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Chinese Studies

U.S. China Student Forum

New challenges, new chances

 

Learning Chinese will allow students to experience a culture with a history of 5000 years and learn a language spoken by 1.36 billion people.  China has been playing an increasingly important and influential role globally. The ability to use Chinese and to employ knowledge about Chinese culture is highly valued by the business and professional communities. Our graduates choose a variety of career paths: Some become import/export broker, assisting with marketing activities, other serves as policy analyst, researching and analyzing information to assist in policy planning. Some become teachers, translators, or interpreters; some are employed in government, international travel, or financial services; others go on to advanced degrees in preparation for work in international law, diplomacy, and college teaching. Opportunities in international marketing, advertising, and other communications industries provide further outlets for language skills, coupled with other expertise acquired in joint or double majors.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Oral Communication and Advanced Grammar
  • Social issues in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and language as expression of distinct cultures
  • History of the language
  • Great authors and themes
  • Film and game studies

CAREER OPTIONS  

  • Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Diplomacy
  • Business and Industry
  • Law Enforcement and National Security
  • Health care

What’s special about this program?

 

Chinese study at the University of Delaware is part of a broad, multicultural education that is integral to success in many different fields in today’s global environment. A proficiency-oriented communicative approach develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, while an emphasis on social and cultural knowledge equips students to interact within the target culture confidently and successfully. Opportunities abound for access to multilingual communities through technology, as well as through study abroad.

Get Involved

 

UD Confucius Institute

UD China-America Association

UD Chinese Students and Scholars Association

UD Philosotea Club

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition
CHIN105

Elementary Chinese I

 

CHIN106

Elementary Chinese II

 

CHIN107

 

Intermediate Chinese

CHIN208

 

Chinese Culture

MATH113

 

Contemporary Mathematics or higher
UNIV101 First Year Experience
   
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

CHIN200

Composition and Grammer

 

CHIN201

Advance Intermediate Chinese

 

CHIN205

Conversational Chinese

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

   
   
   
LLCU330

Chinese Literature in Translation

 

CHIN355

Chinese Culture and Society

 

CHIN350

Business Chinese

 

CHIN452

Readings in Chinese Literature

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Second Writing Course

 

 

Elective Writing Course

 

CHIN451

Readings in Chinese Literature

 

CHIN455

Classical Chinese

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

 

 

 
   

Go Global at UD

This major is eligible for the following programs:

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