2016-2017

Chinese

Chinese Major

The Chinese major aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced Chinese language proficiency and full understanding of the Chinese culture as they study a wide range of authentic texts and practice through meaningful communication and interaction. The Chinese major requires 10 courses (30 credits), out of which two may be at the 200 level and eight must be at the 300 and 400 levels.

Chinese Concentration

The Chinese concentration aims to promote meaningful and proficient Chinese language skills and understanding of the Chinese people and Chinese culture, as foreign language proficiency has become indispensable in today’s economic and political interdependence of nations. The Chinese concentration requires six courses (18 credits), out of which one may be at the 200 level and five at the 300 and 400 levels. Three of the six courses (9 credits) must be earned at Bryant. This is an 18 credit concentration only. Students must have a primary concentration in the College of Business or a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Chinese Minor

The Chinese Minor is designed to provide students with an advanced level of language proficiency in Standard Mandarin and a solid foundation for the development of cultural understanding and communicative competence across a broad array of social contexts and settings in China.

In addition to providing students with the necessary tools to become effective and creative communicators, the Chinese Minor also prepares students to live, study, and work in China and to take advantage of the steadily growing international market for professionals in all fields who have a background in Chinese language and culture.

Chinese Advanced Level Course Offerings

Reading and Writing I
Conversation and Listening Comprehension
Chinese Internship
Directed Study in Chinese
Chinese Reading and Writing II
Chinese for Business
Chinese for Business II
Chinese for Media
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
Advanced Chinese Through Contemporary Chinese Cinema
Advanced Reading on Chinese Literature and Culture
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Concentration