Chinese Program

Chinese Program 汉语学习

Program Director

Jing Luo
Department of Languages and Cultures

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Courses in Spring 2021

Chinese 101: online, MoTuWeThFr, 11:00AM-12:00PM, Feb 1 - Mar 23, 2021. No prerequisite.
Continuing students may enroll directly at Incoming students may contact the Registrar's Office and request to be placed in the course.

Chinese 204 (Chinese IV): on-line, MoTuWeThFr, 2:00-3:00PM,Mar 24-May 13, 2021. Prerequisite of 203 or equivalent, or consult with Dr. Luo. This course carries 3 credits towards graduation, satisfies and completes Gen Ed requirement..

Chinese Major (33 crs)

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 492 Chinese Listening (3 BU credits)


Chinese Minor (18 credits)

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

Upcoming Events

Chinese Club Meetings for Spring 2020: Thursday 5:00-6:00 PM, Old Science Hall 220. Typically every other week, watch out for announcement for each session.

  1. Feb 27, 2020. Learn to Play Mahjong from Master Player Emily Mundorf.
  2. Feb 12, 2020. First meeting of introduction and talk about study abroad.
  3. Fall 2019 Meetings:
  4. October 24: Presentation "Hong Kong Money & Adoption Papers" by Katy Thomas
  5. October 9: Presentation "Life in Taiwan" by Jocelyn Lim
  6. Sept 25: Presentation "Moon Festival in Vietnam" by Hai Nguyuan

Chinese Club for Fall 2019-Spring 2020:

  1. President: Hai Nguyen
  2. VP: Jocelyn Lim
  3. Treasurer: Katie Wommer
  4. Secretary: Katie Thomas
  5. Advisory Committee: Chair Francesca Crimi and former Club officers: Sevonne Brockington
    Alex Sriharsha, Mike Gingolaski.

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

Study-abroad at Beijing Normal University

Robert Lawson, Business and Chinese Major. Studied at BNU 2019.

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

Beijing Normal University

See What They Are Doing after Graduation

Rees Scott, class 2020, Computer Forensics Major/Chinese Minor, got a job at forensics firm, His Chinese proficiency proved to be a highlight in job interview. Congratulations, Rees!

Jordan Collins graduated from BU in 2020 with a BA in Chinese. He is now employed by MaxEn 迈格森, an education firm in Beijing. Jordan is planning to open a brewery in Beijing with his wife, once his wife graduates from Beijing Normal University. Jordan studied at BNU where he met his wife.

Emanuel Escobar taught English in China and Japan after graduation.
Ashabria Mangum
Rachel Cimera
Anastasia Timofeeva

Study Abroad Tips