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Chinese Area Studies Major and Minor Program

This interdisciplinary program prepares students to thrive as globally aware and cross-culturally competent citizens through a critical understanding of Chinese cultures. Students develop functional Mandarin Chinese communication skills.

Topics studied pertain to Chinese literature, history, politics, and art. This program also addresses the role of China within larger global contexts. A major in Chinese Area Studies prepares students to apply their practical language skills, cultural knowledge, and global awareness to a wide variety of career choices:

Study abroad to China is required for this major (minimum of 6 credits). For more information about the program or Mandarin Chinese language classes, please contact Prof. Weiqing Zhang (

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Study abroad in beautiful China!

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