Chinese Studies minor

These will be the program requirements, effective with the 2013-2014 catalog.

An interdisciplinary minor in Chinese Studies gives students an opportunity to gain knowledge of the Chinese people and their culture in an international context.

With coursework selected from several departments, the program provides a broad understanding of a nation and culture of great and growing significance to world affairs.

To complete the minor, students must earn a minimum of 21 semester hours, distributed as follows:

Prerequisites (6 hours)

  • CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

Required courses (6 hours)

  • CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II

Required courses (choose 3 of the following) (9 hours)

  • ARTH 104 -- Survey of Asian Art OR MUS 106 Music of World Cultures
  • CHI 380 -- Topics in Advanced Chinese (may be repeated once as a required course if topic varies)
  • HIS 339 -- History of China
  • HIS 340 -- History of Imperial China
  • HIS 341 -- History of Revolutionary China
  • PHI 304 -- Zen
  • PHI 312 -- Eastern Philosophy

Elective Courses (Choose any 2 or any Required course not already taken) (6 hours)

  • ANT 380 -- Origins of Civilization
  • ANT 385 -- Peoples of East and Southeast Asia
  • CHI 350 -- Methods of Teaching Chinese
  • GEO 410 -- Geography of East Asia
  • GEO 540 -- Cultural Geography of Asia
  • PHI 309 -- Global Ethics
  • PSC 388 -- Politics of Asia
  • PSC 480 -- International Law
  • PSC 350 -- Comparative Foreign Policies
  • REL 350 -- World Religions and Ethics

Students who entered NKU under the 2012-2013 catalog or earlier may complete their Chinese Studies minor under the terms of that catalog, if they wish.  Some of the courses listed have now been deleted from the catalog.  Consult the department for information on what to do.