Chinese Program

The Chinese Program 汉语学习

Program Director

Dr. Jing Luo
Department of Languages and Cultures

Chinese Courses in Fall 2019

Chinese 101: 9:00AM - 9:50AM, MWF. No prerequisite.
Continuing students may enroll directly at Incoming student may contact the Registrar's Office and request to be placed in the course.

Chinese 102: 10:00AM - 10:50AM, MWF. Gen Ed pts: 1pt in Goal #4 "Cultures & Diversities," 2pts in Goal #8 "Second Language." Prerequisite: Chinese 101 or the Foreign Language Placement Test.

Chinese 203: 1:00PM - 1:50PM, MWF. Gen Ed points: 2pts in Goal #1 "Communication." Prerequisite: Chinese 102 or the Foreign Language Placement Test.

China Today: 2:00PM - 3:15PM, Tue & Thu. This course is a comprehensive introduction of culture and society, including the latest development. Taught in English, no prerequisite. Carries 2 Gen Ed points in Goal #4 "Cultures & Diversity," and 1pt in Goal #7 "Arts & Humanities".

Required Courses for Chinese Major (33 credits total)

Chinese 101 (3crs) Chinese 102 (3crs) Chinese 203 (3crs) | Offered in fall.
Chinese 204 (3crs) | Offered in spring.
Langcult 200 Comparative Language Studies (offered in English) (3crs)
Langcult 400 Comparative Culture Studies (offered in English) (3crs)

Study Abroad at Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Transfer 15 Credits:
Chinese 490 Comprehensive Chinese (Reading and Writing) (6 BU credits)
Chinese 491 Conversational Chinese (6 BU credits)
Chinese 493 Chinese Listening (3 BU credits)


Upcoming Events

Chinese Club Meetings for Spring 2019: Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00PM, Old Science Hall 220.

  1. Session 1 (Feb 13): "What's It Like Living in Japan and Korea?" by Yura Kim.
  2. Session 2-a (Feb 27): "How China's Lunar Calendar Works?" by Tianhao Yu.
  3. Session 2-b (Feb 27): "Tips for Studying at Beijing Normal University." by Katherine Neteler.
  4. Session 3 (March 20): "Do's and Don'ts --- What Foreign Students Living in Beijing Should Be Aware of?" by Lida and Yusheng, Graduate Students in Criminal Justice, Beijing Normal University.
  5. Session 4 (April 3): 1) "Chinese Students' Adaptation to American Learning and Living Environment," by Katherine Thomas and Katy Wommer. 2) "How I Learned Chinese in the High Pressure Environment of Little Lamb," by Sevonne Brokington

Chinese Club Officers:

President: Sevonne Brockington
VP: Alex Sriharsha
Treasurer: Mike Gingolaski
Secretary: Francesca Crimi

Required Courses for the Chinese Minor (18 credits total)

Required: Chinese 101, 102, 203, 204 (12 crs)
Electives: Choose 2 courses (6crs) from the following:

CHINESE 199, 299, 399, 499: Chinese Transfers
ARTHSTRY 346 East Asian Art
CHINESE 211 Foundations of Chinese Culture and Civilization
CHINESE 212 China Today
DIGFOR 311 Security Fundamentals
EGGS 102 World Cultural Geography
HISTORY 359 Twentieth Century China
HISTORY 392 US Diplomatic History from 1898
HISTORY 131 History of Asian Civilizations to 1500
HISTORY 132 History of Asian Civilization since 1500
HISTORY 141 Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern East Asia
LANGCULT 200 Comparative Culture Studies
LANGCULT 400 Comparative Language Studies
MKTG 380 International Marketing
MUSIC 102 World Music
POLISCI 181 Contemporary Issues in World Politics
POLISCI 280 International Relations
POLISCI 310 Government and Politics of China
POLISCI 360 Nations, States, Gov
POLISCI 368 Asian Politics
POLISCI 373 Govt China & India
POLISCI 466 IR in East Asia

Study in Beijing

Seven BU students who double-major in Chinese spent an inspiring semester at Beijing Normal University in Spring 2017. The Chinese Major requires study abroad and a transfer of 15 credits. The scene is at “The Laker’s” where international students enjoy hanging out.

From left:

Katherine Neteler, Chinese and Speech Pathology
Danielle Franklin, Chinese and Business
Alexis Mendoza, Chinese and Anthropology
Joey Waack, Chinese and Business
Ashabria Mangum, Chinese and Political Science
Jordan Collins, Chinese and Sociology (Jordan continues to study at BNU in fall 2018 beyond required courses. His endeavor is to be fluent in the language.)
Anastasia Timofeeva, Chinese and Engineering
Dr. Jing Luo, Chinese program director

Beijing Normal University

See What They Are Doing after Graduation

Study Abroad Tips

Fun and Insightful

China Is Beyond Cashless - WeChat and AliPay
Reverse Culture Shock - China Back to USA
Martial Art - 2014 Taiji Champion
Media - China Central TV
Calligraphy - Writing
Politics - East Asia Forum
Food - Chinese Food vs. Traditional Food
Science & Tech - Breakthroughs
One Belt One Road - "Why I Proposed the One Belt One Road?" - President Xi Jinping
Exchange Rate - The Chinese Yuan
Global Time - China Standard Time