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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chinese Studies Minor

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The Minor Program in Chinese Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering a specialized study of China through coursework in the related disciplines of language, anthropology, history, geography, philosophy, and political science. China’s economic and political presence is increasingly prominent in the United States. CU Denver is uniquely positioned to make use of its location as the cultural, economic and political center of the Rocky Mountain region and of its diverse, well-trained and highly qualified faculty to offer a course of interdisciplinary studies related to China. Students may choose to focus either on General Chinese Studies or Chinese Language and Culture. On the one hand, General Chinese Studies encourages an interdisciplinary approach of accepting courses from various departments that focus on history, political science, art, philosophy, and more from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. On the other hand, Chinese Language and Culture further develops students’ linguistic competence and cultural awareness. The minor program offers a wide variety and levels of Mandarin Chinese language and culture courses that not only improve students’ communication skills but also give a deeper look into different aspects of Chinese culture.

The program in Chinese studies offers a host of study abroad opportunities throughout the academic year and every summer. CU Denver has on-going programs at the China Agricultural University in Beijing, and programs in Taipei, as well as an association with Yunnan University in Kunming. Study abroad programs of five weeks to one year in length may be arranged, and program faculty can help students enroll in intensive Chinese language programs in Taiwan or on the mainland. Students pursuing the minor in Chinese language and area studies are encouraged to complete the program with a period of residence and study in China.

Program Director: Dr. I-hao Victor Woo
Advisor: Dr. I-hao Victor Woo
Email: i-hao.woo@ucdenver.edu

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of  15 credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements. 
  4. Students must complete all minor courses, including ancillary courses, taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to minor requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7). Students cannot complete minor course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours from CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Courses taken at other institutions may be applied to the minor but only with approval of a Chinese faculty advisor in the Department of Modern Languages.

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