinese Writers 3 s.h.
CHIN:4206 Transnational Chinese Cinemas 3 s.h.

Chinese Culture and Society

Courses include those in art, religion, history, literature, and others.  Students must complete a minimum of  9 s.h. chosen from the list of courses below.

ASIA:1060 Introduction to Buddhism 3 s.h.
ASIA:1510 Ghost and the Weird 3 s.h.

ASIA:2602

Civilizations of Asia: China

3 s.h.

ASIA:3220 Chinese Painting I: Pagodas and Palaces 3 s.h.
CHIN:1504 Asian Humanities

3 s.h.

CHIN:1702 Chinese Popular Culture 3 s.h.
CHIN:1800 Chinese Character Writing and Calligraphy 2 s.h.
CHIN:3201 Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation 3 s.h.
CHIN:4150 Advanced Readings in Chinese 3 s.h.

A Note on Electives

Courses and requirements listed above represent the minimum hours required to complete the Chinese track.  Students may also choose additional courses up to but not over 56 s.h. offered by Chinese (CHIN) that function as electives toward the 120 s.h. needed for graduation.  These courses, however, do not count toward the Chinese major requirements.  Independent studies and arranged hours may be used as elective hours but do not count towards the requirement of the major.

 

Minor: Asian Languages

The minor in Asian languages is offered with four emphases: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Sanskrit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

CHINESE EMPHASIS

The minor in Asian languages with Chinese emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at The University of Iowa. The minor must include the following course work. Some of these courses have prerequisites; students must complete all of a course's prerequisites before they may register for that course.

Both of these sequences:

CHIN:3101/3102 Third-Year Chinese: First and Second Semester 6 s.h.
CHIN:4103/4104 Fourth-Year Chinese: First and Second Semester 6 s.h.

One of these:

CHIN:3202 Chinese Literature: Prose 3 s.h.
CHIN:3341 Chinese Literature: Poetry 3 s.h.
CHIN:4203 Modern Chinese Writers 3 s.h.
CHIN:4206 Transnational Chinese Cinemas 3 s.h.