Asian Languages (Chinese)

Students pursuing a concentration in Chinese gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of China. There are opportunities to partake in study abroad programs, which can serve to enhance a student's experience and education.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A maximum of 6 hours are allowed from 200 level courses.
  • Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language; consult an advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures for more information.

Core 10 Hours

CHI 301 Third-Year Chinese I, G (5) (Prerequisites: CHI 202 with C or better)
CHI 302 Third-Year Chinese II, G (5) (Prerequisites: CHI 301 with C or better)

Electives 8 Hours Required
A maximum of 6 hours are allowed from 200 level courses.
Select courses from the following:

CHI 201 Second-Year Chinese I, G (5) (Prerequisites: CHI 102 with C or better)

CHI 202 Second-Year Chinese II, G (5) (Prerequisites: CHI 201 with C or better)

CHI 205 Chinese Calligraphy (1)

CHI 210 Intensive Chinese II (6-8) (Prerequisite(s): CHI 102 or 110 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only CHI 201 or CHI 202 or CHI 210)

CHI 307 Introduction to Literary Chinese I (HU) (3)

CHI 308 Introduction to Literary Chinese II (HU) (3)

CHI 321 Chinese Literature (HU) (3)

CHI 322 Chinese Literature (HU & G) (3)

CHI 323

CHI 335 History of Chinese Medicine (HU & H & G) (3)

CHI 336 Interpreting China's Classics ((L or HU) & H) (3)

CHI 338 The Daoist Bible The Daode jing (HU) (3)

CHI 343 Daoism (L or HU) & G & H (3)

CHI 345 Chinese Film and Civilization (3)

CHI 348 Pathways into Chinese Culture (3)

CHI 380 The Chinese Language (3)

CHI 394 Special Topics (1-4)

CHI 401 Fourth-Year Chinese I (G) (3)

CHI 402 Fourth-Year Chinese II (G) (3)

CHI 407 Chinese for Academic and Professional Purposes I (G) (3)

CHI 408 Chinese for Academic and Professional Purposes II (G) (3)

CHI 430 Readings in Chinese Religions (3) 

CHI 450 Classical Prose (3) 

CHI 451 Chinese Cultural History I (HU or SB) & H) (3)

CHI 452 Chinese Cultural History II (SB & G & H) (3)

CHI 461 Readings in Traditional Chinese Literature I (3)

CHI 462 Readings in Traditional Chinese Literature II (3)

CHI 470 Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (3)

CHI 482 Honors Thesis (L) (3)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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