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)

CHI 494 Special Topics

FLA 420 [*CHI*]

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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