Chinese (B.A.)

Effective Date: November 2011

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 001 Level One Chinese ANotes for: CHNS 001 Level One Chinese A

CHNS 001 Level One Chinese A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
First Year Seminar (FYS)

First Year Seminar (FYS)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 002 Level One Chinese BNotes for: CHNS 002 Level One Chinese B

CHNS 002 Level One Chinese B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CAS 100 (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100 (GWS)

CAS 100 (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Any level Chinese-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasNotes for: Chinese Related

Chinese Related

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/generaleducation/knowledge5
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 003 Level Two Chinese ANotes for: CHNS 003 Level Two Chinese A

CHNS 003 Level Two Chinese A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CHNS 120 Introduction to Chinese Literature and CultureNotes for: CHNS 120 (GH;IL)

CHNS 120 (GH;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHNS 121 Chinese Film and New MediaNotes for: CHNS 121 (GH;IL)

CHNS 121 (GH;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Quantification (GQ) Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 110 Conversation, Reading, and CompositionNotes for: CHNS 110 (IL)

CHNS 110 (IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
US Cultures (US)

US Cultures (US)

3
BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 401 (IL) Level Three Chinese ANotes for: CHNS 401 (IL)

CHNS 401 (IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

BA Requirement: Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student's primary major; foreign language credits must be in a second foreign language)

3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 402 (IL) Level Three Chinese BNotes for: CHNS 402 (IL) Level Three Chinese B

CHNS 402 (IL) Level Three Chinese B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CHNS 421 (IL) China Beyond ChinaNotes for: CHNS 421 (IL) China Beyond China

CHNS 421 (IL) China Beyond China

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHNS 422 (IL) Gender and Sexuality in ChinaNotes for: CHNS 422 (IL) Gender and Sexuality in China

CHNS 422 (IL) Gender and Sexuality in China

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHNS 423 The Warrior, the Courtesan and the Ghost in Classical Chinese NovelsNotes for: CHNS 423 The Warrior, the Courtesan and the Ghost in Classical Chinese Novels

CHNS 423 The Warrior, the Courtesan and the Ghost in Classical Chinese Novels

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHNS 424 (HIST, ASIA 482) Confucius and the Great Books of Early ChinaNotes for: CHNS 424 (HIST, ASIA 482) Confucius and the Great Books of Early China

CHNS 424 (HIST, ASIA 482) Confucius and the Great Books of Early China

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHNS 426 The Chinese Rhetorical TraditionNotes for: CHNS 426 (IL)

CHNS 426 (IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities

ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Electiv

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 403W Level Four Chinese ANotes for: CHNS 403W Level Four Chinese A

CHNS 403W Level Four Chinese A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
CHNS 452 (IL) Contemporary China: Culture and TrendsNotes for: CHNS 452 (IL) Contemporary China: Culture and Trends

CHNS 452 (IL) Contemporary China: Culture and Trends

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHNS 453 (IL) Chinese Film

CHNS 453 (IL) Chinese Film

or CHNS 454 (IL) Introduction to Classical ChineseNotes for: CHNS 454 (IL) Introduction to Classical Chinese

CHNS 454 (IL) Introduction to Classical Chinese

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHNS 455 (IL) Masterpieces of Traditional Chinese LiteratureNotes for: CHNS 455 (IL) Masterpieces of Traditional Chinese Literature

CHNS 455 (IL) Masterpieces of Traditional Chinese Literature

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
CHNS 404 Level Four Chinese BNotes for: CHNS 404 Level Four Chinese B

CHNS 404 Level Four Chinese B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Any level China-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasNotes for: Any level China-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasENGL 202C

Any level China-related course from list of approved courses for Supporting Courses and Related AreasENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

2
Total credits 13.5

Additional Notes

Additional Notes:

  • Scheduling patterns for courses may vary according to the semester they are taught. Additionally, general education courses are interchangeable. Students may choose the course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.
  • At least one Natural Science course must be a laboratory course.
  • All freshmen must take a First Year Seminar (FYS) during the fall or spring of their first year. Most FYSs in the College of the Liberal Arts are 3 credits and count as a General Humanities (GH) or General Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) course.

 

Course Codes:

 

Program Notes:

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese must complete at least 124 credits
  • Students who begin the Chinese language sequence at a level higher than CHNS 001 need to replace the bypassed credits with additional Chinese courses (or elective courses) in consultation with the Chinese adviser.
  • Students pursuing a Chinese major are strongly encouraged to meet with the departmental advisor early to discuss an educational plan and education abroad in a Chinese. A full year or fall/spring semester abroad is highly recommended.  For curricular sequencing, the program encourages students to pursue this Education Abroad experience in their junior year, typically following CHNS 401. When preparing an application to study abroad, consult with the Chinese program’s study abroad adviser regarding acceptable courses at the foreign program or institution.
  • Students starting out at a Penn State Commonwealth campus are strongly encouraged to complete CHNS 001 and 002 at University Park in the summer before their first fall semester at University Park.
  • Several of the courses required for the Chinese major fulfill the IL and OC requirements.
  •  All students must complete at least one 3 credit WRITING INTENSIVE course.  CHNS 403W, required of all Chinese majors, will satisfy this requirement. Students who complete the equivalent of CHNS 403W abroad should take a W/Y designated course towards the General Education, Bachelor of Arts, or elective course requirements. 
  • All freshmen must take a First Year Seminar (FYS) during the fall or spring of their first year. Most FYSs in the College of the Liberal Arts are 3 credits and count as a General Humanities (GH) or General Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) course.
  • At least one Natural Science course must be a laboratory course.
  • For a list of related area courses applicable to the Chinese major, visit
  • http://asian.la.psu.edu/under-chns.shtml
  • In some cases the two related area courses required for the Chinese major may count towards the GH and/or GA requirement as well.  Please see the departmental advisor for details.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/generaleducation/knowledge5