Bachelor of Arts in Chinese
Immerse yourself in the language, culture and society of China with the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Become proficient in spoken and written Mandarin, and examine the roles language plays in the life and culture of China. Gain a deeper understanding of the country’s history and society by exploring its most defining works of literature and film.
The Chinese Major requires no prior background or knowledge of Mandarin. However, students with extensive language experience may earn placement in high-level courses. The curriculum is tailored so that you become proficient in spoken and written language over time. Classes offer an introduction to the language’s sound systems as well as its writing systems, including grammar and vocabulary. You’ll develop the linguistic insights, foundations, knowledge and strategies necessary to continue learning Chinese beyond the classroom.
Students have opportunities to participate in intensive language study at a university in China to further build their language skills and develop cultural competencies.
This 123-credit, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree prepares students for careers in an array of professional fields that benefit from experts in Chinese language, culture and customs. Students often pursue careers in business and government positions. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees in the humanities, information sciences, social sciences and law.
Classes & Curriculum
Courses in the Chinese BA degree program include the following.
- Chinese Advanced I
- Chinese Composition
- Chinese Culture and Civilization
- Chinese Elements I
- Chinese Intermediate I
Students are required to complete a Chinese Capstone Seminar course during their final year. Learn more about required courses for the Chinese BA.
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