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 30 s.h. of work for the major. Students must complete the following courses.

Chinese Language
Students must successfully complete CHIN:2101-2102 (Second-Year Chinese: First-Second Semester) at The University of Iowa with a grade of C or higher, or the equivalent, before they may enroll in the following required courses.

All of these:

CHIN:3101-3102

Third-Year Chinese: First-Second Semester

6 s.h.

CHIN:4101

Classical Chinese: First Semester

3 s.h.

CHIN:4103-4104

Fourth-Year Chinese: First-Second Semester

6 s.h.

Advanced Chinese language - one of these:

CHIN:5101 Fifth-Year Chinese: First Semester 3 s.h.
CHIN:5102 Fifth-Year Chinese: Second Semester 3 s.h.
CHIN:5103 Readings in Chinese Literature 3 s.h.
CHIN:5106 Individual Chinese for Advanced Students arr.

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 Literature and Culture

The following courses support the study of literature and culture.  Courses that pertain to Chinese culture (the arts, history, literature, politics, religion, and translation) and to the methodology of literary or cultural students, and are cross-listed with the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures or are offered by other departments, may be counted toward this requirement.  Course content may vary by semester or instructor; students should consult their advisors for approval.

Two of these:

ASIA:2602

Civilizations of Asia: China

3 s.h.

ASIA:4507 Topics in Asian Studies arr.
CHIN:1504 Asian Humanities: China

3 s.h.

CHIN:1702 Chinese Popular Culture 3 s.h.
CHIN:3201 Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation 3 s.h.
CHIN:4204 The Literature of Daoism 3 s.h.
CHIN:5104 Advanced Classical Chinese 3 s.h.
CHIN:5201 Seminar in Chinese Fiction 3 s.h.
CHIN:5202 Seminar in Chinese Literature arr.

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.